The Change a Life Cycle Tour

There are a number of factors that differentiate Change a Life from other cycle tours:

  • It has garnered a reputation as one of South Africa’s most prestigious cycle events, managed to the highest standards by an experienced team
  • Innovative thinking and meticulous planning create an adventure for participants who cycle through magnificent environments and are afforded a combination of luxurious comfort and extreme physical challenge on well planned routes
  • Projects funded by the tour are well managed and deliver exceptional returns on social investment
  • Participants benefit from the opportunity to network at the highest levels of corporate South Africa in events that unite participants as they take on a challenge while contributing to a good cause.

The Change a Life Cycle Tour attracts chairmen, chief executives and directors across a broad spectrum of financial services, telecommunications, hospitality, healthcare and nutrition, security, legal and management consulting industries.

In addition, the cycle tour attracts extensive media coverage across the broad range of radio, television, print and social media, while many of our corporate sponsors promote Change a Life on their external and internal communications platforms which reach thousands of potential customers.

Change a Life 2020 on a rolling adventure through the lowveld

With the full support of our anchor sponsor FNB, the 2020 cycle tour was hosted on the fabulous Rovos Rail train once again. Our previous two tours on this moving six-star hotel have been among our most successful. And this year was no different.

International restrictions placed our planned Croatia tour on ice but the progressive lifting of local restrictions, and the reopening of domestic travel, created the opportunity to proceed with a local tour, and also contribute to the South African economy, while sustaining our projects.

The tour took place from 22 – 26 October 2020 with three days of cycling and four nights aboard Rovos Rail.

The Change a Life Merchants 

MTB Tour 2020 has been cancelled

Having thought long and hard about the events unfolding globally and in our own country, and having consulted with our generous sponsor Merchants and our committed hosts, York Timbers, we have most reluctantly decided to cancel the 2020 Merchants Change a Life MTB Tour. 

The decision to cancel the 2020 MTB tour has been taken with the health and welfare of our cyclists and the support team in mind, and in the context of the rapidly changing environment we find ourselves faced with as a consequence of the spread of the Covid 19 virus. However what has not changed is the status of our athletes who are part of Martin Dreyer’s running academy and for whom we raise funds through the MTB tour. Fortunately Merchants is committed to supporting the running academy and has given its assurances us that the academy will continue to flourish, notwithstanding the cancellation of this year’s MTB tour. 

We look forward to presenting this very special tour once more in 2021. Watch this space!