FXTM was thrilled to present the Nelson Mandela Covid-19 Relief Virtual Challenge on Saturday, August 1, 2020 — and what a great day it was! This inspirational event, in partnership with Ride4Hope and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, saw 6 incredible teams across a variety of disciplines challenge each other on Wattbikes via the ZWIFT cycling app, to help raise urgently-needed funds for those affected by Covid-19 in South Africa.
It was a hot and sunny day, but this didn’t stop athletes from the likes of Rugby team Vodacom Bulls, the Titans cricket team, our very own FXTM Velokhaya Cyclists or even TV celebrity Maps Maponyane from taking on this 30km ride with all their might — with every single participant completing the challenge!
While there was no crowd present to cheer the teams on due to safety restrictions, they had support from thousands worldwide as people tuned in through satellite streams, online channels and the ZWIFT app.
Check out the below video courtesy of ZC Marketing Consulting for a glimpse of the highlights!
We were privileged to present the platform for this fantastic cause, and honoured to work alongside Nelson Mandela and Ride4Hope foundations in supporting the South African community during these trying times. As a trusted global brand, which include operations licensed by South Africa’s market conduct regulator FSCA, we’re committed to lending a helping hand where we can.
No donation is too small, so if you would like to contribute to this fantastic cause, you can do so here throughout the whole of August. We’re off to an incredible start, with over R2.6 million raised so far!
A huge thanks to everyone who contributed to this event, and a big congratulations must go out to all of the sports teams and celebrities for volunteering and showing a fantastic initiative. The great Nelson Mandela himself would be proud!