On Sunday, 15 November 2015, after months of training, Team Guide-Dogs was primed and ready for what was to be a very challenging race through Johannesburg, faced with strong winds and a heat wave. Yet the cyclists, donning their turquoise Team Guide-Dogs cycle jerseys, triumphed.
S A Guide-Dogs had a post-race hospitality stand at the 947 Cycle Challenge site. Ice cold towels as well as food and drinks made post-race recovery all the easier and were welcomed by the Team Guide-Dogs riders.
Throughout the year, riders have been raising additional funds via sponsorship for S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind.
A combined total of R121 446.14 in sponsorship funds was raised – a truly admirable feat!
Team Guide-Dogs riders have also been battling it off against each other to see who could raise the most money via sponsorships. The winners of the Team Guide-Dogs sponsorship drive 2015 are as follows:
|1||230259||Graham van Niekerk||23 397.00|
|2||223421||Augusta Saunders||12 590.00|
|3||309497||Kerry Millar||12 180.00|
|4||310956||Suna de Villiers||11 460.00|
Well done and thank you to all Team Guide-Dogs riders for their support and going the extra mile for S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind. You have helped make this a really successful project that assists us in reaching even more people through our working dogs as well as Orientation & Mobility Instructors.
We look forward to seeing you all again in next year’s race!