Wheels in motion for Thuso’s second charity bike ride

Thuso Mandela Cycle Ride 2014

Thuso’s 2015 sponsored bike ride will take place on Sunday 20 September. This year we are celebrating 21 years of Freedom in South Africa, with South Africa’s first free and fair elections taking place in 1994, after decades of anti-apartheid campaigning.

Leaving from Walthamstow at 10am it will include 20 and 40 mile options. The departure will be from outside 37 Grosvenor Park Road, London E17 9PD — many of you know this as the venue for the annual Thuso Garden Party.

The cyclists will then set off towards Chingford, High Beach and North Weald, on forest tracks, and minor roads into Essex, before returning to Walthamstow. It promises to be a most pleasant ride, and cyclists can still join in. The sponsorship form and flyer are available below.

The cycle ride will be supporting the charity’s appeal to provide solar lamps to children and families we support at Lobethal primary school in rural Limpopo Province, South Africa — because children without light can’t study!

The 2014 sponsored bike ride paid for the first batch of 50 solar lanterns. By sponsoring, making a donation or joining the bike ride you can play your part: £7.50 pays for a study light, £15 for a family lantern and £35 for a solar lantern and mobile charger.

To take part in the cycle ride contact Gerard on gerardomastamilsom@yahoo.co.uk or 07931 337202. To sponsor cyclists donate via the website, or use this sponsorship form.

If you would like to print out a flyer, you can download it here.