Bigger and better race on cards
FOR five years, the Harcourts Ride for Education cycle race from Kwelera to Kei Mouth (K2K) has raised funds for African Angels Independent School in Chintsa.
Last year, the team from three different Harcourts branches in East London, Mthatha, Queenstown and Harcourts Foundation managed to raise R60000 for the school.
African Angels is an independent school that offers quality education for 109 economically and socially disadvantaged children between the ages of six and 13 from local townships and surrounding farms in the Chintsa East area of East London.
The purely fun race, with 15 fun stops along the way, is organised by local community- based mountain bike club, Funtrax MTB.
Harcourts principal Penny Niemand said this year’s November 25 event was being organised by Funtrax MTB’s Rob Hartzenberg, and riders could enjoy a leisurely out ride with more than 15 water stops and feeding stations along the way.
“The focus is on fun and this year the event is sponsored by Express Petroleum. The K2K had more than 600 riders last year and this year promises to be even bigger and better than ever,” Niemand said.
The school’s chairwoman, Lou Billett, said they were delighted that Harcourts had again chosen to support the school.
“It assists with the running costs of the school and helps to provide high quality education for our pupils. It also helps with our maths and literacy programmes.”
People and companies are invited to take part in the 72km ride, which will include gravel roads, some jeep track and a small section of exciting single-track.
“To be part of the magic this year, sponsors and supporters of African Angels can contact their local branch and pledge their support or contact me on 084-659-8138 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,” Niemand said.