Lusus: Cycling Events
Lusus: Cycling Events

Cycling for Life - 12 Hour Challenge for Hospice

Location: De Hoop Primary School, Somerset West

Date: Saturday, 1 June 2019

Details

Helderberg Hospice Cycling for LifeThe race with a difference that makes a difference

A race for enthusiastic cyclists with big hearts! The annual Cycling for Life endurance cyclathon in support of Helderberg Hospice is a bicycle ride like no other. Longer than the Argus, kinder than the Epic and more fun on a bike than the average cycle race - this is the Helderberg Hospice Cycling for Life event to be held on Saturday 1 June 2019 at the Activity Centre at De Hoop Primary School, Somerset West, from 6 am to 6 pm.

Sponsored teams of cyclists will compete over 12 hours to clock up the most kilometres raced on a trainer in one day. This unique event symbolises the endurance with which every cancer sufferer faces their condition, as well as the sustaining care they receive from Helderberg Hospice. Many riders, across the categories, ride in memory of loved ones while standing in solidarity with those currently undergoing treatment or receiving Hospice care. Teams of 4-12 riders take up the challenge to transform energy into money, with each team undertaking to raise a minimum of R3600 entrance fee to ensure that the special care of Helderberg Hospice can continue to be made available to all in our community. Individuals wanting to ride for the full 12 hours are welcome to take up the Solo Saddle Challenge, at an entrance fee of R500.

Bikes are placed on trainers with computerised speedometers and cyclists pedal their way through a gruelling day of stationary competitive kilometres. Hi-octane music, big screen TV, delicious food to power leg-pumping action and spot prizes throughout the day keep the energy and enthusiasm levels up. And yes, the rugby will be on big screens. While the pace set from the very start of the day proves that Cycling for Life is just as demanding as any of the major cycle events, the huge increase in across the board participation since its inception in 2010 shows that riders of all levels are keen to be part of this remarkable race.

Hyundai Somerset West is sponsoring this event for the 3rd consecutive year.

You can download entry forms from https://helderbergho...cling-for-life/ or contact Natashja at 076 062 5855 or on [email protected] for more information. You can also follow our FB Cycling for Life page for updates and more information.