NOT content with completing the Cape Argus Cycle Tour in Cape Town, a group of cyclists spent the days leading up to the 109km race cycling from Jeffreys Bay to Cape Town – all in the name of charity.
And the 41 cyclists’ tenacity paid off as they were able to raise more than R6-million for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), which helps people with physical challenges lead active lives by participating in fitness activities and competitive sport.
CAF founder Jeffrey Essakow said while a first for South Africa, the majority of the group – made up of Americans – had participated in the Million Dollar Challenge, which had inspired the South African event. “Often the expensive cost of adaptive sports equipment can be an obstacle that keeps those with physical disabilities on the sidelines. – Tremaine van Aardt
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