Cycle ride to recall heroes

CYCLING FOR A CAUSE: East London’s Amaqhawe Cycling Club gathered at Steve Biko Centre in Ginsberg, King William’s Town to cycle to East London last Monday. Picture: AMANDA NANO

Eager cyclists from East London-based Amaqhawe Cycling Club gathered in King William’s Town for a commemorative ride to East London last Monday.

The group started the day at the Steve Biko Centre, a site synonymous with arts and rich heritage.

Amaqhawe’s Zama Tikana said the club wanted to remember the heroes and heroines that brought about change in SA.

“We cycle for a cause and are also looking to grow cycling as a sport in our communities,” Tikana said.

The club, established in 2016, currently stands at 16 cyclists and continues to grow.

“I’m quite stoked about this and I love the drive that cyclists have. I know this is the first engagement of this kind but I can’t wait for more,” Naledi Seboni, a supporter, said.

The cyclists started off with breakfast then undertook a guided tour of the impressive museum.

Steve Biko Centre tour guide, Asanda Mbaxa said the legacy left by Biko had been added to the South African schools’ history curriculum as endorsed by the department of education.

Cyclists included internationally acclaimed former South African cricket fast bowler Makhaya Ntini.

The club is currently a mix of cyclists using road bikes and mountain bikes. For those wanting to join and are looking for more information, contact Tikana on 067-122-8870.


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