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[LISTEN] Cycle4Change on mission to donate books to Babanango

Written by: Zanele Zama

Cycling to raise a nation of readers.

Lindsay van der Byl is promoting and encouraging a culture of reading in South Africa's youth, and in adopting a healthy drug-free lifestyle, through cycling.

Not ordinary cycling mind you, cycling between the Union Buildings in Pretoria and Parliament in Cape Town, and all in the name of collecting books for communities in need of libraries.

Eusebius McKaiser speaks to the Lead SA hero on his journey with Cycle4Change and how people can donate books.

I stay in Soweto and it's shocking that people my age still can't read. And it's not for me to judge but for me to assist.

Lindsay van der Byl, former Lead SA hero & Cycle4Change Cyclist

People first want to be millionaires before they want to help. The little mistakes that you make, help someone else not make them. We need to pass on whatever we have.

Lindsay van der Byl, former Lead SA hero & Cycle4Change Cyclist

Van der Byl says running this initiative has been tough financially.

It is now better. The last three years, sometimes I would go to bed hungry and I would lock myself in books. It gets so tough.

Lindsay van der Byl, former Lead SA hero & Cycle4Change Cyclist

Here are the details for the next ride.

Next week we are going to Babanango in KZN. We are going to cycle from Soweto to Babanango which is 482km. We want to do it under 24 hours.

Lindsay van der Byl, former Lead SA hero & Cycle4Change Cyclist

Listen to the full interview below...


This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] Cycle4Change on mission to donate books to Babanango




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