Filed in SHOUT OUT'S by on April 10, 2015 • views: 2588

SHOUT-OUT (#2) has strong elements of completion.


DeBruyn has just completed his Asian crossing, Angelo completed leg 1; LA to Fairbanks, Tertius completed his SA crossing, Riaan and Vasti completed the EPIC, Keegan completed his trans Africa cycle in world record time, Chris has completed the first ever ‘SUP’ expedition in the Okavango Delta and Lewis has completed his Southern Swims.

You know what this means – everybody starts their new leg or project shortly



Angelo Wilkie Page: Expedition720Degrees

AngeloAngelo cycled into Fairbanks on the 23rd of March successfully completing leg 1 of his proposed 8 legs to circumnavigate the world – TWICE – under human power. East to West (leg 1-4) and then Pole to Pole (leg5-8).

Angelo has returned to South Africa for to prepare for leg 2 which will involve him kayaking from Fairbanks, down the Yukon River into the Bering Sea, across to Russia and paddling around the Russian coast until he reaches Magadan where his bicycle will be waiting from him. From here he starts cycling again, through Asia and Europe………

Big ups from all of us Angelo – South Africa is behind you wish you well in your preparation period for Leg 2.


DeBruyn Joubert: Around 7 Continents

DeBruynASIA DONE!!! DeBruyn finally made it to the coast of China after leaving Istanbul, 30 June 2014, 274 days ago.

– Days Crossing Asia: 274 Days
– Days Spend on Visas : 108 Days (Applying and waiting)
– Other Rest Days : +- 30 Days
– Cycling Days : 136 Days
– Longest Daily Distance cycled : 201.01 km (125 miles)
– Asia Distance : 13 140km (8 165 miles)
– Asia Total Altitude climb : 274 081 feet (83 540 m)
– Total Around 7 Continents Distance : 24 640km (15 310 miles)
– Warmest Temp : 51ºC ( 125 ºF )
– Coldest Temp : -38ºC ( -36ºF )
– Coldest Feel Temp : -45ºC (-49ºF)
– Temperature Range : 89ºC ( 161 ºF )
– Country with biggest Challenges : Mongolia
– Km’s cycled last two weeks : 1900km
– Next Destination : Alaska (United States) *Starting date still to be confirmed*


Dr Tertius Venter: Cycle Miles for Smiles

TertiusPretoria – Bloemfontein – Graaff-Reinet – Cape Town | Total of 1872 km or an average of 187 km per day over the ten days

Dr Venter arrived last Saturday, 4 April’15 in Cape Town after cycling 1800 km for Cycle Miles for Smiles. He leaves shortly for the USA where he intends to cycle 8000km for the same cause



Dr Venter is a plastic surgeon and shut down his private practice in 2006. He has since dedicated his life (and skills set) to making a difference for others as a full time volunteer surgeon for Mercy Ships, Operation Smile and PAACS.


Volunteer Wildfire Services

VWSAlways on the move and either putting out fires, training, recruiting or raising awareness, VWS is not an organisation that allows moss to grow under their feet.

Sunday, 19 April they will be hosting their FUN FAMILY DAY at the Lievland Wine Estate on the R44 (Klapmuts).
Firefighting displays at 12:00 and 15:00. Helicopter display, 5km and 14km Fun & Trail runs, Kiddies activities, Fire truck rides, Tree climbing and Swing, Exhibitions, Tea Garden and lots of spot prizes
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To coin a phrase – ‘be there or be square’


Lewis Pugh

LewisThe only Awesome South African profile I have yet to meet – hint hint Lewis – “call me when you get back to Cape Town, if you are not back already!!”

Lewis was not born in SA, but he lives here (since the age of 10), sounds South African and does Awesome stunts to raise awareness for the cause he so strongly believes in, so the board decided to still give the title of being an Awesome South African to Lewis.

“How to campaign for the world’s biggest marine protected area in Antarctica’s freezing seas? If you’re Lewis Pugh, the answer’s a simple one: swim there! And before your hands have even recovered from the frostbite, fly off to Moscow to persuade the Kremlin to back the idea.”

Lewis has just finished a series of 1 km swims down in Antarctica to raise awareness to protect the Ross Sea, a deep bay of the Southern Ocean in Antarctica, over 2,000 miles below the heel of New Zealand, that is threatened by overfishing and climate change.


Paul Steyn

Paul2I am doing a personal call-out to Johnny Walker or to anybody associated to this product to sponsor Mr Paul Steyn – you will never get a more apt pairing of product to “sponsoree” ( I know, I just made that word up).

Paul has already walked 5000km and is leaving shortly to go walk “Vaal to Vaal” and also meet Anna-Marie who recently received his first prosthetic leg thanks to the Paul Steyn Foundation.

If you don’t know already who Paul Steyn is, look at his photo and it will all make sense.


Chris Bertish

ChrisChris is a character – Yes Chris, you stand out from the crowd. I met Chris for the first time last month at our Getaway Show stand where he came and gave a talk. Can’t wait to have a braai with this guy.

Back to the news element, Chris last month lead the first ever SUP expedition in the Okavango Delta.

Chris said: “What an epic mission leading the first ever ‪#‎SUP expedition through section NG32 of the Okavango Delta by foot & SUP. We saw elephants, crocodiles, hippos, giraffes, snakes and buffalo. Adventure — search and ye shall find!”

And more news from Chris – he has also just dropped off all final updates, images and Illustrations today with Penguin Random House. The Book is almost finalized. It has been a longer journey than I ever imagined, but looking forward to the day, Stoked!, is finished and sitting proud on the shelves. C’mon August!


Jo Rust

JoRight, Jo has hinted that there is some BIIIIIG SHTUFF going down and all will be released in one week’s time. Listening to her tone of voice and excitement – this going to be big.
Seriously, watch this space!!!!

Quote from her Facebook page:
“Had a meeting yesterday that I reckon ranks as one of the best meetings I’ve ever had in my life – as far as progress and receiving awesome news is concerned. And it ties in perfectly with ‪#‎TheNextBigDream that is set to go live next week! I can barely hold my excitement!!”


Keegan Longueira

Keegan59 days and eight hours is all it took for Keegan to cycle from Cairo to Cape Town. Previous world record was 71 days. What is this guy on???

Settling back at home after his expedition, he has thrown himself into his passion for sport and training youngsters. He has just finished a Hockey training camp in Sodwana and is in training for Dash2Durban. I am still trying to convince him that of everybody entered, he is possibly the most trained individual.

Keegan is also actively promoting himself as being available as a motivational speaker on “Live your Dreams”. I personally would recommend booking Keegan – he has one heck of a story to tell.


Cape Getaway Show

Awesome South Africans had the opportunity to exhibit at the Cape Getaway Show. I want to repeat my gratitude to all that contributed and supported – you’re all AWESOME!



That is end of this edition of SHOUT-OUT. Tell next time, keep on smiling,
PhatRat – over and out




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