Cycling Development Programme
Since 2005 the Nedbank Sports Trust Cycling Development Programme has supported development cycling in the Western Cape, including the Boland and West Coast regions.
Through Nedbank’s cofunding partnership with the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, learners have received bicycles, cycling kits and training programmes. Every year approximately 200 learners from 12 high schools in disadvantaged communities are equipped and trained towards qualifying for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, and about 70 to 80 cyclists do qualify.
Since 2016 Nedbank has invested in an elite development cycling team with the potential for participants to be selected to represent the Western Province and South Africa. To encourage greater community participation in cycling 2016 saw the launch of the Nedbank Community Cycle Races, hosted annually in various disadvantaged communities in the Western Cape.
How you can help support sport development? Simply open a Nedbank Sport Affinity credit card, current, savings or investment account and Nedbank will donate to The Sports Trust on your behalf, at no cost to you. For further information visit any Nedbank branch, call 0860 555 111 or go to nedbanksport.co.za.