Cape Town - Belgian businessmen who raced in the recent
Absa Cape Epic have raised over R700
000 to buy 320 bicycles for disadvantaged South Africans.
businessmen are behind the development of the Devonbosch Lifestyle Estate, near
Stellenbosch, which partners with Qhubeka to donate bikes to disadvantaged communities as “tools of change”.
fielded four teams in the Cape
Epic, including pro riders Frans Claes from
Belgium and SA’s HB Kruger who finished in the top 20.
“These businessmen are passionate about
this country and about cycling and they want to give back. They have raised
just over R700 000 which translates into 320 bicycles,” said property expert
and Devonbosch spokesperson, Toni
Enderli added that the 80-hectare lifestyle and commercial
hub, near the junction of the R304 and Bottelary Road, had set up a legacy programme to donate
bicycles to Qhubeka to connect rural communities to schools, clinics and jobs.