The Sun City to The Table Bay Charity Cycle Tour has donated 10 Buffalo bicycles to previously disadvantaged people from the North West, with a further 90 bikes to be handed over at the end of the cyclists’ grueling tour.
Also amongst the beneficiaries who received a bicycle from the Sun City to The Table Bay Charity Cycle Tour is four year old Ruan Wolhuter from Ruan Wolhuter Trust who suffers from Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and urgently needs a bone-marrow transplant. He was given his brand new bicycle on the morning of the cyclists’ departure from Sun City on 25 February 2016.
The cyclists, part of the 14th Annual Sun City to The Table Bay Charity Cycle Tour, will ride about 216 kilometres a day to cover the full 1,749-kilometre distance to Cape Town in a week. Along the way the cyclists will stop in Klerksdorp, Bloemhof, Kimberley, De Aar, Beaufort West, Laingsburg and Worcester. The cyclists will not only donate money and products to charity organisations en route to Cape Town, but will also support the World Bicycle Relief Organisation and promote the sport of cycling by donating bicycles to previously disadvantaged individuals.
Sun International has been involved with the Sun City to The Table Bay Charity Cycle Tour since 2003 and charities supported by four of its properties, Sun City (North West), Flamingo Casino (Kimberley), Golden Valley (Worcester) and The Table Bay benefit from the initiative. Miss SA, Liesl Laurie, will be at Flamingo Casino on 27 February and Golden Valley Casino on 2 March, to handover donations to local charities, alongside the cyclists.
Over the past 13 years, the Sun City to The Table Bay Charity Cycle Tour has donated approximately R7-million to various charity organisations. These include amongst others CANSA, The Sun City AIDS Orphanage Housing Project, Sinothando Children’s Home, the Deaf Institute, Moira’s House, Grace Centre for abused Woman and Children, Nazareth House, and the Saartjie Baardman Centre for Abused Woman and Children.