Monday, 18 February 2019


Written by ready to celebrate 11 years of helping the children in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch celebrates 11 years of making a difference with Cape Town fundraiser in March

Cape Town, February 18, 2019: From humble beginnings 11 years ago as a safe space for township children to ride BMX bikes after school, has evolved into a sport and education support programme helping brighten the lives of children living in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch.

On the 7th of March this year, will once again be celebrating the amazing children that come through their programme every day, and acknowledging the friends and supporters who have helped the charity to be the success it is.

The event, which will take place at Jack Black’s Brewery in Diep River, will include a live performance from well-known South African band Watershed.

“We encourage everyone who believes in the power of bicycles to change lives to join us,” says Christoph Sauser, co-founder of the programme and multiple World Champion mountain biker. “Celebrating the achievements of the charity is not only fun, it is also an opportunity to join the cycling community in being a part of something bigger – the future of our kids. With you we can make a difference!”

The evening fundraising event is an opportunity to meet and mingle with World Champion cyclists and bid on a selection of incredible items up for auction. The two custom-painted 2019 Specialized S-Works Epics that will be ridden in the 2019 edition of the Absa Cape Epic by defending champions Jaroslav Kulhavy and Annika Langvad, will once again be up for grabs. More details on the website.

“We will be unveiling the 2019 Investec-songo-Specialized S-Works Epic and team race kit that will be ridden by all three of our teams at this year’s Absa Cape Epic,” says Sauser. “The kit will make its racing debut at our annual Champions Race, held at the Kayamandi clubhouse on the 13th of March.”

The Champions Race, which loops through the Kayamandi township, is an annual cult event that has been dubbed the “Unofficial World Cup” because of the calibre of rider in attendance, and the throngs of local supporters who line the track in Stellenbosch. Used as a fundraiser for the charity, the Champions Race attracts some of the world’s biggest names in mountain biking. Olympic Champion Jaroslav Kulhavy and multiple World Champion Annika Langvad will line up next to some of the world’s best riders, who are all in town for the Absa Cape Epic. The Champions Race is a fast-paced spectacle that Cape Epic contenders use as a leg-loosener.

To buy your ticket to attend the charity auction on the 7th of March, stand a chance to win one of the limited edition Investec-songo-Specialized S-Works Epics, or to view details about the Champions Race please visit

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Notes to the editor:
The official Investec-songo -Specialized Teams racing at the 2019 Absa Cape Epic are:
1. Annika Langvad DEN & Anna van Der Breggen NEL
2. Jaroslav Kulhavy CZE & Howard Grotts USA
3. Christoph Sauser SWI & Simon Andreassen DEN

Racing for The Specialized Foundation, in support of Investec-songo-Specialized are:
1. Alan Hatherly RSA & Sam Gaze NZL


The Charity Auction event details are:
Venue - Jack Black Brewery, 10 Brigid Road, Diep River, Cape Town
Time 6pm – 12pm
Ticket price - R350 per person which gets you a burger, a beer, live performance by Watershed

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