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Kwano’s Big Day Out
Sat 18 June @ 4:00 am - 8:00 pm BST
Fancy a Big Day Out?
Start time: 04:00
Start / finish venue: Dynamo, Putney
If you’re at a loose end on 18th June, how about riding 350km with Chillee Andrew Rae to raise money for the Kwano Academy – a cycling academy in South Africa, who Hotchillee and the Buffalo Foundation have been proud to work alongside for several years.
Andrew was introduced to this amazing academy and was so inspired he wanted to do something bigger and more audacious than the usual sportives and marathons to try and reflect the challenges the kids go through.
He started looking at Strava and considered the length of Wales but that had way too much climbing! London to Cambridge, to Oxford and back to London just worked. It’s fairly flat – 350km, just 1800m of climbing over the distance and has the aspirational aspect of passing through two of the worlds most iconic University towns.
After the inaugural ride in 2021, Andrew invites (challenges!) Hotchillee riders to join them again on this epic day out. The aim would be to double the number of riders (last year it was 10) and double the £3000 that was previously raised. Groups will be no more that 10 -12 to keep things manageable.
To sign up, or if you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
Check out Andrew’s 2021 BigDayOut here
Kwano is an academy in South Africa that uses education and cycling as catalysts to uplift and academically transform historically disadvantaged youngsters and communities and provides the youngsters with opportunities for learning and development that would otherwise be unlikely afforded to them.
It provides an after school programme focused on homework and project assistance, Maths and English tuition, access to computers and internet, career counselling and access to scholarships as well as cycling coaching and access to bikes, races and required equipment and mechanical training to promote balanced and healthy lifestyles.