Biking dream becomes a reality for Anna Foundation teenager

Curtley Hendricks, a teenager from Buffet Olives and part of the Anna Foundation since 2011 when he was in Grade 5, was selected to participate in an internship programme with BMT, a biking, marathon and triathlon store based in Stellenbosch. The Anna Foundation runs an education, sport and life-skills programme for children on rural farms in the Western Cape and Curtley’s passion for mountain biking and skill on a bike were spotted early on. “Sport is an intrinsic part of...

Absa Cape Epic 2018 – thank you riders

The Anna Foundation is proudly one of the four official beneficiaries of the Absa Cape Epic. The Anna Foundation farm projects enthusiastically attended the respective stages of the Cape Epic to cheer on the brave competitors who where conquering the MTB untamed route of 658km with 13530m of climbing over 8 days! We definitely had a few favourites – especially the teams who were riding for us and who raised sponsorship funding on www.givengain.com. We also had the...

Leopard conservation by mountain bike!

To raise awareness of leopard conservation, two charity beneficiaries of the AbsaCape Epic are working together. The children from our Anna Foundation are being hosted by the The Cape Leopard Trust to explore wild areas by bike and on foot to seek spoor, tracks or signs of other wildlife. Yesterday a group of children from the Anna Foundation Buffet Olives after school programme enjoyed...

Stellenbosch hosts the UCI MTB World Cup 2018 – Anna Foundation was there!

The Anna Foundation children were in cheering on the world’s best mountain bikers at theUCI MTB World Cup – Stellenbosch on 10 March 2018. What an epic event! The Anna Foundation children benefited from watching the riders and being stunned by their technical MTB skills at this world class event. Cycling is part of the Anna Foundation’s sports programme and developing an appreciation of the sport is important. Thank you to the organisers and well done...

Ariane Luthi hosts technical training ride ahead of UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Stellenbosch.

Ariane Luthi hosted a technical training ride for Anna Foundation ahead of UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Stellenbosch. The Swiss superstar is a multiple winner of the most gruelling mountain bike stage races in the world, including the ABSA Cape Epic, the Cape Pioneer Trek and the Swiss Epic. The group of group of young riders from the Anna Foundation were impressed with her skills and experience. “The Anna Foundation offers life-long learning to build positive...

Preparing our younger Anna Foundation children for a biking future.

Preparing our younger Anna Foundation children for a biking future. The ABSA Cape Epic team donated an additional 6 small bikes from their team building day. The Absa Cape Epics staff team building involved assembling these small bikes in groups and the fastest team with a completed bike won! The Anna Foundation Sports Programme, now also involves the future afterschool children as we...

Anna Foundation children receive Cape Epic Funded Adrenalin Mountain Bikes and Qhubeka Bikes

The Anna Foundation children have received 10 brand new Silverback mountain bikes through Adrenalin on Friday 11th August 2017 starting at their Simonsig Winery afterschool programme as well as 50 commuter bicycles from Qhubeka at two of their other farms Klawervlei Stud in Bonnievale and Monteith Trust in Grabouw. All of this made possible by Absa Cape Epic funding. As part of Anna Foundation’s Sports programme riding has become more important, parallel to the growth of the biking world...