The Cycle of Life Team

The Cycle of Life Founders Faye, Simone, René

 

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN…

The story goes like this… In 2014, six of us set off to cycle the Cape Town Cycle Tour (109 km) to raise funds for the desperate rhino situation in KwaZulu Natal. We were pleasantly surprised by the support and donations that flowed in. By 2017 we grew to a team of 112 riders and have successfully raised over a million rand.

Riding for a Cause – The Impact of The Cycle of Life on Rhino Conservation –

By Rebekah from Africa Foundation

On Sunday 12th March 2017, among 35,000 avid cyclists, set to take on the 109km Cape Town Cycle Tour, was The Cycle of Life team.

112 people poised to cycle for a purpose – raising funds to #HelpusHelpOurRhinos.

And I, was poised to write. To tell their story…. Mother Nature however, as she so often does, had her own ideas, and due to winds exceeding 100km/hour, for the first time in its 40 year history, the cycle tour was cancelled. I put my pen down, and held my breath a little. However, the funds continued to flow in, promised sponsorships were not revoked. The cycle event had ceased to be, but the plight of the rhinos had not, and the spirit of generosity lived on. Read More

HOW CAN YOU HELP US HELP OUR RHINO’S?

JOIN THE CYCLE TOUR 2018

Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018 Entries:

  • If you entered and registered in 2017 you would have received an email from the Cape Town Cycle Tour informing you of your preferential entry for 2018
  • As mentioned in their email, please enter using the link the organisers will send you. You will need to enter anytime from 7 to 13 September
  • The Cycle of Life Charity has been allocated a limited number of entries. Please contact us if you were unable to register as mentioned above
  • If you have a Cycle of Life cycling shirt from 2017, kindly reuse your shirt for 2018. We would like to give our sponsors the exposure they deserve and never received as a result of the ride being cancelled. Furthermore, we feel it is important to reduce our carbon footprint in line with our environmentally friendly ethos. For those who don’t have a team shirt or wish to purchase an extra shirt, please email us info@thecycleoflife.co.za.
  • To join the Cycle of Life Team 2018 we would appreciate your support by purchasing a goody bag for R650, consisting of a branded buff, water bottle and funky socks. Purchase a Goody Bag online

Why join the Cycle of Life Team?

  • Support a good cause … Rhino Conservation
  • Stand a chance to win a trip to a Private Game Reserve
  • Join our weekend training group
  • Cool Kit

If you are interested in getting involved or cycling The Cape Town Cycle Tour with the cycle of Life Team please contact us on info@thecycleoflife.co.za

Thank you for helping us help our rhinos!

Simone, Faye and René

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The Challenge for adult cyclists:

In 2017 the Adult Team that raised the most amount of funds won at trip for 4 people to a Private Game Lodge on Phinda. Congratulations Georg Landsberg and Tini Musack

The Challenge for school learner cyclists:

We feel strongly that by teaching the next generation to help save our rhinos and become actively involved in conservation, they in turn will teach the next generation to make a difference in the years to come, as this is their future….

The team / school that raised the most funds won a trip for 2 nights at a Bayala Private Game Lodge.

Includes:

  • Accommodation for 8 learners
  • All meals and cold drinks
  • Experience a rhino notching, which is a conservation activity to identify individual rhinos
  • Game drives with experienced rangers

THE CYCLE OF LIFE TEAM CYCLES THE ISIMANGALISO MTB RACE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR RHINO CONSERVATION

As rhino poaching is escalating yearly we are forced to take serious action in protecting this dying species. The Cycle of Life Team will cycle this unique 4-day-stage, 260 km event, starting in the uMkhuze game reserve section and ending in the seaside resort of St Lucia within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park to raise funds for rhino dehorning, anti-poaching and relocation.

ISIMANGALISO is among the most diverse parks in the world with eight major interlinking ecosystems, one of the highest bird counts in the country, incredible plant and game species biodiversity (all of the Big Five) and superlative natural beauty. On the second day the route transits the ‘Big Five’ Phinda Private Game Reserve, then continues through the False Bay section of iSimangaliso and finally into the neighbouring Bonamanzi Private Game Reserve.

Please help us save these beautiful creatures before it’s too late.

A sincere thank you goes to our very generous sponsors.