It was an honor to finally meet some of the kids from Our Fertile Ground in Cape Town to ride the Cape Argus with them. We supplied the bikes (each donated by MB customers in California), and our new friends at Indola supplied their matching kits. The kids were super excited for the ride, and had been training for months.
These kids come from very troubled situations in the townships, and some of their stories are just heartbreaking. Participating in an event of this caliber is something that would have been completely out of reach without the involvement of Robert Shea and Our Fertile Ground. An experience like the Argus gives hope to the kids, and exposes them to how amazing and supportive the cycling community can be.