Team CSC has donated more than 450 items of top brand cycling equipment to South Africa's Life Cycling Academy (LCA), which will be used to train black elite cyclists participating in the LCA's acsis competitive cycling programme.
The Life Cycling Academy (www.lifeacademy.co.za) uses cycling to create opportunities for youth living in South Africa's disadvantaged communities.
"Opening the many boxes was an unforgettable experience for the acsis elite riders who can't wait to put the disc wheels, time trial handle bars, helmets and other items to good use," said Sipho Mona, manager of the LCA's acsis project based in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
The goods were shipped to South Africa a mere three months after LCA CEO Glyn Broomberg attended the annual Team CSC teambuilding in Denmark. "At the end of last year I was fortunate to present the work of the LCA to the entire Team CSC and its sponsors and used the opportunity to outline the needs of the Academy in terms of funding, intellectual capital and equipment," Broomberg said. "Receiving a container-load of equipment within weeks of that meeting is proof, once again, of the commitment of Team CSC and its sponsors to transforming the sport of cycling and helping the LCA achieve its vision."
Togetherm, Team CSC and its sponsors, Cervélo and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), have raised thousands of Rands for the LCA and its Velokhaya initiative.
More details on the funds raised and the Velokhaya initiative are available at www.velokhaya.com.