Cycle ‘nowhere’ with Choc to fight cancer

2015-07-30 08:16
Choc Cows cycle 100 miles to nowhere to raise funds for the Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Choc Cows cycle 100 miles to nowhere to raise funds for the Childhood Cancer Foundation. (Supplied)

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TOMORROW Pietermaritzburg is going crazy for cancer with the start of Choc’s “100 miles to nowhere” cycle to raise funds for cancer research.

With its first ever event in Pietermaritzburg starting at Cascades’ Cadence Studios, the fundraiser is an international cycling event that started in the U.S. in 2007. In a press release from Choc, it said the founder of the event, a blogger known only as Eldon (aka “The Fat Cyclist”), lost his wife to breast cancer.

“While nursing his wife and four young children, the only time he had to cycle was from 2 am to 4 am every morning on his indoor trainer, cycling — but to nowhere.

“It was towards the end of his wife’s five-year battle with cancer that he challenged fans on his blog to sponsor him, the mission being to ride 100 miles on his stationary bike.”

From there, the challenge went global and this year it has reached Pietermaritzburg.

Riders are known as the Choc Cows and will be riding to raise money for the Childhood Cancer Foundation. Choc Cow support co-ordinator Karen de Beer said they were extremely excited for their first “100 miles to nowhere” event. CHOC has invited anyone interested in raising funds to join the event by signing up through Choc’s website

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