Inspirational 10-year-old hand cyclist Zach Rauch Legward managed to fulfill his goal to be the youngest differently-abled competitor to complete the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour 50km road race. He finished the race with Team Zig Zag looking fresh, just as the rain started to fall.
His time was 04:01:51.
Zach has been cycling for the last three years on a custom-built hand cycle and is the youngest hand cyclist in South Africa. He has won Gold in the Outeniqua Wheel Chair Challenge three times, has ridden Cape Town Cycle Tour Junior twice and recently did the The Gun Run.
Zach and his support team, headed up by dad Geoff Legward, started training for the Knysna Cycle Tour four months ago, riding a distance of 13 km every second day, which Zach completes in about 60 min at an average speed of 15 km.
To all who kindly pledged to sponsor Zach or offered donations, our bank account details are:
Knysna Rotary Trust
Branch Code: 198765
Account No. 108 900 5636
Beneficiary Ref: “Zach + Your Name”
As per Zach’s wishes, monies raised will be used to buy equipment for the Knysna Association for Children with Disabilities.