“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.” ~ Albert Einstein
Germiston Wheelers Cycle Club, in partnership with Germiston Rotary, organises the Germiston Classic Cycle Race every year, with the primary objective to raise funds for charities in our area, as well as give back to the cycling community who support the event.
Currently known as the Carnival City Macsteel National Classic, and sponsored by Carnival City and Macsteel, we are able to provide much needed support the following charities/NPOs:
Club members give up one weekend per year to organise, prepare and marshal the popular cycle race known to many cyclists as the Macsteel Classic, or the Carnival race, while we know it by the current title (seen in the image, right). Giving back is not only measured in monetary value, but also in time, enthusiasm and effort – something which our club members do with a smile on their face.
The race is currently the third biggest cycling event in Gautang and caters for both Road and MTB cyclists with 7 different distances over the two days of racing. The event previously was held in February as the final event before the Cape Town Cycle Tour, but has been moved to end-October/beginning of November as preparation for Gauteng’s biggest event – the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge.
The club also organises other events, as well as a development “team” of youngsters from a nearby township.