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Cycling for Life: Saturday 20 May 2017

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Cycling for Life 2017 takes place on Saturday 20 May 2017, 06h00 – 18h00 at the Sport Hall, Somerset House School, Somerset West. This is an indoor endurance cycling event with a difference – which makes a difference! Sponsored teams of cyclists spin on their bikes mounted on trainers, pounding the pedals for 12 hours to raise funds for Helderberg Hospice. Each team member rides for an hour at a time and at the top of the hour the number of kilometres clocked up is recorded onto a data base. High-energy music sets the tone and fuels the pace, backed up by tasty food stalls, drinks and spot prizes throughout the day to boost the cyclists’ staying power.

Many of the cyclists ride because they have been personally touched by the special care of Helderberg Hospice. Some ride in memory of a loved one, others in solidarity with friends or family receiving treatment for cancer.

You are invited you to be part of this amazing event, which transforms energy into money! Teams can enter into one of several categories:

·         Challenge (3 members) ·         Corporate (6 or 12 members)
·         Social (12 members) ·         Youth (6 or 12 members)

Each team is asked to raise a minimum of R3600 entrance fee (for a team of 12 this equates to R300 per person). However, the more sponsorship you can get for your team, the better… Cycling for Life is one of the most important community fundraisers for Helderberg Hospice so this is our opportunity to raise as much as we possibly can.

Individuals wanting to ride for the full 12 hours are welcome to take up the Solo Saddle Challenge. The fee is only R500 but we ask you to make a special effort to get lots of additional sponsorship for your marathon ride for Helderberg Hospice.

You may enter the Challenge, Corporate or Social categories but the following restrictions apply to all and may not be deviated from:

  • Road bikes: Front chain ring max 53, rear cassette min 11
  • Mountain bikes: Front chain ring max 44, rear cassette min 11

Click here for the entry-form or sponsorship-form or rules-regulations

For more information on Cycling for Life contact Cheryl Rundle on 021-8524608 or email cheryl@helderberghospice.org.za

Cycling for Life is a day for the whole family – there’s plenty of food and drinks on sale, big screen TV and fun activities for children. Collect your entry form, get your team together, grab your sponsors by the wallet, and gear up for a day of fun, hard riding and the best reason to be in the saddle – to support Helderberg Hospice!

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