Kind Kilometres raising money through cycling

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The Kind Kilometres team. Photo: Facebook

Kind Kilometres, a non-profit cycling initiative raising money for wheelchairs will be passing through Bloemfontein this weekend. The organisation have committed to cycle from Harrismith to Cape Town right in time to do the Cape Cycle Tour 2020.

They will be in Bloemfontein on the 22 and 23 of February 2020, raising awareness for their cause.

Their initiative began after a group of cyclists and friends came together for the 50th birthday of Johnny Eyberg, who had a dream to cycle the Argus with someone who is not able to do so. they then decided to gift Eyberg with a buggy enabling him to show any disabled person how different the view of the Peninsula is from a bicycle.

They then met Deon Bezuidenhout who had lost his ability to cycle due to a car accident, but had never lost his taste for exercise and adventure. For Bezuidenhout it had always been a dream, to experience the most beautiful cycle route in the world, to get his chance to circle the Cape Peninsula, and to finish in the shadow of Table Mountain.

Kind Kilometres have committed to use funds raised to purchase a new electrical wheelchair for Deon, costing R107 540. The rest of the proceeds will be donated to buy better wheelchairs, at R25 000 per wheelchair for other disabled people in and around their community in the Eastern Free State.

To find out more about the initiative or how you can donate, visit their website: https://lisiabhm.wixsite.com/kindkm or their Facebook page: Kind Kilometres.

Watch: Kind Kilometres 30km before arriving in Bloemfontein.

30km before Bloemfontein.

Posted by Kind Kilometres on Saturday, 22 February 2020

-Seithati Semenokane
seithati@centralmediagroup.co.za