Taking cycling back to the people

Taking cycling back to the people

Sporting federations around the globe rely heavily on funding. It is no different in South Africa except our history has left us with a legacy we have to change. The legacy is simple – we have to “take cycling to the people”. Whilst cycling is the fastest growing sport in the country, there are still incredibly large parts of the country untapped, where people may own or ride a bicycle but know little or nothing about the sport and where it may take them.

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Provinces getting girls on bikes on the increase

Provinces getting girls on bikes on the increase

KZN Cycling’s Tyrone Johns has been involved with the District Development Project for a few years now, and has seen a significant increase in the number of female riders on bikes. In the Eastern Cape, Cycling South Africa’s Vice President and former Transformation and Development Officer Yster Xatasi chats about the newly formed Women’s Cycling Academy in Port Elizabeth.

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GO!Durban Cycle Academy Riders take junior honours in last weekend’s Roag Stihl Sharks Classic

GO!Durban Cycle Academy Riders take junior honours in last weekend’s Roag Stihl Sharks Classic

The GO!Durban Cycle Academy, which was launched in January this year, in an endeavour by the eThekwini Municipality to encourage and develop a culture of cycling in the city, is fast becoming a team to watch. Last weekend they notched up some impressive podium appearances at the Roag Stihl Sharks Classic that was held in Shongweni on Sunday (December 4).

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