26 August 2014
â€śWhile traversing national parks and manoeuvering through some technical sections, participants were rewarded with plentiful elephant sightings and spectacular sceneryâ€ť, said Nicola Harris, Tour Director.
â€śWhile the magnificent landscape continues to amaze cyclists year after year, one of the high points was the opportunity for cyclists to meet with some of the communities that CITW works with and witness first-hand how funds raised from the Tour make a difference in their livesâ€ť, said Dr Sue Snyman, CITW Programme Director.
All funds raised by the Tour are channelled directly into CITW, a non-profit organisation that runs sustainable education programmes to bridge the divide between communities and the wildlife areas they live next to. Over the last 10 years, the Tour has hosted 2 369 cyclists and raised R11.6 million for CITW.
During the official opening ceremony, the Minister emphasised the important role that ecotourism plays in creating sustainable livelihoods for local community members. He added that eco-sensitive events like the Nedbank Tour de Tuli serve as a catalyst for the ongoing protection of wilderness areas.
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