On Friday 27 and Saturday 28 January 2017, Habitat for Humanity held its annual Cyclathon at the V&A Waterfront. Despite the weather-forecast being grim, Cyclathon 2017 pulled through and was a massive success. An astonishing amount  of over R80 000 was raised over the weekend.

The BRIC committees, consisting of pupils from Westerford, Rondebosch, Rustenburg, Bishops and Herschel, put in many hours of hard work to set up this event. The committees began their labours carrying the stationary bikes to the stage, and ended on Saturday evening making final arrangements for the prizes. Once the event began, the committee had to - throughout the 25-hours - man the Information Desk, sell raffle tickets (BRICS) and keep the stationary bikes going. Fortunately, the committees had the privilege of staying the Friday night at the V&A Waterfront so they were ready to get back in action early in the morning.

All this hard work paid off as Cyclathon 2017 was a great success.  That success will prove to be of lasting benefit to families when the committees go out to Mfuleni to build the houses later this year.

Thank you to all the committee members who put in the hard work; Westerford Spirit Committee for certainly bringing the spirit, and especially to all of those who attended and supported the event during the course of the weekend. Hopefully Cyclathon 2018 will be just as successful as this year’s.

-Luke van Wyk 11C