Cycle CC tour touches down in the Cape

"Ek, Carel , Werner en Christoff, eienaar van die plaas waar ons bly. Hierdie twee ouens het ons nou behoorlik onthaal vandag!" writes Deon Viljoen.

“CYCLE touring is an adventure and, combined with a worthy cause, it changes lives.”

This is the object of the epic journey that brothers, Carel and Deon Viljoen, have undertaken, cycling 6000km along the borders of South Africa to raise funds and awareness for the Child Witness Institute and Foundation.

Their journey has taken them 3700km, more than halfway, to their 6000km target so far and they recently reached the Cape, where they will be taking a well-earned rest for a few days after a gruelling but exciting trek that began in Vryheid on July 3, from the Vryheid Round Table club house at Cecil Emmett Park.

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Round Table South Africa has pledged their support to this initiative and are backing the bicycling brothers along the way as they raise funds for this worthy cause.

“It is estimated that 1 out of every 3 children are victims of violence, abuse, exploitation, neglect and discrimination in every community, cultural, social or economic group in South Africa. These violations are under-recognised and under-reported barriers to child rights, and undermine the child victim’s survival, development and participation. Both the physical and psychological effects of child abuse are far-reaching, leading to lifelong consequences and profound difficulties for victims.” – Child Witness Foundation.

With the plight of abused children on their minds and in their hearts, these brothers are pedalling their way to garner support and raise funds for this noble initiative. Carel and Deon Viljoen have left behind loved ones and livelihoods for an estimated three months, in hopes of raising an estimated R3million for the foundation.

Pledge your support for the Cycle CC Tour, by visiting and utilising this fully interactive website to donate, pledge per kilometre or assist the riders.

“We are being spoilt thanks to you all,” writes Carel Viljoen.

Elaine Rodway

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