Church brings the ‘gees’ to Cape cy­cle tour

Cape Argus - - METRO - Staff Re­porter

THE much-awaited Cape Town Cy­cle Tour took place on March 10, in which more than 30 000 cy­clists, from all over the coun­try, par­tic­i­pated.

It is the big­gest fund-rais­ing event in Cape Town and has a huge ef­fect on our com­mu­ni­ties.

The World Mis­sion So­ci­ety Church of God manned the re­fresh­ment sta­tion in Perdek­loof, as it does every year.

With about 100 vol­un­teers, the team ar­rived at the Perdek­loof sta­tion at 4.30am.

The vol­un­teers pre­pared spe­cial per­for­mances to cheer on the cy­clists, with mo­ti­vat­ing pick­ets.

The World Mis­sion So­ci­ety Church of God is well known by the or­gan­is­ers of the event as the re­fresh­ment sta­tion that brings the most “gees”.

The vol­un­teers dance and per­form without a break from the time the first cy­clist un­til the last.

Le­sego Kek­wana, a vol­un­teer, said: “It’s re­ally not dif­fi­cult for us to cheer and dance for the cy­clists for the du­ra­tion of the race when they come past our re­fresh­ment sta­tion.

“The smile and joy they show on their faces is price­less.”

The church is in Ron­de­bosch and has branches all over Africa.

“The Church of God also re­ceived the Queen’s Award for Vol­un­tary Ser­vice in 2016,” the church said.

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