Legacy Ride4Hope Route
THE START: Vilakazi Street, Soweto; The Mandela family’s four-roomed home on the corner of Vilakazi and Ngakane streets is now a museum that houses artworks, memorabilia as well as family photographs and is also open to the public. The Mandela home is one of the main tourist attractions on Vilakazi Street.
During the four-day ride, cyclists will make scheduled overnight stops. At these bivouacs, both riders and the crew will engage in community upliftment activities as means of giving back to the society.
Mandela was a strong proponent of acts of generosity and once said: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
THE END: Howick, KZN; the sculpture of the Nelson Mandela at the Capture Site in the Midlands is one of the most visually creative monuments in the country. Some commentators argue that the site is where Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom began, but that’s a discussion for another time. What we do know is that he had been travelling – disguised as a chauffeur – when he was nabbed by apartheid-era police on the site in 1962.