Johannesburg - Field of Dreams

Quiz Night #1

JHB - Field of Dreams

Sunrise Ride | Run

JHB - Delivery Ride

Cape Town -  Night Ride

JHB - Fun Ride

Night Ride




Col’Cacchio | Westlake

Coming up on the 22nd August! Be sure to book your spot with us.

The last two quiz nights were a hoot with loads of spot prizes.



27thJune | Col’Cacchio | Westlake

On Wednesday we had our first in the trilogy of quiz evenings to raise funds for our Sista Packs. The evening was a huge success with a full house and the best quiz master. The questions were challenging, the prizes great and the food delicious!

Huge thanks to Col’Cacchio Westlake for the perfect venue and all the support.

Thank you to our prize sponsors: Village Roast Coffee, Mica Hardware Valyland, Col'Cacchio Westlake, Kings Craft Beer, Hint Hunt South Africa and to all the wonderful people who came and made the night what it was!


Our next night is on the 25th of July. To RSVP your place/table please contact us at


Alternatively you can sponsor a Sista Pack for R200.

Together we can make a difference.



23rd June | Field of Dreams | Johannesburg


The Jhb Cycling4sisters team have been having fun, emotional and very worthwhile visit to the girls at Field of Dreams in Schaumburg on Saturday 23 June. It involved getting valuable feedback from the girls on the washable sanitary pads that we have given them, lots of dancing to music provided by "Mr DJ", some amazing slam poetry, followed by an exercise session. We have decided to focus on strength, health and fitness for the girls, both in mind and body, to help build them into 'women warriors ', better equipped for the battles they face. The afternoon ended with them each getting a goodie bag of toiletries and a list of the exercises they had learnt. We saw once again, how big the need is out there, and how many more girls need the sanitary pads.



10th of September | Constantia Uitsig | The Bike Park


Spring is in the air! What better time to rise and shine, put on those takkies and get on our bicycles.


Thank you mention :

  • The Bike Park for allowing us the use of their beautiful venue
  • Mark from Tokai Mtb for his support and assistance
  • Guy from the Noordhoek Roastery for donating his delicious coffee beans and the loan of his brilliant Barista.
  • Neil Mackenzie for riding and planning the routes pre the event and leading a group
  • Phil Lambbrecht and Michael Graser for helping to lead the groups
  • The Cycling4Sisters team who never fail to be simply brilliant in their support
  • All families, friends and participants  who turned out to support the event

JHB | Ride and delivering day

9th of September | Johannesburg


Field of Dreams girls in Magaliesburg


Saturday 9th September 2017 was D Day for Cycling4sisters Jhb – it was a culmination of events and plans that made my heart feel so full and happy.


It all started in May with one of those conversations that one has at a party, a conversation that begins with a “Should we ...?” and ends with a “Yes we are in!”. The phenomenal Debbie Stopforth, founder of Cycling4sisters in Cape Town, had suggested that Vanessa and I start a Jhb branch of Cycling4sisters.


The Cycling4Sisters charity is all about women, uplifting them and helping them meet their needs, and of course.... bicycles! We are a group of women cyclists who want to give back to women. And, as we all know, the needs are huge in this beautiful and crazy South Africa which we call home.


Needless to say, Vanessa and I were both quite anxious when we realized what we had committed to. We are working moms with busy schedules, but we took it on and decided to get a Jhb Cycling4sisters team together. We contacted LB and Lizzie who immediately agreed to join us. Subsequently we were joined by Jules, one of the best sales persons I have heard in action! Cycling4sisters Jhb was born.


And so, our journey started. We organized a fun cycle ride up and down the Spruit from Delta Cafe, which helped us raise money towards purchasing Subz washable pads and panty packs – our project for this year. With most girls in rural areas missing at least 5 days of school a month when they have their period, we thought that this was a critical situation where we could make a difference.


An amazing donation from Kingsmead College of a further 200+ Subz washable pads and panty packs gave us momentum for which we were grateful.


We then needed to decide who the recipients of these pads would be. There were 2 pre-requisites, the packs had to go to girls in a rural community and we had to ride our bicycles to deliver them in person. And then I thought of Lee Den Hond and her Field of Dreams.


Lee is incredible. She is a highly successful business woman (Business Woman of the year in 2015), adventurer (she summited Everest in 2013), athlete (has numerous Iron Mans under the belt), motivational speaker, and philanthropist. Les has taken the Shaumburg community near Hartebeespoort under her wing and it is her aim to uplift, upskill and create a safe place for these impoverished citizens especially the children. Many of these children are “paperless” and therefore cannot even enter the formal schooling system. Lee bought the land across the road from the settlement and built a large hall where the children are taught school readiness skills, they are fed and they have a safe environment in which to play. I reached out to Lee as I saw a great synergy between what we aim to do and the community she supports. Thankfully she grabbed the opportunity to work with us.


