RoadCover has partnered with the OldMutual joBerg2c initiative to sponsor the entry of the Soweto Quartet Team, assisting with kit and their bikes, along with assistance from Cube Bikes.
In a few days time cyclists take on one of the most exciting and challenging events on the cycling calendar: The Old Mutual joBerg2c. Taking place over 9 days, this mountain bike endurance race between Johannesburg and teh east coast involves 2-man teams testing their skill, strength and stamina as they contend with single-track, rural secondary roads and arduous terrain. With only some 10km of the 900kim journey being along tar, the riders get to experience wide open spaces and scenic vistas across our magnificent country.
Starting off in Heidelberg, Gauteng, the joBerg2c covers off-roads and trails seldom and/or never travelled. This amazing experience offers cyclists the opportunity of meeting new communities along the way. The race uses a community-driven strategy, where communities are given the chance to raise money by providing different services such as watering points and road crossings for the cyclists.
“The Soweto Quartet are dedicated both to their sport and for making a difference in other people’s lives – both principles which echo our own values. We are proud to have the opportunity to be part of this devoted team as part of our continued support of cycling in South Africa,” says RoadCover CEO, Eugene Beck.
The Soweto Quartet cycling team members, Calvin Mono, Ace Mashawane, Bheki Mbele and Master Lazarus Mosuwe, are known for their love and commitment to the sport.
“The Soweto Quartet team give of their time to growing young cycling talent in the township, a cause that is dear to our hearts. They are important role models in their community and participating in the joBerg2c reinforces their significant role while fulfilling the team’s passion for the sport,” says RoadCover Cycling Team Manager, Nic White who will be riding solo in this tough, rewarding event; RoadCover Cycling Team’s Willie Smit and Brendon Davids are participating as a 2-man team.
“We are thrilled to be involved with the Soweto Quartet and to play a role in a team which is dedicated to promoting South African cycling talent. RoadCover’s aim is to provide a foundation for South African cyclists to open doors to national and international cycling opportunities. We wish the Soweto Quartet team all the best and look forward to hearing about their experiences after the race,” concludes the RoadCover CEO.