Celebs share Argus madness

2012-03-12 10:36
Cape Town - Politicians, rugby players and TV presenters completed the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour on Sunday.

TV personality Liezel van der Westhuizen said it was an "incredible day", even though she had to walk for a bit after getting cramps going up Chapman's Peak.


Van der Westhuizen, who rode a special bicycle equipped with an iPad, completed the cycle tour for charity.

It was the task of supporters to 'like' Pick n Pay's Facebook page in order for Van der Westhuizen to progress 10m on her 110km route.

For every 'like' she could move forward 10m and for every 10km (1 000 'likes') she donated a bicycle to Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy in Cape Town.

She wrote the following on Pick n Pay's Facebook page on Monday: "To all the Pick'nPay Facebook Fans! Wow! You rock! Thank you for the great support you gave me on the #pnplikebike project. We raised 20bicycles for Velokhaya with all your support. THANK YOU (sic)"

Rugby players

Victor Matfield, former Springbok and Bulls player, participated in the Argus Cycle Tour for the first time. "It was really amazing," he said.

"One of the highlights was in Hout Bay where people played music, and you also knew - from here it's downhill."

Former WP rugby captains Corné Krige and Tiaan Strauss, completed the race together on mountain bikes.

According to Krige, he's participated in the cycle tour in strong winds so many times that the hot weather didn't bother him at all.


Western Cape Premier Helen Zille also completed the cycle tour in her red nails, a bit of lipstick and a Teddy bear on her backpack.

Actress and model Vanessa Haywood (pictured above), who cycled with Helen Zille, tweeted that she had a fantastic day: "A HUGE thank u to everyone for the fantastic messages!! Had an awesome, very hot morning!! I now need FOOD! And a pool!"

Top Billing presenter Janez Vermeiren completed the race in 3 hours and 25 minutes.

- Channel24


  • bounca363 - 2012-03-12 14:57

    For FS! Must every stupid thing be about race, get over yourselves. You were not the only race oppressed during apartheid. BTW if you feel media24 is being biased or whatever then dont logon. Go buy a voice, son or whatever tickles your fancy. With a mentality like that this country will get knowhere.

  • james.such - 2012-03-12 15:08

    Ai Sihle. It's comments and thoughts like yours that cause the racial divide... I was not for one second noticing that it is only black celebs in the photos, just as I would truly not for one second have noticed if it where only black celebs in the photos. Kind regards.

  • kaMazibuko - 2012-03-13 10:34

    BS!!! u racist pigs are always backing the white controlled media even when they are wrong, most of the racial tension in this country is caused by them, they use it to sell more papers and advertising....look at how many comments articles talking about race get in this forum...its either ure seriously naive or plain stupid if you don't realise this. @Bounca, i get so dispowered when i have to debate with people like u. I never said we need pictures with black people... i said it wasnt only white people participating in the argus...try thinking b4 making emotional comments like this...@James my comment is both critical and constructive, how is that not helping ? we can't be naive n pretend the media has no role in this racial divide

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