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Curro Delft | Cycle 2 Ride sponsors 15 mountain bikes to learners
19 October 2020

Curro Delft, a school situated in the Delft community, had reason to celebrate on 9 October when learners at the school became recipients to 15 new mountain bikes, compliments of Cycle2Ride.


Cycle2Ride, an initiative supported by the JSE-listed independent education provider Curro Holdings, was started by founding members Jaco Kotze and Izak Coetzee. The aim of the initiative is to promote cycling as a medium for family cohesion, relaxation, fun, and a possible career choice for those truly interested in becoming professional athletes.

The motivation behind the handover at Curro Delft was to introduce various learners to the sport of cycling. Oli Munnik, a representative at Signal Bike and also a Cycle2Ride coach, addressed Curro Delft learners on the day by sharing his own experiences as a pro-cyclist, detailing how cycling has enabled him to see the world. Lorenzo le Roux, local cycling star and winner of the Exxaro category at the 2019 Wines2Whales competition, also shared his success story. Lorenzo’s win at this particular race saw him being awarded a full education scholarship (from grades 1 to 12) for his twin daughters at a Curro school of his choice. His girls started their schooling career at Curro Century City in January this year.

Alongside the handover of the mountain bikes, Cycle2Ride will provide coaching to support the Curro Delft learners on their cycling development journey. “Our aim is to provide learners with an opportunity to learn to cycle, and to support those with further aspirations in cycling to achieve their goals. To some, learning to cycle represents a breakthrough in self-belief, providing the confidence to face larger challenges in life, and ultimately offering a platform to aid in setting goals and achieving personal success,” says Jaco Kotze, co-founder of Cycle2Ride.


Curro’s support of the Cycle2Ride initiative brings the benefits of cycling to the doorstep of eager young talent in communities, traditionally excluded from participation. Curro not only supports the development of communities through education and mentorship, but also by providing access to new exciting opportunities, such as mountain biking.

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