Going the distance for others
Another compassionate Helderberg resident will be going the distance to make a difference.
Strand resident Tanya Fourie (31) will be taking on the gruelling Cape Town Cycle Tour in aid of Distance for Difference (D4D), a nonprofit organisation aimed at making a significant contribution towards the well-being of children.
Fourie who is passionate about the outdoors and staying active was inspired to participate in the renowned cycle event after participating in The 500 Challenge and cycling 500 km on a spinning bicycle within 24 hours in aid for D4D. Doing 109 km in the saddle was further motivated after her mobility was restricted following a knee operation a year ago. For exercise purposes, Fourie bought a bicycle and now is an avid mountain biker and takes advantage of any opportunity to cycle.
“The fact that I can be active and go places, and now in aid of needy children who may not have the opportunity to do so, is humbling.
“I am really nervous about cycling with 35 000 others on the road. But, I know God is watching over me and that I will be fine,” says Fourie.
She hopes to complete the challenge under five hours and 30 minutes with lots of donations for D4D who apparently during the last 13 years managed to raise more than R6 million towards a better future for less fortunate children in South Africa.
Besides spin classes during the week and cycling long distances on weekends, Fourie will be embarking on the 99er Cycle Tour on Saturday in preparation for the big challenge on Sunday 11 March.
“It is definitely something on my bucket list that I want to do: to push my body to limits outside of my comfort zone.
“That feeling I will get when I complete the 109 km will just be amazing!”
Fourie aims to raise R5 000 through her participation.
For donations or more information contact her on 082 893 6585 or email@example.com Alternatively, send an email to Tacia (D4D) at firstname.lastname@example.org.