Registrations Open for 2021 Nedbank Tour De Tuli Adventure
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Registrations Open for 2021 Nedbank Tour De Tuli Adventure

By Kabelo Binns

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24 August 2020

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) has officially opened registrations for the 2021 Nedbank Tour de Tuli ultimate mountain bike event. Taking place from 20 – 25 July 2021, this superb four-day wilderness adventure will not only enable riders to experience remarkable African landscapes, but, more importantly, they will directly contribute to the education of the next generation of environmentalists and ecologically conscious leaders.

“We are incredibly excited for 2021’s event as it was devastating to cancel this year’s due to COVID-19. Next year’s Tour will give our riders a much-needed reconnection to nature. Following a similar route, our repeat riders – of which there are many – will know what a treat they are in for, and they will have the opportunity to invite friends, colleagues and partners to experience a route that has been 15 years in the making”, says Nicola Harris, Tour Director.

While exact route details are still being finalised, riders can be assured of another thrilling four days traversing the pristine Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area, where they will be negotiating sandstone ridges, navigating Mopane w

oodlands and crossing the legendary Limpopo and Shashe river beds in dry season. In between, they’ll be treated to kilometre after kilometre of flowing single track and elephant trails in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

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Starting and ending at Mapungubwe National Park, a World Heritage Site, the 2021 Nedbank Tour de Tuli will be CITW’s 15th mountain bike fundraising event. The organising team has elevated the complex logistics to the status of an art form, and participants will enjoy excellent tented accommodation, hot showers, superb catering and the convivial ambience of the ‘après-ride’ scene at each of the picturesque bush campsites.

The Nedbank Tour de Tuli has always been more than just a ride. Since 2005, the Tour has raised R19 000 000, contributing to CITW’s extensive programme designed to educate and empower children. To date over 600 children are supported on CITW’s scholarship programme annually, while the programme’s weekly Eco-Clubs reach over 3 300 children in rural schools across seven countries. Furthermore, over 1 000 Eco-Mentors have been trained and a total of 7 800 underprivileged children have been hosted on annual camps since 2001.

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“While the pandemic has negatively affected millions around the world, it is probably most evident in the rural communities we work with, as many of them rely entirely on our support and tourism in order to survive. With all funds channelled to CITW, participating riders are directly extending a helping hand during a time when it is crucial for us to unite and help in any way that we can”, concludes Nicola.

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