Media Statement: Nelson Mandela Legacy Ride4Hope resumes the annual charity bike ride from Soweto to Pietermaritzburg
Date: 28 September 2022
From: Nelson Mandela Foundation
Ride4Hope has embarked on their annual bike ride, covering over 500 kilometres starting in Soweto, Johannesburg and making its way through the Free State, Drakensberg and finishing at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site in KwaZulu-Natal. The 2022 edition will see over 70 cyclists from all walks of life joining hands to raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, as well as schools and charitable causes along the route.
Ride4Hope, which finishes on 1 October 2022, will make various stops along the way. Thabo Leeuw, Ride4Hope Chairman, “We are pleased to be resuming our annual fundraising effort in aid of various community initiatives after a two-year hiatus. It is a bittersweet moment after losing family members, friends and colleagues to COVID-19. We will be dedicating this year’s tour to them. “
Among those who will be on the start line on the day will be Mr Sello Hatang, Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. “This ride is about building future legacies through projects that promote education and entrepreneurship”, he said. “We are delighted that we will be able to continue touching the lives of the vulnerable.”
As an official Nelson Mandela Day initiative, Ride4Hope started in 2018. With the support of partners like Blue Bulls Rugby, Lions Rugby, Lions Cricket, Nedbank Running club and individual celebrities, the initiative has raised R2.6 million towards for charitable work.
Please visit www.legacyride4hope.com for more information about the event and how to be part of the 2023 event.
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