The three Indoor Cycling members who cycled 12 hours for charity last week said it wasn't about the effort, but about the lives in which they were making a difference. Last Friday's cyclathon organised by the Rhodes University Health Suite raised R16 000 for the Hands to Hands Charity Group.
The three Indoor Cycling members who cycled 12 hours for charity last week said it wasn't about the effort, but about the lives in which they were making a difference. Last Friday's cyclathon organised by the Rhodes University Health Suite raised R16 000 for the Hands to Hands Charity Group. Julia Trollip, Kelcey Brock and Dominic Hodge cycled the full 12 hours for the charity, covering between 300 and 400km each. Here they relate their personal experiences of the event. Kelcey Brock It was such a privilege to be able to make a difference to the lives of the less fortunate while doing what I love. Community outreach and exercise are two things that are very important to me and close to my heart, so being able to integrate the two was incredible. It was also very heart-warming to see the generosity and kindness of the Eastern Cape community through all the sponsorship and support I received throughout the experience. The 2012 cyclathon I believe was a great success and a truly fulfilling experience. Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their heart. Julia Trollip It was a great privilege to be able to participate in this year's cyclathon and to assist in raising awareness and money for a very worthy cause. The Hands to Hands charity aims to uplift local families and it was wonderful to see so many people willingly join in by either cycling for an hour or more or by making generous contributions to assist the charity in fulfilling its aim. It was a fantastic experience and one that I look forward to repeating next year. Dominic Hodge I think the cyclathon is about bringing people together by challenging them not only physically but in their charity while providing an exciting environment in which to push their limits in both. It was rewarding to see so many people helping others while benefiting themselves. The increase in funds raised is tremendous and topped only by the increased awareness of the plight of some of those living so close to us the event created. I was proud to be a part of the effort and look forward to seeing the event grow next year. I think the organisers deserve kudos for their efforts in ensuring that the event went off seamlessly.