Be part of breaking the existing Guinness World Record

for the most money raised during an eight-hour static cycling event.

Join mountaineer Saray Khumalo and cancer survivor Cindy van Wyk in an attempt to break this GWR record. As official GWR record attempt participants – they will give learners across South Africa access to digital libraries and the literacy skills needed to succeed.

The digital divide has the potential to be the greatest divide of all, deepening inequalities that already exist. This cool event has a serious purpose – to bridge this divide for children who don’t have access to information technology and to ensure that they don’t get left behind.

Saray Khumalo

Join award-winning mountaineer, Saray Khumalo, cancer survivor Cindy van Wyk and Momentum Multiply, as they host a life-changing cyclathon to raise R1 million in funding for digital literacy.

Your ride – will support the aim of setting up an iSchoolAfrica digital library in a rural or township school in each of South Africa’s nine provinces. Each library will consist of a mobile iPad lab supported by curriculum-based apps, award winning numeracy and literacy software, access to a full library, teacher training modules, dedicated programme facilitators and mentors.

Digital literacy will equip learners with skills learnt through digital technologies in addition to the literacy skills that they obtained through school. Giving them the ability to understand the technology they use, to create and evaluate information received or communicated.

The cyclathon, which will adhere to all mandatory Covid-19 protocols, will feature brave individuals who will cycle continuously for the duration of the event. Avid cyclists, corporates and socially conscious individuals are invited to participate by sponsoring a bike at a cost of R25 000, seizing the opportunity to cycle into the history books for digital libraries.

The present record for the most money raised during an eight-hour static cycling event is £30,856, which was set in the UK in 2016. At today’s exchange rate, that amounts to around R686 000. If the South African event can raise R1 million, it will be a tough record to beat.

Date

25 October 2020

Time

Full day event

Venues

20 bikes at select Planet Fitness gyms in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

Eight hours of cycling is pretty gruelling, even on a static bike. South Africans are made of stern stuff and this is a very worthy cause. Sponsoring a bike is not only a chance to reconnect with colleagues and friends on a purpose, but an invaluable investment in the next generation.

Saray Khumalo

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Besides changing the narrative of our youth – involvement in the iSchoolAfrica programme will offer corporates socio-economic development points to contribute to B-BEE status plus a Section 18 A certificate.