Rorke's Drift to Brecon - Two Bikes, a Landcruiser and an Artefact

On Saturday 21st November three men will complete their journey from South Africa to Royal Welsh Museum in Brecon.

Micko and Blaze O'Byrne and Peter Rattray left on the 1st August on a motorcycle trip from Fugitives' Drift in South Africa to Brecon in Wales. The trip will take approximately 3 to 4 months taking them through Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, through Europe to Ireland and then onto Wales, finishing at The Royal Welsh Museum in Brecon.

Peter's late father David was a champion of reconciliation and worked tirelessly his whole life to rebuild the bridge between the brave Zulus and equally brave British soldiers of the Welsh Regiment who fought at Rorke's Drift so long ago. Peter will be carrying some artifacts from the family's private collection to the Regimental Museum in Brecon, Wales and visiting for the first time the memorial plaque to his father in the grounds there.

They are doing this trip to raise awareness of, and hopefully raise funds for The David Rattray Memorial Trust, which supports 19 impoverished schools in rural KwaZulu Natal.   David Rattray always said "without education there is no hope, and without hope there is no future".

To read their blog of the journey

Read a first-hand account of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift