The 500km race which raises funds for a local charity, also brings about a message of hope.
The 500km race which raises funds for a local charity, also brings about a message of hope.
Sibusiso Vilane, Ursula Du Plooy, Sivuyile Ngesi, Dr Maleppule Mseleku and Qedani Mahlangu. Picture supplied.
Sibusiso Vilane, Ursula Du Plooy, Sivuyile Ngesi, Dr Maleppule Mseleku and Qedani Mahlangu. Picture supplied.

DURBAN - THE Nelson Mandela Legacy Ride4Hope cycle race has kicked off the start of Tourism Month.

The four-day race took cyclists from Gauteng, through the scenic, winding route of the Midlands and ended at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site in Howick.

The aim of the race was to raise funds for a local charity and also bring a message of hope.

Phindile Makwakwa, the acting chief executive of Tourism KZN, said the race was not just a ride.

“It is a journey to unravel the mystery of what KZN has to offer.”

Among the celebs who participated was mountaineer Sibusiso Vilane, the first black African man to summit Mount Everest.

He said: “Of all the mountains that I have climbed, the one that captures my heart is the Drakensberg which I rode alongside today (Saturday). This is where climbing mountains started for me.”

Tourism KZN’s Tourism Month is set to take place under the banner of Tourism and the Digital Transformation.

SUNDAY TRIBUNE