Church brings the ‘gees’ to Cape cycle tour
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.