Those who know me will have noticed I’ve recently gone a bit cycling mad. I bought a mountain bike and am soon to buy a road bike. I pore over stats and numbers relating to which bike to buy, some may say it’s even a problem.
Recently it’s been brought to my attention that cycling can also be helpful (not just because of the lack of carbon emissions) to the environment.
It’s the WFF Ride for Nature Panda Peloton, which aims to raise awareness and funds for nature conservation through cycling, while also stimulating the cycling community.
The Panda Peloton first took to the roads last year at the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour where over 160 cyclists donned WWF’s trademark black and white jerseys. From there it has evolved into something much more. Now, the Panda Peloton is not only synonymous with a single race, but rather asks cyclist who sport the WWF colours and the Ride for Nature shirt in any cycling race or event.
In an attempt to spread the word and amp up the excitement, Felt Bicycles has sponsored a Felt EDICT Nine 50 Mountain Bike, worth over R20 000, for the individual who raises the most money for WWF through the Ride for Nature 2013 campaign.
For more information please take a look the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WWFPandaPeloton?fref=ts), follow them on Twitter (@WFFPandaPeloton) or visit http://www.wwf.org.za/act_now/ridefornature/.
That’s a really cool bike, I personally would love something of that quality. Go get involved, win a bike and help the environment.