The Sports Trust Community Cycle Race – Piketberg, Steynville Sen. Secondary School

The  Sports Trust Community Cycle Race – Piketberg, Steynville Sen. Secondary School

Up to 800 cyclists are expected to participate in the 2017 Community Cycle Race in Piketberg on 8 October, hosted by Steynville Senior Secondary School, which has 1240 learners. This is the second year the race has taken place here, and, in the words of Herman Kordom, the Head of Sport Development, Bergrivier Municipality, which includes Piketberg, Velddrif and Porterville: ‘This is really something “wow” that attracts people from all over the Western Cape. It has the municipality’s full support and it is getting bigger and better every year.’

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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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