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The Cape Town roads were bustling with thousands of avid cyclists as they geared up for the largest timed cycle race in the world. Some cyclists chose to unite for a common cause – to fundraise for their favourite non-profit organisation, Zip Zap Social Circus.

What started as a protest race to encourage the safety of cyclists on Cape Town’s busy roads, has now evolved into one of the largest timed cycle races in the world, with a strong focus on raising funds for charities.

It is one of Cape Town’s annual highlights and has drawn cyclists from across the globe. This year, Zip Zap’s fund-racers set themselves ambitious targets on BackaBuddy and appealed for your support.

 “I supported Zip Zap because of the incredible impact they have on South Africa’s rainbow children.  Their youth and outreach programmes are hosted for free for ordinary children and youth-at-risk.  Zip Zap is only able to do this great work through donations like these. I was delighted to be able to contribute to sustaining their programmes,” comments cyclist Nic Good.

The Cycle Tour fund-racers set personal targets on BackaBuddy raising funds for Zip Zap’s Jumpstreet programme – a partnership with the SOS Children’s Village in Thornton, Cape Town.  Zip Zap provides bi-weekly circus workshops for youth from unstable domestic and/or community situations, promoting personal growth and wellbeing.

Zip Zap’s CEO and Co-founder, Laurence Esteve, also cycled and led the fundraising charge. “We are super grateful for our amazing team of cyclists this year. We salute them for making a difference in the lives of the next generation of circus performers,” says Laurence.

Thank you to the following cyclists for their dedication to this inspiring cause; Florian Thiele, Deon van Schalkwyk, Hannes Slabbert, Ryan McCormick, Nic Good, Thierry Albrand, Pierre Esteve, Victoria Engelhorn-Nel, Laurence Esteve and Tristan Blandin de Chalain.

This incredible team raised R121 000 for the Jumpstreet Programme!  Thank you – team 2020.

If you would like to be a part of someone’s life-changing story, you can make a donation today.