Mountain bikers Brendan Snyman and Dirk Kotze will take on the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails two-day mountain bike race in Stellenbosch on November 28 and 29 in support of the J9 Foundation.
“The J9 Foundation was formed by the Springbok rugby legend and former captain Joost van der Westhuizen who was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (MND),” says Snyman of the J9 cycling team.
“MND is a degenerative disorder of the motor neurons which control voluntary muscle activity such as speaking, swallowing, breathing and walking. The foundation aims to aid those suffering with the disease and also to help forward research of MND. The foundation has 29 beneficiaries and cares for over 40 families who are affected by MND”.
“Our aim is to raise funds and create awareness for MND through the sport of cycling,” continues Snyman.
“Dirk participated in the Origin Of Trails last year and raves about it. It will be a good event to interact with fellow sportsmen and women, while creating awareness for the foundation.”
View event information here.