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Duo cycles from Pretoria to Cape Town to promote literacy

Written by: Qama Qukula

A pair of social activists have successfully cycled from Pretoria to Cape Town to promote reading in underprivileged communities.

They cycled from the Union Buildings in Pretoria to Parliament in Cape Town - all in the name of collecting books for communities in need.

Also read: Cycling for Change - Hero on a mission to change lives through reading

Lindsay van der Byl created the Cycle 4 Change initiative in 2013 and he took his first solo ride for reading awareness in 2016.

This year van der Byl was joined by other cyclists and they conquered the challenge in nine days.

We believe the importance of reading is only next to oxygen.

Lindsay van der Byl, Founder of Cycle 4 Change

You can get knowledge for free in a library.

Lindsay van der Byl, Founder of Cycle 4 Change

Cyclist Thabsio Ngada says riding in the challenge exposed him to the disadvantaged communities that need access to libraries and literacy.

Visit the Cycle4Change website or Facebook page to learn more.

Take a listen to the inspiring story:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Duo cycles from Pretoria to Cape Town to promote literacy




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