GABORONE, Botswana, October 2019 – Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is excited to announce that registrations for the 2020 edition of the Nedbank Tour de Tuli are now open. The 2019 event has already passed into Tour legend as arguably the best ever, and certainly the Tour with the most spectacular scenery.
As a result, the 2020 Nedbank Tour de Tuli will follow a similar route and will once again be run in late July. The dates have been confirmed as 21 – 26 July 2020 and early bird specials are now available.
Repeat Tour riders – of which there are many – will know what a treat they are in for, and they will now have the opportunity to invite friends, colleagues and partners to experience a route that has been 15 years in the making.
The Nedbank Tour de Tuli is a superb four-day adventure, with riders traversing unspoiled wilderness areas in the three African countries that contribute to the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTCA). More importantly, it’s an opportunity to ride with a purpose and raise funds for CITW, whose programme is helping to educate and inspire the next generation of African environmentalists and ecologically conscious leaders.
“The Botswana school visit was an undoubted highlight of the 2019 Nedbank Tour de Tuli for both riders and children. It is definitely something we will factor in again next year,” comments Tour Director Nicola Harris. “This direct interaction with the people who benefit the most from CITW’s outreach really helped to give context to the event, and many riders commented that as a result, they would be redoubling their fundraising efforts next year”.
Exact route details for 2020 are still being finalised, but riders can look forward to such iconic moments as negotiating sandstone ridges, navigating mopane woodlands, and crossing dry riverbeds. In between, they’ll be treated to kilometre after kilometre of flowing single track and elephant trails in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
The 2020 Nedbank Tour de Tuli will be CITW’s 15th mountain biking fundraising event, and the team has elevated the complex logistics to the status of an artform. As a result, riders enjoy excellent tented accommodation, hot showers, superb catering and the convivial ambience of the ‘après-ride’ scene at each of the picturesque bush campsites.
Riders for 2020 are urged to register soon so as to take advantage of excellent minimum entry donations. As in 2019, any group of 12 riders which registers will be eligible for one additional free space on the 2020 Tour. For more details of the 2020 edition of the Nedbank Tour de Tuli, including early bird special offers, click here.