A large group staff members, students, alumni and friends of Stellenbosch University (SU) will be participating in the Cape Town Cycle Tour on 11 March 2018 to raise funds for student bursaries.
SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor Prof Wim de Villiers and 62 other riders will be tackling the world’s largest timed cycle race, which extends over 109 km, as part of the #Maties100 group. The additional amount that each paid on top of their entry fee, as well as donations from the public, will be going towards bursaries.
You can help broaden access to Maties and provide opportunities to the next generation of talented Stellenbosch graduates making an impact globally. To support this initiative, please click on the "Donate now!" button on this page.
You can also buy a limited edition #Maties100 cycling shirt. Only 100 shirts have been produced exclusively for the University’s Centenary. Please email Marvin Koopman of Alumni Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested.
Thank you for supporting this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity marking SU’s Centenary. We have now increased our fundraising target due to the good response. Let us go forward together for bursaries!
CAPTION: Pictured on the Maties Rooiplein with SU Rector Prof Wim de Villiers (middle) are, from left, Sandiso Xetu, Bongani Bhusakwe, Unathi Msophi, Thando Ntuthu, Geo Erasmus, Songezo Luwaca, Baphelele Mbombo and Zola Ngxakeni. Erasmus is a student at SU, and the other riders are a group of friends from Kayamandi attached to the BMT Racing Team who will be riding the Cape Town #CycleTour2018 as part of Stellenbosch University's #Maties100 group to raise funds for bursaries. (PHOTO: STEFAN ELS)