CYCLING FOR A WILD CAUSE
By: Nicole Bowran
Pinetown resident, Keagan Walker and his team, will be taking part in the Durban Amashova cycling race, held in October, to raise funds for the Centre for rehabilitation of wildlife
Walker, who started his own fund raising campaign “Wheels for CROW” for CROW, a centre that rescues and rehabilitates wild animals around the Kwa-Zulu Natal province, has
already raised just over R3 000.
This comes after he took part in the Tour Durban in May and is hoping to raise over R10 000 for CROW when he takes part in the Amashova.
“I am passionate about animals and I decided to ride with a difference to make a difference for CROW,” said Walker.
Walker previously took part in bicycle road races for fun and got the idea to race in a full giraffe suit to create awareness and raise money for CROW.
“I’ve never seen people ride in a suit before, I’ve seen people ride dressed up but never in a suit,” he adds.
Claire Hodgkinson, the managing director at CROW, said that they are happy for the support.
“Keagan is so passionate about his campaign and we at CROW are thrilled that for the first time ever, CROW will have a team riding for us in the Amashova Cycle Race,” added
Bianca Zanninello, a varsity college student taking part in this year’s Amashova, said,
“It’s so great to see people using such a big event like the Amashova to rasie money and create awareness for a good cause.”
The Wheels for CROW team that will be participating in the 2015 Amashova, alongside Walker will be, Jason Tomlin, Emma-Jane Knepscheld and Deidre van der Merwe.
Next year Walker is hoping to take part in the Cape Argus bicycle race in Cape Town and the 94.7 cycle challenge in Johannesburg.