Pedalling for Pebbles at the Cape Town Cycle Tour

The L’Avenir Wine Estate Cape Town Cycle Tour team enhanced the lives of children in Stellenbosch through the Pedalling for Pebbles initiative. Supported by the French Embassy, the team included the French Consul General in Cape Town, Laurent Amar, and raised funds for education, health and sports development of children in the Stellenbosch Winelands, through Pebbles Project.

L’Avenir started collaborating with Pebbles Project in 2004 and provides day care and after school facilities for all the children on the farm, as well as children from neighbouring properties. Not only has this allowed the children to perform well at school, but it provides their parents with peace of mind, knowing that their children are well looked after in an environment conducive to learning.

Through the L’Avenir Sports Development Initiative, L’Avenir uses sport and professional coaching to enhance the development of the children at L’Avenir’s Pebbles Afterschool Care Centre. Fund raising for Pebbles through the Cape Town Cycle Tour was therefore a natural progression of the project’s focus on sport.

The 2020 team consisted of supporters and ambassadors of L’Avenir. The 2020 L’Avenir Pedalling for Pebbles team was:

  • Antoine Leccia (Advini President)
  • Laurent Amar (French Consul General: Cape Town)
  • Wynand Olivier (Former Springbok Rugby Player)
  • Philip Snyman (Former Blitzboks Captain)
  • Haldane Luscombe (Former Welsh Rugby Player)
  • Michael Collins (South African Ironman)
  • Pieter van Rooyen (Injury Rehabilitation Specialist and Strength & Conditioning Coach at Maties Rugby)
  • Ivan Zimmermann (South African actor and adventurer)

L’Avenir aims to raise at least R1000 per kilometre that the team cycled.

Contributions can be made to the L’Avenir Pedalling For Pebbles Campaign by following the link below:

About L’Avenir Wine Estate

L’Avenir Wine Estate is a boutique wine estate in Stellenbosch, which specialises in single vineyard Chenin Blanc and Pinotage.

About Pebbles Project

Pebbles Project enriches the lives of children and families in the Cape Winelands farming communities in the Western Cape. Since their inception in 2004, Pebbles Projects has impacted the lives of children and their families by providing support and intervention in five key areas: Education, Health, Nutrition, Community and Protection.  

About the L’Avenir Sports Development Project

The L’Avenir Sports Development Project is pioneering sports development in the Cape Winelands through professional coaching. Dedicated to creating fair play on and off the pitch, the project uses play to steer youth toward a better life, with better awareness, life skills and ultimately, better opportunities.

Team members and supporters of the 2020 L’Avenir Pedalling for Pebbles Cape Town Cycle Tour: Mathieu Becue (French Embassy: Attaché for Innovation), Laurent Amar (French Consul General, Cape Town), Antoine Leccia (Advini President), Yves Guenon (FSACCI Chairman), Aurelien Lechevallier (French Ambassador to South Africa), Naretha Ricome (Managing Director, Advini South Africa).
Advini President, Antoine Leccia, and French Consul General, Laurent Amar, after finishing the 2020 Cape Town Cycle Tour together.
Cape Town Cycle Tour Race Director, David Belliars, with Cape Town Consul General Laurent Amar and Advini President, Antoine Leccia.
Members of the L’Avenir Pedalling For Pebbles team, actor and adventurer Ivan Zimmermann and former Springbok centre, Wynand Olivier.

For more information contact Dr Edo Heyns – Advini South Africa Strategic Development Manager: