With the Hotchillee Cape Rouleur 2020 fast approaching it’s time to launch our kit appeal! Every year we take previously used kit to South Africa, which we donate to young riders living in Cape Town.
This year we’re proud to continue supporting The Buffalo Foundation as the Hotchillee Global Charity Partner. The Buffalo Foundation aims to make a lasting difference to those people less fortunate through sport, education and the creation of future entrepreneurs. The primary focus of the foundation is supporting local cycling academies in South Africa, several of which Hotchillee has been working with since launching the Cape Rouleur and our Development Rider Programme in 2011 – so we’re thrilled to be supporting them.
You’ll hear more about this partnership over the coming months, but for now we’re asking anyone registered for the ride on 9th February (who isn’t riding the Cape Rouleur!) who’d like to donate any cycling clothing, helmets, shoes, saddles, GPX devices, heart rate monitors etc (you name it we’ll take it!) to please bring it with you. We will take it to South Africa on behalf of The Buffalo Foundation and donate to the cycling academies they work with.
If you are registered for the Cape Rouleur, there will be a collection box at the Event HQ in Franschhoek so please bring your donations out with you.
Those of you riding the HotChillee Cape Rouleur will have the chance to meet riders from each of the academies while on the event, so you’ll be able to find out first hand how your donations really do make a difference.
If you’re registered for a Hotchillee ride, but not the Cape Rouleur you can drop kit off with a member of the team!
We’ll take it out to South Africa with us when we head out for the Cape Rouleur in March.
Keep an eye on our social media to see where your donations end up!
If you would like to send donations, you can send them to us at
7 Eccleston House
before Tuesday 18 February
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