So rolled on our D Day – Delivery Day! LB and her dear, patient cousin Neil Fraser plotted and rode a recce of a route for us and so the Cycling4sisters drop off ride became a reality. Debbie and Judi flew up from Cape Town to join us and at 7am the eight of us set out from Broadacres. We had 2 backup vehicles, with great drivers – John and Jules as well as Carol, who made sure we stayed safe, hydrated and had enough goodies to munch on. Four hours and a challenging 75km of off road cycling later, we rolled into the Field of Dreams. Here we were welcomed by a large group of ladies wearing bright pink ‘Proud to be a Woman’ t-shirts. They cheered and clapped for us as though we had just completed the Epic! What a beautiful and humbling experience.

We spent time with the school girls, including doing an impromptu dance session (which helped the cramping legs) and then listened to an educational talk by the Clinic sister on menstruation and changing bodies. Then we gave them their Subz washable pad and panty packs.


It was a moving experience for everyone involved. There are not many countries in the world where one can make a fundamental and tangible difference in someone’s life. This is our gift in South Africa and it is both a privilege and a duty to make that difference. We now know that there are 200 girls in the Schaumburg community who will now not have to miss valuable school time when they have their periods.


FUN Ride

10th of June 2017 | Delta Cafe | Johannesburg


A fun-filled afternoon!


A beautiful and sunny Johannesburg winter afternoon, the gorgeous Delta Cafe, the amazing cycling4sisters Jhb team (Vanessa, Lizzie, Laura Beth and Monica), an incredible leader in Debbie Stopforth, a supportive network of friends and cyclists, bicycles and beautiful Spruit trails, led by very special trail leaders and sweeps – what an afternoon it was!


Thank to all who offered their  incredible support to help schoolgirls who as not as privileged and fortunate as ourselves, and for giving back. We had a hugely successful launch, and with the proceeds will be able to supply over  400 rural schoolgirls with washable SUBZ panty packs. A huge thank you to all who helped and contributed to this - from the riders, to the supporters and the sponsors – Amy McDougall from Over The Bars, Dry Dock Liquor, Ecoffee SA, Linden Cycles, Delta Cafe, Kingsmead College, joBerg2c, Premier, and Devil’s Peak. Keep an eye and ear open for our next exciting initiative!




Night Ride

1st of June 2017 | Constantia Uitsig | The Bike Park


A night out - with a difference!


Around 6:30pm on Thursday 1st June a wink of fireflies was spotted in Tokai forest and on the local greenbelts .... the Cycling4Sisters had organised an exciting night ride.


It started off with the famous voice of Shaun Peters echoing from the Constantia Uitsig Bike Park as he set off the three different cycle groups -  the groups ranged from a mixture of the young to the more well matured. Each group had their own route and was professionally led by a member of the Bike Park assisted by a couple of enthusiastic Sisters as sweepers. Despite the crisp evening a sweat was worked up and a camaraderie shared -  especially when light batteries started fading!


Back at the Bike Park the rest of the team were enticing riders home with the delicious aroma of boerewors on the braai (kindly donated by Steenberg Pick ‘n Pay) and freshly brewed King Craft beer.


Riders were enthusiastically welcomed home and after a quick bottle of complimentary water from Karoo Water they were ready for the festivities which also included a lucky ticket draw for many fabulous prizes. Thank you once again to our generous sponsors.


Each rider’s entry fee paid for a pack of SUBZ washable pads and pants which will keep a girl in school for 5 years. Our successful evening enabled us to sponsor another 107 girls – we are dedicated to reaching our overall target of sponsoring a total of 2000 girls.


So an evening under the stars, with some exercise, much laughter, a full tummy and even a prize thrown in, was all in the name of a very good cause – not bad for a Thursday night out!


Launching of Cycling4Sisters

29th March 2017 | Constantia Uitsig | The Bike Park




This was not to signal the start of just another cycling event but rather the exciting launch of Cycling4Sisters.


The popular Uitsig Bike Park provided the chute or rather the beautiful setting for our Cheese and Wine. Instead of race competitors, fellow guests from the cycling community, supportive friends and family made up the social peloton. VIP for the night, Johan Kriegler of Mtb cycle events was also present as the ultimate route designer and co-ordinator.


The glamorous hostesses, yes we do look different when head to toe cycling kit is discarded for a black number with green beads, provided a delicious finger feast. Everyone’s thirst was quenched by a variety of local wines and cold ales compliments of King’s Craft Beer.


This set the tone for a spirited Silent Auction. What an incredible array of items that were competitively bidded upon – items ranging from a painting done by one of our very own sisters to fine wines, decadent treats, gorgeous jewellery, valuable vouchers and even a tall, stately tree. Smiles broadened and the odd victorious cheer also rang out when lucky ticket numbers were called out – many guests walked away with something special from a table laden with more prizes. Sponsors were indeed generous in supporting our launch.


All the while the speedometer rose steadily, at the end of the evening it showed an acceleration to R70 000. A fun and successful launch which reflected that the sisters are pedalling with determination towards our goal of raising R350 000!



9th May 2017



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