|KAP sani2c Media Release
28 March 2018
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Sosiba's legacy comes full circle
Glencairn - The KAP sani2c is the world’s biggest mountain bike
stage race, and while it continues to attract thousands every year,
the event is as just as focussed on supporting the communities that
it passes through, evidenced by Petro Sosiba's son Aphelele who is
currently in Grade 1 at Lynford School where he has been on a sani2c
bursary since grade RR.
Lynford is a small independent school that serves the greater Ixopo
community. The school was founded in 1996 by a group of like-minded
families who saw a need to provide sustainable, quality education in
The sani2c mountain bike event was started as a fund-raising event
for the Lynford School. Farmer Glen, at the time was on the school
board and a parent at Lynford. As a result of his vision and
tireless parent support, Lynford has been extremely successful.
The story of Petro Sosiba is a remarkable one and the 31 year-old
has been part of 'Farmer' Glen Haw's team since arriving to help
with installing a fence at Lynford School nearly 20 years ago. The
fact that Petro’s son, Aphelele is now being educated at Lynford
would have never been a reality if it was not for KAP sani2c.
What is more appropriate to this story is that Petro was born and
schooled in the Umkomaas Valley. The ‘Umko Drop’ as it is fondly
referred to by those riding sani2c is the heart of the event and it
was here that Petro grew up as a child herding cattle and goats.
Many of the now infamous sections down the Umko drop such as
Yankee’s Doodle, Murray’s Meander, Nicks Pass and aptly named
Sosiba’s Section were scouted with Sosiba’s help due to his
knowledge of the various paths in the valley.
Petro’s rise from a fencer working at Lynford to Farmer Glen's
right-hand man was a marked and deserved one following the amount of
initiative, commitment and passion he shows towards his work.
Sosiba's journey has taken him to a position where he leads the
building and development team. This team have been the major
contributor to the permanent structures and upgrades at all the
various sani2c venues.
Part of his responsibilities are to upskill other workers in
anything from brick-laying, plastering, plumbing to carpentry.
"It's an amazing story that Petro started his career working at
Lynford installing a fence and now his son is there as a learner,"
Glen Haw explained. "Petro has been incredible contributor to the
success of the KAP sani2c throughout the years and we are privileged
to afford his son Aphelele the opportunity to attend Lynford School.
"So much of the sani2c has something to do with him and we felt that
he and his son were the perfect beneficiaries for this support," Haw
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Petros Sosiba has played a
crucial role in making the KAP sani2c what it is today and through his
years of hard work his son Aphelele was awarded a sani2c sponsored
bursary to Lynford School in Ixopo.
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