Cycle Miles for Smiles

Smiles on Hearts and Faces


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Tel +31 63 426 7313 and +27 71 151 5604


and help us to help them

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. Lloyds TSB UK

Account nr 14440260

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- My Mercy Ships account


Annual Long Distance Cycle Tours on Different Continents to Raise Awareness of

The Surgical Need of the Poor

The World Population is currently just over 7 Billion People

1. 2 Billion people – almost a 1/3 of the world’s population, have no access whatsoever to any surgical care

2. A further 3 Billion people cannot access safe surgical care when needed. (almost all of us reading this fall in the remaining 2 Billion privileged group – through birth)

3. 250 million operations are done per year worldwide; of these, only 3.5% are done in the lower income countries which makes out a 1/3 of the world population

4. 5-6 million people die each year from injuries – 90% of these deaths in the low income countries. Basic safe surgeries can prevent the majority of these deaths. (AIDS, TB and Malaria together kill 3.8 million people per year.)

The need worldwide is overwhelming but in the words of Dr Gary Parker, maxillo facial surgeon on the ship; ‘You can’t change the whole world but you can change the whole world for one person …. and another …. and another.

Together we can change the world

Dr Tertius Venter

Neurofibroma of the Nose

Cycle Miles for Smiles

2 Billion People have no access to Essential

Surgical Care

One Heart One Goal: To put Smiles on Hearts and Faces


Thank you for having supported us in the previous cycle tours and the longest 6 510 km /4 068 mile cycle tour over 58 days (11 rest and 47 cycling days) from Times Square, New York in two big smiles to Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, June 3 to July 29 as we care for the less fortunate and take essential surgical care where it is most needed