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Join His and Her Serene Highnesses, the Prince and Princess of Monaco, at Sun City for the First Water Bike Challenge on African Soil

Water Bike Challenge

The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa (PCMFSA) is proud to announce its inaugural Water Bike Challenge scheduled for later this year at Sun City. The event promises to be an unforgettable day filled with thrilling competition, celebrity appearances, and fundraising efforts in support of the Foundation’s remarkable projects.

Taking place on Saturday, 16 September 2023, the event aims to raise funds for PCMFSA. Under the leadership of HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco, the Foundation is dedicated to transforming lives through swimming and water safety education. This momentous occasion marks the debut of the renowned Water Bike Challenge in South Africa, previously held with great success in Monaco.

“PCMFSA is thrilled to bring the Water Bike Challenge to South Africa and create an exciting platform for raising awareness about water safety,” says Chantell Wittstock, CEO of the Foundation’s arm in South Africa. “The event showcases our commitment to saving lives and instilling a water safety culture in our communities. We are also deeply honoured that His and Her Serene Highnesses, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco, will attend the event, supporting the Foundation’s cause.”

The Water Bike Challenge will feature mixed teams of professional athletes and amateurs competing on Schiller S1-C water bikes in a relay race. Participants will cover a 1,2km-loop, completing it 21 times! Each loop will feature a different participant, adding to the excitement and unpredictability of the event. Spectators and participants will have the opportunity to mingle with international sports stars, celebrities, and corporate teams as they come together to secure a brighter future for our children.

The primary recipient of the event’s proceeds will be Lifesaving South Africa (LSA), one of PCMFSA’s long-standing partners. With a membership exceeding 8,000 individuals, including 4,000 devoted volunteers who carry out lifeguard duties, Lifesaving South Africa operates across 65 coastal (surf) clubs and 22 inland (pool) clubs nationally. As the authoritative body for lifeguarding and the promotion of Lifesaving Sport in the country, they aim to prevent drowning incidents and nurture a thriving community of lifesaving athletes.

Previously, the Water Bike Challenge in Monaco saw Formula 1 stars such as David Coulthard and Felipe Massa, alongside legendary South African sporting icons John Smit and Percy Montgomery, take part in the gripping race covering a 21km stretch between Nice and Monaco on the Riviera.

“The South African edition of the Water Bike Challenge promises to be an equally thrilling and memorable experience. We are so excited and can’t wait to see you there!” Chantell concludes.

Join the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa for the exciting Water Bike Challenge, which promises to be filled with camaraderie and the spirit of giving back. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals and communities, ensuring a better future for all.

If you’d like to get involved and be a part of this event, please contact the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa at

For more information, visit the official website at , and keep an eye on the press as the Foundation will be announcing the event’s main sponsor and celebrity attendees soon! More details about the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa can be found at


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