Mad Charity Cocktail Function at Klein Constantia

Mad Charity Cocktail Function at Klein Constantia

The Klein Constantia Mad Charity Cocktail Function with Eddy Merckx and the Omega-Pharma Quick-Step Tour de France Pro Cycling Team, is set to take place on Friday, March 7 at Klein Constantia Estate, Constantia, and tickets have been made available to the public for sale.

The event will provide a unique opportunity to meet Eddy Merckx, known as “the most accomplished rider that cycling has ever known”, in person, as well as the rest of his Pro Cycling team. Merckx, who turned professional in 1965, won the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia five times each, and the Vuelta a España once. He also won all of professional cycling’s classic “monument” races at least twice each (with 19 Classics victories in all). Merckx was World Champion once as an amateur and three times as a professional, and he broke the world hour record before retiring in 1978.

Founded in 2003 by Francios Pienaar and a group of friends, the Mad Charity (Make A Difference) hold the strong belief in the future South Africa. This year’s Mad Charity Project has a unique call-to-action in that it has invited all cycling enthusiasts to ride in a peloton alongside one of the best cyclists of all time.

In a further effort to raise funds for the Mad Charity, the project, which gives academically talented but economically disadvantaged youth in South Africa an opportunity to reach their full potential as leaders and role models, will be auctioning up a fantastic line-up of experiences, such as a fully sponsored trip for two to The Tour de France to follow the Omega Pharma Quick-Step Pro Team in the race.

Other auction items on the evening:
• A weekend away to the 5-star Royal Malewane, The Birkenhead and La Residence
• A top of the range road bike from Specialized Bikes.
• A wine hamper from Klein Constantia.
• Cycle memorabilia from Eddie Merckx.
• Donald Greig Bronze sculptures.
The event will be hosted by KFm DJ Ryan O’ Connor, with entertainment by Louise Carver.

* For more information, visit www.madcharity.org.

Mad Charity Cocktail Function at Klein Constantia

The Klein Constantia Mad Charity Cocktail Function with Eddy Merckx and the Omega-Pharma Quick-Step Tour de France Pro Cycling Team, is set to take place on Friday, March 7 at Klein Constantia Estate, Constantia, and tickets have been made available to the public for sale.
The event will provide a unique opportunity to meet Eddy Merckx, known as “the most accomplished rider that cycling has ever known”, in person, as well as the rest of his Pro Cycling team. Merckx, who turned professional in 1965, won the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia five times each, and the Vuelta a España once. He also won all of professional cycling’s classic “monument” races at least twice each (with 19 Classics victories in all). Merckx was World Champion once as an amateur and three times as a professional, and he broke the world hour record before retiring in 1978.
Founded in 2003 by Francios Pienaar and a group of friends, the Mad Charity (Make A Difference) hold the strong belief in the future South Africa. This year’s Mad Charity Project has a unique call-to-action in that it has invited all cycling enthusiasts to ride in a peloton alongside one of the best cyclists of all time.
In a further effort to raise funds for the Mad Charity, the project, which gives academically talented but economically disadvantaged youth in South Africa an opportunity to reach their full potential as leaders and role models, will be auctioning up a fantastic line-up of experiences, such as a fully sponsored trip for two to The Tour de France to follow the Omega Pharma Quick-Step Pro Team in the race.

Other auction items on the evening:
• A weekend away to the 5-star Royal Malewane, The Birkenhead and La Residence
• A top of the range road bike from Specialized Bikes.
• A wine hamper from Klein Constantia.
• Cycle memorabilia from Eddie Merckx.
• Donald Greig Bronze sculptures.
The event will be hosted by KFm DJ Ryan O’ Connor, with entertainment by Louise Carver.

* For more information, visit www.madcharity.org.