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Join the Long Ride To Freedom from Johannesburg to Cape Town as we teach people how to use technology to take extreme ownership of their own lives.


This is an opportunity for all riders to not only embark on an epic and rewarding journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town, but to teach how to collaborate in a world, fast being disrupted by technology.

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What Is The Long Ride To Freedom

The Long Ride To Freedom is a 3000km fiber optic awareness campaign where we will stop at ten locations to educate people about digital disruption and what it means for job losses to automation.

Trust will be at the heart of the message we carry. Trust in ecommerce to create jobs that will clean up our planet, trust in Blockchain technology to free ourselves of greed, and trust in our fellow human beings so that we can come together and clean up the mess of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd industrial revolutions.

Our Goals

  • Educate the nation about the future of work due to digital disruption
  • Decentralise commerce and give more people opportunities
  • Encourage Social Entrepreneurship
  • Raise funds to buy more land to build more educational facilities
  • Improve Tourism in South Africa

The Long Ride To Freedom is a dedication to the values and principles that Nelson Mandela envisioned for South Africa and the world over. The project is run by Leaderless NPC and puts into action two famous leaders' words.

"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" ~ John F. Kennedy.


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" ~ Nelson Mandela.

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Join us on 18 July 2022 as we bring about hope, educate a nation, and lay the foundation for a better future.

Become a volunteer for the Long Ride To Freedom – we need your help to make every ride, every year, a great success!

The Long Ride To Freedom is a Social Entrepreneurial initiative and is made possible by our sponsors.


Rebooting the economy – in a very different direction for our future

27th October 2021

We’re officially back in the saddle as of next year and along with it, we are going to reboot the economy but in a radically different direction in order for…

2021 Long Ride To Freedom Update

25th January 2021

Hello dear riders. It would seem that Covid-19 has hit us for the second year running as the second wave washes over our country. At this stage we are uncertain…

World Economic Forum sends Leaderless 30 Books to leave at school libraries on Long Ride To Freedom Journey

10th July 2019

The World Economic Forum has very kindly sent Leaderless 30 Fourth Industrial Revolution books that we can leave at the schools we will be visiting on the journey. We’re next…


Day 15 – A mega thank you.

1st August 2019

Kurt Stemmert, Shanel Munger, Ian Privett and Mark Lawson. The four Recce Riders who cycled 2830km to ensure the annual Long Ride To Freedom is a success. There are no…

Day 9 – July 26th – Rest Day for the Recce Riders

26th July 2019

It was rest day today for the Recce Riders organizing the annual Long Ride To Freedom in honour of Nelson Mandela’s legacy. The team washed clothes, walked the beach, cleaned…

Day 8 – July 25th – Queenstown to Port Alfred and what the Innovation Villages might look like

25th July 2019

The Long Ride To Freedom Recce Riders stopped off today in Queenstown, South Africa after cycling 1200km to collect information for the annual ride.