Maties to ride Cape Town Cycle Tour for bursaries!

Cape Town Cycle Tour
Photo Credit: Anton Jordaan

A team from Stellenbosch University, which will include Rector and Vice-Chancellor Prof Wim de Villiers, is to participate in the Cape Town Cycle Tour on 11 March 2018 to raise funds for student bursaries.

“I would like to invite all keen cyclists to join me, and former Springbok cyclist Carinus Lemmer, as well as Nicky Giliomee, chair of Maties Cycling, on the starting line in support of this worthy cause,” De Villiers said.

Stellenbosch University will be marking its centenary next year and aims to raise at least R1 million in bursary support by means of the #Maties100 campaign based around sporting events.

“By joining the #Maties100 team, you will be doing your bit to provide opportunities for the next generation of talented Stellenbosch graduates making an impact globally,” De Villiers said.

The campaign is aimed at alumni, students, staff and friends of Stellenbosch University, who can show their support by either riding along or making a donation. Cyclists who already have entered for the Cycle Tour can switch to the #Maties100-group. For those who have missed the registration deadline for this popular event, this initiative is a way of still participating. Charity Groups usually start before Open Groups in the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

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