by Dappie Smit

Putting pedal to the metal

From Keimoes to Cape Town

Piet Green aims to cycle from the Northern Cape, to partake in the 2013 Argus Cycle tour – and cycle back home
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The 51-year-old Piet Green is an avid cyclist who has completed several cycle races on the hot Northern Cape roads. During a conversation after a Dried Fruit Technical Service (DFTS) training session, he indicated that his dream is to complete the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour one day. He was prepared to hit the long road to Cape Town with his bike in order to partake in the tour. 

The training team thought it was a wonderful dream, but to pedal 800 kilometres to take part in a 100km race, and once again pedal 800km back home, would be a rude awakening.

The team approached DFTS and First National Bank representatives with a request for help and assistance. The two institutions immediately negotiated, and in 2013 Pieter Green will have the opportunity to make his dream come true.

FNB will sponsor his entry fees, transportation, lodging and bike clothing while DFTS will make sure he finds his way during his first visit to Cape Town. Hierbegin Farming will morally support him when he tackles the Argus Cycle Tour.

Green is already practising in the scorching sun of the Lower Orange River to be prepared for any weather conditions on 10 March 2013.

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