We salute Gray Braatvedt

Gray got involved with The Cows when he participated in The Gabran ( a 3 day cycle event across KZN). When he heard that this was a fundraising event for CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation of SA) he immediately signed up and where ever and however he could assist, he would. His fundraising efforts were incredible and in no time he raised enough to earn his very special Cow Cycle kit which he wore with immense pride at lots of events and races.

If ever we needed assistance with a cycling event, whether it was to raise funds, assist with logistics or for him to recruit other riders, it was Gray who would immediately rise to the occasion and go far beyond what was expected of him.

Our first ever Apocalypse Cow event, held in November 2020, not only saw Gray raise well over R20 000 but he was instrumental in the route planning and logistics and on the day ensuring that every single participant was kept safe on the route, assisted those with tired legs, and kept on shouting: “Are we having fun yet”, to every single participant. His exuberance and love of life was what made him such a perfect member of our herd.

The Cows motto, Love Living Life is exactly how Gray was. He loved living life and did what he could so that others could as well.

Gray was one of those guys who would answer a call, not with a “hello” but… “What can I do to help”. That was Gray.
Always smiling, always positive and always going the extra mile and then some for those who needed it.

Gray is going to be missed by all of us in the Herd. To his family and friends we offer our sincere condolences and we, as a herd, will continue to raise funds the way Gray would have wanted.