The annual Zambezi Cycle Challenge is a regular fundraising mountain bike event that takes place around the spectacular Victoria Falls area.
As one of three main beneficiaries (the others being the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust and Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit – both very close to Wilderness Safaris’ and our own hearts), Children in the Wilderness is privileged to be part of the fun and adventure!
The event usually raises some good funds for CITW, which we normally put towards our primary school literacy programme. This year, however, we won’t receive as much, but the funds will be going towards food security in the villages we work with.
Our Zambezi colleagues wrote this poem about this year’s event, which took place on the weekend of 10 July.
3, 2, 1. Ready, Set, Go!
97 cyclists set in motion, for the sixth year in a row.
172 kilometres split over three days,
Cyclists started at the sun’s first rays.
Energy, perseverance, and fitness is key,
In order to enjoy the journey and marvel at all there is to see.
From riverbeds, to gorges, stones, and sand.
The course is quite the challenge, even for those who know it like the back of their hand.
With steep drops, major curves, and the even the chance to stumble upon wildlife,
Riders must be astute to stay out of strife.
The Zambezi Cycle Challenge was again a success,
Despite Covid-19 and the associated stress.
Thanks to many who donated resources and dimes,
As well as to those who volunteered their time.
We will see you all again in 2021
For another three days of cycling fun.