Making strides within local cycling circles, the AmaQhawe Cycling Club has grown immensely, with members having recently returned from the annual 42nd Cape Town Cycle Tour.
“I think the interest in cycling is growing in East London and we had five cyclists taking part who were medal finishers.
“We also had nine people take part in the Herald Cycle Tour in February,” AmaQhawe Cycling Club member Zama Tikana said.
The club also recently shot a promotional video which is set to appear on SuperSport soon.
“This came about as a result of one of our members, Makhaya Ntini, who will be taking part in the Joberg2c towards the end of April,” Tikana said.
The Joberg2c is a gruelling race, the longest of its kind in SA and sees riders cover 900km over nine days.
“Myself and fellow club member Kgosi Cossie have just registered for the joberg2c as well and are training for that,” Tikana said.
The club places importance on having more female cyclists involved in the sport and wants to involve schools as well, to give back to the community.
The club has also held a number of workshops aimed at the youth, which also discuss cycling etiquette.
“After the workshops, we had a positive response from the public who donated cycling equipment and clothing and we also gained more members.
“We also got an expression of interest from some King William’s Town community members to join the club,” Tikana said.
For those wanting to join or want to find out more information, contact Tikana on 067-122-8870.