Once again Masicorp is pleased to thank Gary and Geoff Kendall for their fundraising efforts in the Cape Argus cycle tour. The two brothers completed the cycle tour last year on fold up bicycles and raised over ZAR 20,000 as a result. Originally from the UK, Gary moved to Cape Town in 2011, while his brother Geoff flies over to participate in the race.
One of their highlights in previous years has been actually passing Masiphumelele on the tour. Having completed the cycle race three times previously, it was the reception they received from locals that encouraged them to raise funds for community projects in the township. We are very grateful that they decided to contact and support Masicorp.
Sadly this year the tour could not pass Masiphumelele as the route was shortened dramatically following the extensive fires that raged across the peninsula in the week prior to the event. It was not considered safe for cyclists to use the badly affected Chapman’s Drive route and other roads needed to be kept clear for fire crews to respond to possible flare ups.
Fortunately they were able to visit Masiphumelele and meet with us on the Friday before the race. We were pleased to take them to Ukhanyo School where Masicorp will be using their generous donation to support the rehabilitation of the sports facilities at the school.
Gary and Geoff are seen here on the bicycle they used to complete the race. For something different this year they rode on a tandem, which Gary ordered off Gumtree. The bicycle arrived unseen by the pair the evening before the race. Always up for a challenge the pair are already planning to return for next year’s event, and are considering riding on unicycles. We look forward to reporting back on that and in the meantime our thanks to Gary and Geoff for their efforts.
Gary and Geoff have a just giving charity page and although they currently have raised a significant sum please note that the website will accept donations for three months after the event. Please consider supporting both riders if you can by following the link HERE.