Cycling introduced

2018-04-10 06:03
An Athlone school was the beneficiary of five bicycles and apparel from Active Bodies Sports Development last week.

An Athlone school was the beneficiary of five bicycles and apparel from Active Bodies Sports Development last week.

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Active Bodies Sports Development, a non-profit organisation in Cape Town, donated five bicycles and cycling apparel to Alexander Sinton High School in Athlone last week.

Abbass Harris, chairperson of the group, says the handover forms part of their vision to give back to the community and was done with the aims to introduce the sport of cycling to learners at the local school.

The team’s intention is to introduce and develop 20 youth in cycling and take them to the Cape Town Cycle Tour next year.

Harris says the organisation will build on the first donation and hopefully get it up to 20 bicycles in the coming months.

“The cycling club was established in 2011 and is dedicated to promoting cycling. We are highly focused on supporting the development and nurturing of young and aspiring cyclists from disadvantaged backgrounds and have handed over several bicycles to schools thus far.

“The club also took over 40 kids to the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018 and entered an invitational road cycling team, made up of some of the best riders in the country, to cycle for the cause of ‘dreaming big and doing what you dream’ in the Coronation Double Century 2017 race in Swellendam in which 275 teams participated, where the team not only won the race, but broke the previous record.”

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