The 2015 aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Sunday Tribune was certainly a day to remember as thousands of enthusiastic cyclists rode through Durban’s sunny streets in support of the Domino Foundation.
Over the past three years the Domino Foundation has been the beneficiary of the Durban proud cycling race with an incredible R50 000 being raised from this year’s event.These funds will go a long way in assisting the many young lives that the Domino Foundation supports.
Event organiser Stu Berry explained how, “It is a really true event in that all riders know that all of the profit that comes out of the event goes back into a worthy cause like the Domino Foundation and I think that is important for the direction in which the sport of cycling is going.”
Every year the Domino Foundations assembles a fresh cycling team from their Life Skills Programme based in the Amaoti community. The 2015 riders cycled proudly on race day, their enthusiasm for the sport shining through.
CEO of the Domino Foundation, Mickey Wilkins, believes “It is not just about the money, it is about the chance that these young people get to take part in such a prestigious race like the aQuelléTour Durban. For us, giving the guys in our community the chance to come and participate in a race that they have not been able to take part in is something special.
The excitement that surrounds the community in the build-up to the event including the training and putting on the team kit is hugely satisfying part of the event. The guys shouting for each other along the route during the race and people wearing the same shirts as the development riders are all bits of the experience that create such a special atmosphere around the day.”
Next year the Domino Foundation team are hoping to see more participation in the event from the people in the Amaoti community.