Weekend Warrior Grabouw 2023 raises R50, 000 for local school
The Weekend Warrior Grabouw, grown by Tru-Cape and held on April 15 and April 16 this year, raised R50, 000 for Grabouw High School, the beneficiary of the event.
Organised by Red Cherry Events and sponsored by Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, organiser Shaun Glover described it as “a thrilling two-day cycling extravaganza that saw participants tackling the challenging terrain around the apple growing area of Grabouw.”
According to Glover, the first day began at 12.30pm on April 15 with riders traversing the beautiful Applegarth and Eikenhof sections of the Elgin Valley in Grabouw. “The route provided cyclists with stunning views of the valley’s rolling hills, lush orchards, and vineyards. It was a challenging ride, but the weather was perfect, making it an enjoyable experience for all,” he says.
“Day 2 started early, at 8:00am on April 16, and took riders into the famous Oak Valley Estate. This section of the route featured some of the most famous single tracks in the area, such as Vissies, The Edge, and Wonderland. It was a thrilling ride that was made possible thanks to Trails End Bike accommodation and Oak Valley Estate,” he explains.
“We would also like to extend our thanks to Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing for their generous support as the title sponsor of the event. Their contribution to raising R50,000 for Grabouw High school is commendable, and we appreciate their commitment to making a difference in the community,” Glover says.
Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, Marketing Director, Conrad Fick completed the route himself and described the ride as “outstanding.” Fick, a Grabouw High School alumnus and Grabouw resident, commented that for Tru-Cape this event ticked all the important boxes to qualify for its support. “As the largest exporter of South African apples and pears we receive many more sponsorship requests than we can agree to but, The Weekend Warrior Grabouw, because it is located in one of our main grower areas, is focussed on the whole family, and promotes a healthy lifestyle, qualified. And, as it raises funds for the community in which it happens means it gets a thumbs up from Tru-Cape,” Fick says.