On the 102nd anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, Laureus Sport for Good will honour their first Patron, the man instrumental in defining the ethos and values of Laureus Sport for Good with two virtual 67-minute Sport for Good Pelotons.
NTT Pro Cycling, who are collectively Laureus Ambassadors, traditionally use July 18 each year to celebrate the life and values of Nelson Mandela. In the absence of the Tour de France taking place during its traditional window, the team are uniting with Laureus to virtually engage with cycling fans, unite through the power of cycling and raise funds for Laureus Sport for Good.
On July 18, two rides will be hosted on the Zwift platform
, firstly at 10:00 (CET), and then again at 19:00 (CET). Sports fans are invited to join cyclists from NTT Pro cycling and a host of sporting legends and celebrities in raising awareness and much needed funds to support vulnerable young people around the world.
Laureus Academy Members Sean Fitzpatrick, Chris Hoy, Morné du Plessis, Hugo Porta, Daley Thompson, and Steve Waugh will participate on Mandela Day, along with a host of Laureus Ambassadors including Schalk Brits and NTT Pro Cycling Team Principal Douglas Ryder, with cameo appearances from his NTT Pro Cycling riders.
While there is no cost to join the Sport for Good Peloton, donations are encouraged, with all funds raised on the day will go to supporting young people impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic through the Sport for Good Response Fund
Participants can make donations here