FXTM is delighted to present the Nelson Mandela Covid-19 Relief Virtual Challenge, in partnership with Ride4Hope and the Nelson Mandela Foundation. This exciting initiative is designed to raise urgently-needed funds for those in South Africa affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and takes the form of a virtual cycle competition between professional teams on August 1, 2020.
A virtual race, fit for our times
The event adds a new dimension to the average cycling race, one fit for our current times – as the name suggests, it is entirely virtual! Six sports teams across a variety of fields including rugby, running, cycling and cricket will compete against one another in a 30km race in several designated locations across South Africa using online cycling platforms.
The Ride4Hope Foundation is a dedicated organisation that supports schools and charities around the region, and collaborates with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to present their yearly Cycle Tour. Ride4Hope explains the union between the two perfectly -
Riding has always been synonymous with freedom…in South Africa, there is – arguably – no name that is more synonymous with freedom as that of struggle icon Nelson Mandela.
This is a message that resonates strongly with FXTM. As a trusted global brand, which include operations licensed by South Africa’s market conduct regulator FSCA, we are committed to helping our clients find freedom in the financial markets, whatever their needs and investment goals.
Supporting the South African community
We are honored to provide financial support for this fantastic cause, and privileged for the opportunity to work alongside Nelson Mandela and Ride4Hope foundations to do our bit in supporting the South African community during these challenging times.
The Nelson Mandela Relief Challenge can be watched live on the day via YouTube, Facebook Live and Instagram Live, as well as the Zwift and Strava training apps, from 07:00-13:00 (GMT +02:00)*. Spectators that would like to contribute to the cause can do so via a GoFundMe link that will shared soon.