Ten Wits students in a Braamfontein residence won a bicycle each yesterday afternoon in a competition aimed at growing a cycling culture in Braamfontein.
“We want to show that Braam, is not just for the Saturday crowd and the hipsters,” said South Point residences CEO Mdumiso Davidson who handed out the bicycles to the winners.
South Point and Wits Cycle Club are working together to show the safety of driving around Braamfontein by giving the winners a class in cycle safety. Davidson believes that that if cyclists make use of the newly installed cycle lanes in Braamfontein, motorists would respect them more, making the lanes safer to use.
One of the winners Promise Thlologelo Rampa, a fourth year social work student, said that health was one of the reasons she wanted a bicycle. She is getting married in December and is planning on finding her dream dress. “I really want to drop two dress sizes in time for my wedding and I know that getting this bicycle can help me do that.”
“We want to encourage an active and healthy movement for students in the area,” said South Point marketing and sales coordinator, Keith Mafu.
The students get to keep the brand new handmade Schinn bicycles for two months. The bikes will then be reviewed and if they are kept in good condition, the students’ use of the bike will be extended.