Flipping tyres for charity Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 August 2015 08:25
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Motorists were surprised by people flipping tractor tyres along Hans Strijdom Drive (Solomon Mahlangu) on 23 July. There was no broken-down tractor on this busy road; these people flipped for charity.

World record holder, Chris Batts, flipping a tyre down Hans Strijdom Drive
Photos: Paula Oelofsen

World record holder, Chris Batts, and Henry Green, owner of The Personal Trainer Company, teamed up to flip some big tyres for a big cause. Henry rounded up a couple of guys and a girl to flip two tractor tyres all the way from his FitPit gym in Silver Lakes to The Grove Mall.

Many individuals and companies made donations towards the event. Phyllis Robertson Home for the disabled received R8 000, Alma School for disabled learners received toys, Heaven’s Angels pre-school and day-care for disabled learners also received toys as well as car seats.

Dirk Oelofsen braves the busy Hans Strijdom Drive (Solomon Mahlangu) with a 103 kg tyre

Diana Oberholzer proves that with the right technique even women can flip more than just lids 

Henry Green with the tyre

Eight hundred cans of food, as well as blankets, were donated to Woord en Lewe Church and Lyttelton SAPS received toys, which were given to children’s homes in the area.

Chris is also part of Sport against Crime, and holds the record for various tyre flipping feats.


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