An elderly one-legged paraplegic has successfully ridden a vintage motorcycle from Botswana to Cape Town, lying on his stomach. Despite the extent of the physical ordeal for Dale Collett, his focus remained on children dying of terminal illnesses.
Collett grew up on a sheep farm in the Karoo and was wounded in the Rhodesian war of independence. He explained: “I was paralysed in 1976 at the level T4, which is about level with your breastbone. I have suffered from many pressure sores over the years and I therefore drive my vehicle and motorcycle lying down.