Warrior on Wheels aims to give disabled kids adventure experiences says founder
The Warrior on Wheels Foundation aims to promote universal access in tourism and sporting events, while giving the gift of adventure to some brave children who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity of participating in an event of this nature.
On Sunday 11 March, nine differently-abled children, ranging from 8 to 20 years old, with varying disabilities will share in the spirit and camaraderie of the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour which is towed by able-bodied cyclist’s in specially manufactured buggies.
Founder of Warrior on Wheels Deirdré Gower joined #WeekendBreakfast host Africa Melane to chat about the goal of the initiative, and anticipation leading up to the event.
Our family has grown over the past few years, and there’re a lot more children who participate in adventures with us says Gower. She adds that now these children have the opportunity to participate in the cycle tour.
Warrior on Wheels was launched in 2015 with the aim of giving children with disabilities adventure experiences.Deirdré Gower, founder of Warrior on Wheels
Last year we had 4 buggies participating, and this year with the generous donation of some of our sponsors we have 9 teams participating.Deirdré Gower, founder of Warrior on Wheels
Click on the link below to hear more…
CapeTalk host John Maytham shares his top book picks for the week, including a new read by British author Robert Macfarlane.Read More
TravelBug director Tess Faber recommends 3 visa-free countries out of the 100 that South Africans can travel to visa-free.Read More
South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) Governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the repo rate will be reduced to 6.25%.Read More
Mzansi's first-ever Michelin-starred chef visited CapeTalk studios to talk about his new restaurant in the Kalahari and much more.Read More
“You’ve got a majestic view of Johannesburg! A Feng Shui expert said it’s like having your kingdom below you,” says Rory O'Hagan.Read More
Africa lost his eldest son in a gruesome traffic accident in 2001 and says his grandkids are his everything.Read More
Why can't the socket-outlets on multi-plugs be used all at once? Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler looks for answers.Read More
Dean McCoubrey of MySocialLife gives tips for parents on how to deal with a circulating chain letter causing fear among children.Read More
Before you hop onto the #BackToSchool2020 bandwagon and post your kids on social media, ask yourself these 6 important questions.Read More
A new study has assessed more genetic mutations that help identify those with an increased risk of contracting breast cancer.Read More