Hunter does his bit to fight crime

South Africa’s leading road cyclist, Robbie Hunter, has come on board as ambassador for the 2012 Change a Life Cycle Tour which has returned home to South Africa.

“Hunter will join a host of business executives to raise funds to combat crime when the tour – launched on Tuesday night – starts on September 20 which will take cyclists on a 550km ride which includes a 5km climb through the Waterberg in Limpopo.

Since its inception four years ago, the tour has travelled from the banks of the Zambezi, to the hot dusty roads of Malawi, along deserted beaches just last year in Namibia and now the event – suitably named the High Five Tour in its fifth    running – will allow the 75 cyclists to experience the mountainous region first hand.

Cyclists will leave from Pretoria Station during an opening day which will feature 120km of mostly flat road before a substantial climb over the final stretch to the Legends Golf and Safari Resort in the Waterberg. Rolling terrain, roughly 148km of it, will take the cyclists to Ellisras where they will have to revive before tackling day three which is regarded as the most challenging due to the undulating 215km ride through the bushveld to Vaalwater before returning to the Legends resort. And finally, day four involves 75km finishing off with a brutal 9km uphill time trial.

Established in 2008 in memory of Mike Thomson, a Computershare executive who was murdered at his family home in 2007, the tour hopes to raise R3.5-million this year with the funds set to benefit at least five anti-crime initiatives…”


This article first appeared in The Citizen on the 13 September 2012 .

The DNA Project is one of the five anti-crime initiatives supported by the Change a Life Trust and Vanessa Lynch attended the 2012 Launch event in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 on behalf of The DNA Project.

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