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Cycle4Kids is around the corner
Standard Bank Team
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We’re getting ready to get on our bikes and take to the open road as the 11th Annual Standard Bank Cycle4Kids challenge races around the corner. Cycle4Kids is a fundraiser that started 12 years ago by 6 cyclists who thought of a fun way to give a little something back to South Africa’s children in need.

Twelve years on and this initiative has grown and now has 50 socially conscious cyclists gearing up for a cycling adventure from Johannesburg to Durban. The team consists of staff from Standard Bank as well as some of our clients. Each participant showed their commitment by raising R20 000 before the race gets underway. They’re hoping to beat last years total contribution of R1.1 million.

The cyclist started the grueling training on 15 July and are more than ready to tackle the long journey by travelling 170km from Heilbron in the Free State to Clarens. The following day will see them riding a 145km stretch of road from Clarens, through the Golden Gate Nature Reserve, to Bergville, after which they will do 175km to Pietermaritzburg.

This year’s event also has a new component. On Saturday, October 15, the cyclist will take part in a double challenge where they will ride from Pietermaritzburg to Durban and back again the following day. The cyclists will finish their ride by participating in the Pick n Pay Amashovashova National Classic.

Standard Bank is proud to be sponsoring this initiative for the 11th consecutive year, to show our commitment to improving the livelihood of South African children. The funds raised by Cycle for Kids, are donated to children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS.