Dali and Rachel Tambo want to grow Cape Town Cycle Tour Herd
Cape Town -In amongst the thousands of road cycling enthusiasts taking part
in the Cape Town Cycle Tour this weekend will be media personality Dali
Tambo and his wife Rachel, riding their tandem in the distinctive
black-and-white colours of The Cows to raise awareness and funds for the
CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation.
They a regulars on the startline of the Cape classic and have also added
94.7 medals to their cycling accomplishments, and they are encouraging
riders of all abilities to join in the cause on the weekend.
“Whenever Rachel and I cycle we wear our Cow cycling outfits,” said Dali
Tambo. “When people see two Cows on a tandem riding along the road we
immediately create a spectacle. People stop us to chat and ask questions
about our strange cycling attire.
“Firstly we are black and white, wearing black and white Cow lycra which
many people see as a symbol of racial harmony and social cohesion. Rachel is
a proud cowgirl and I am a proud cowboy!” he said.
The Tambos want to grow the numbers of The Cows herd taking part in the Cape
Town Cycle Tour.
“Join the herd to help our children,” he implored. “We are only too ready to
salute CHOC for the superb work they do in the support of childhood cancer.”
“Rachel gives huge kudos to The Cows as they were successful in getting me
into lycra which she says is a huge triumph as prior to this I could be seen
riding along the road in my normal clothes complete with Panama Hat blowing
in the breeze!” he added.
More information about The Cows can be found at
About The Cows
The Cows were started in 2008 by a group of eight enthusiastic cyclists
keen to make a difference and raise funds for the CHOC Childhood Cancer
Foundation of South Africa. Cordi van Niekerk was
one of the founder members and joined Kerrin and Grant Bain in cycling the
947 Cycle Challenge in memory of their daughter, Jessica, who had
recently died from cancer at just 20 months old.
As CHOC had played a
significant role in the Bain family's life in the last few weeks of
Jessica’s life, specifically with palliative care and emotional support, the
decision was to make CHOC the beneficiary of their quest. They decided to
don cow suits and succeeded in raising R230 000.
In 2009, the herd gained momentum and grew to 140 energetic
cows. Just two years later the herd numbered a staggering 350 cows all
riding for a purpose. Armed with the ‘Love Living Life’ slogan and a healthy
dose of enthusiasm, the herd has enjoyed much success and acclaim.
Ten later, hundreds of people have participated in events wearing
cow suits. The Cows have just broken through the R30 million mark of funds
raised for specific projects implemented by CHOC and The Cows brand is
prominent in many sporting events in South Africa. With these funds, CHOC is
able to make a difference to the children being treated for cancer
throughout South Africa.
One herd; one quest: to make a difference to children with cancer. Love
More information can be found at
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The Cows Logo - JPeg
Dali and Rachel Tambo will be
riding the Cape Town Cycle Tour on the weekend in the colours of The Cows.
“Join the herd to help
our children,” he implored. “We are only too ready to salute CHOC for the
superb work they do in the support of childhood cancer.”
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