#TEAMGVHS2019, is a group of 20 young development cyclists from Groenvlei High School who will be competing in the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour.
Groenvlei High School is situated in the heart of the Cape Flats in Lansdowne, Cape Town and services the economically marginalised communities of Hanover Park and the surrounds.
The journey for these young cyclist’s started over a year ago, when a small group of students from the school decided to take on the challenge of the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour in support of Ari’s Cancer Foundation.
The students established the Groenvlei (GVHS) Cycling Club in February of 2018 and after many hours of training and several practice rides, soared to the finish line as proud Ari’s Angels.
To date the club has over 25 members with more and more students wanting to join.
#TEAMGVHS2019 are already training hard inspired by a threefold mission:
- To spread awareness of cancer amongst Adolescents and Young Adults
- To promote cycling
- To promote Peace in their communities
The learners have spent the last 2 months training hard in the High School gym on spinning bikes and using 15 commuter bikes, generously donated by the Pedal Power Association, Bike for All and Qhubeka, to train on the roads covering distances of up to 74kms.
See the team in action below.
Meet the riders
With only 7 training weekends left it is time to take to the hills, Chappies and Suikerbossie in particular. To do that, the riders need bicycles capable of taking on the challenge.
How many bicycles do we need?
- 10 bicycles suitable for the challenge of the Cape Town Cycle Tour
How can you get involved?
- Donate a bicycle
- Lend a bicycle
- Contribute financially to the purchase of a bicycle
- And any other way you can think of!!
To get involved in support this brave group of riders please contact Godfrey Hendrickse.