Cape Trails Youth Development Initiative
The Cape Trails programme is an FNB Wines2Whales youth development initiative. Aswell, Pikkie, Denzel and Jason are the founding members and they do sub-contracted trail development and alien clearance. They are also contracted to provide services during the FNB W2W events and at other events. They are also bike mechanics and have started their own bike shop in Grabouw – the workshop is a 12m container sponsored by Big Box. They buy 2nd hand bikes from BEN (Bicycle Empowerment Network) service and repair it and sell it at a profit.
The objective of the Cape Trails Youth Development Initiative is centred around 3 key elements:
- Create an interesting, rewarding and sustainable youth employment and development;
- Mentor willing and able youth (previously unemployed) to effectively manage their own SMME and destination;
- Train, equip and support Cape Trails to build and maintain MTB trails which create ever-lasting and magical MTB experiences for mountain bikers.