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
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The Cycle of Life™ team cycles the Isimangaliso MTB Race 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.