Our interest in cycling started with the inclusion of a single hand cyclist, Thomas Micklem, as a Chaeli Rider in the 2009 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour (now the Cape Town Cycle Tour). CEO of The Chaeli Campaign, Zelda Mycroft, joined Thomas as a Chaeli Rider to participate in the 2010 and 2011 Argus Cycle Tours on a hand cycle. In 2011 Mukhtar Lee became the 1st CSRC hand cyclist to complete the Cycle Tour.

The Pedal Power Association funded the purchase of two additional handcycles and the Chaeli Riders have raised funds for additional hand cycles. The Chaeli Riders now comprise 150+ regular cyclists, which include hand cyclists, buggy teams and tandem cyclists. Cycling is therefore a major part of the CSRC’s activities.