It is for this reason, combined with the numerous uncertainties regarding cross-border travel at present, that we regretfully inform you that we have to cancel our Tour for this year.
Through our #RideWithPurpose and #BikingForABetterTomorrow hashtags, you will know that the Tour is the primary fundraising event for Children in the Wilderness (CITW), a non-profit life-skills and education programme for children living in the remote rural areas alongside Wilderness Safaris’ areas of operation.
While we are ready and willing to refund registered 2020 event riders, we would like to take this opportunity to appeal to you to consider transferring your entry to the 2021 event, which we will honour at the 2020 rate.
At this critical time for survival in the tourism industry – and as Wilderness Safaris’ first priority is naturally to its more than 2 700 staff and their dependents – we cannot emphasise enough how important the monies raised through the Tour are for CITW.
MORE THAN JUST A RIDE – HOW THE TOUR HELPS THE CHILDREN…
Some 600+ children are supported on CITW’s scholarship programme annually, while the programme’s weekly Eco-Clubs reach over 3 300 children in rural community schools across seven countries. 1 000 or more teachers and Eco-Mentors have been trained on the programme, and in total, some 7 800 underprivileged children have been hosted on annual CITW camps since 2001.
We look forward to hosting riders once again on the 2021 Nedbank Tour de Tuli which will take place from 20 to 25 July 2021
We would appreciate your decision by reply email: firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we may assess the extent of the supplementary fundraising we may need to plan for 2020.
Thank you for understanding, please stay safe and don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or need further information.
Nicola and Team