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TSiBA Cycling again for Change!

21 Sep 2016

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Every cyclist in the world knows about – or should know about – the Cape Town Cycle Tour. Not only is it one of the biggest cycling events in the world with an expected 35,000 riders in 2017, the 109km route has become iconic for its beauty and notorious for its temperamental wind, the South Easter, affectionately known by locals as the “Cape Doctor”. The route takes riders from the heart of Cape Town on a breathtaking tour of the Cape peninsula: passing landmarks such as Boulders Beach, Cape Point, and Misty Cliffs, up the world-famous Chapman’s Peak Drive and punishing Suikerbossie, before finishing on Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard. It is a true bucket list event for any cyclist – whether aiming for a KOM or a back-of-the-pack social event.

Every year, TSiBA invites cyclists from all over the world to take part in the Cape Town Cycle Tour as a part of Team TSiBA. Team TSiBA’s “Cycling for Change” will be raising funds to enable bright young South Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds to study towards a Bachelor of Business Administration at TSiBA. The goal is to raise several scholarships valued at R55,650 (€3,500) each; one scholarship allows one student to study for one year at TSiBA Education and covers tuition, textbooks, food and lodgings (for students at our rural campus, TSiBA Eden).

This year, Team TSiBA will also include 8 members of TSiBA Cycling, TSiBA Cape Town’s cycling club. For this group, the Cape Town Cycle Tour promises to be an unforgettable experience. Rizqah Nordien, a TSiBA BBA student riding in 2017 writes: “I feel fear, excitement, and anticipation. It’s all about what lies ahead, I guess: fear of the unknown and the curiosity and determination to finish”. 
             
TSiBA Cycling invites you to consider being a part of Team TSiBA. We have 20 entries left that need to be filled before November 30, 2016. Interested? The fee is R2,750 (€180) and includes the full entry fee and a TSiBA cycling shirt.

TSiBA will be organizing an array of events in the week before the Cycle Tour, including a getting acquainted ride. We are happy to help with logistics for international travellers. Please remember that it is first-come, first-serve and these slots are extremely popular and hard to come by. If you are not from Cape Town, we will need to get logistics in place as early as possible, as accommodation is in short supply during the week before and after the Cycle Tour.

We hope will consider “Cycling for Change”: a life-changing ride to change the lives of under-served South African students.

Warm regards,
Peter Kraan

About the Cape Town Cycle Tour:
Race Day: Sunday March 12, 2017
Website: http://www.capetowncycletour.com/
Route: 109 km, http://www.capetowncycletour.com/route/
Fastest times: 02:27:29 for men (Robbie Hunter, 2008) and 02:44:04 for women (Renee Scott, 1991)
Cut-off time: 07:00:00 (a leisurely 15.6km/h average)
Deadline for entries: November 30, 2016

About TSiBA Education:

TSiBA Education (REG: NPO 043-720-NPO / PBO 930014613) is a not-for-profit Business School and Tertiary Education Institution in South Africa. TSiBA provides high potential youth from under-served communities the opportunity to study quality, accredited academic qualifications in business and commerce. Students are offered full scholarships for their studies, and they are instilled with the TSiBA philosophy of “Paying it Forward” – using the skills and knowledge they acquire during their studies to serve their communities. To support this work, TSiBA relies on donor funding and other income-generating projects. TSiBA serves close too 500 full-time students on an urban campus in Cape Town and a rural campus, TSiBA Eden, in the town of Karatara.

   

The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) was founded in 2004 with a vision to “Ignite Opportunity”.  Our mission is to be an innovative learning community that graduates entrepreneurial leaders who ignite opportunity and social change.

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