The 2018 Annual IIG Oktoberfest Spinathon – Cycle for charity was held on the 16th of August 2018 at Linbro Park, Sandton. We also celebrated the IIG’s 17th birthday anniversary on this day. Over 430 industry professionals joined this charity event, and over R500 000 were raised to support 16 worthy charity causes.
The Insurance Institute of Northern Gauteng contributed to this event by sponsoring a Power relay bike, which meant that we were in “need of legs” for the full 18 hours. Luckily we got the legs; they were sponsored by dedicated IING committee members, Garage Sure, Santam and Old Mutual Insure. It was an early start as we started powering up the relay bikes at 6 o’clock!
We had to privilege of having our very own “local” spinning instructors: IIG’s President, Daniël Stevens as well as our very own President, Anton Coertzen. The sessions have been quite entertaining, and we have learned some new spinning terms like “two knots up, two knots down” – lots of fun and laughter!
The Oktoberfest theme set an excellent atmosphere for this event with cold beer, games and pumping music. For some, it was a long day in the saddle, with sore legs, sore butts and lots of sweat, but it was all worthwhile. We had the opportunity of spending our time networking with the IIG members and got to know their team on a cycling level.
Once again, we would like to make use of this opportunity to thank everyone for their contribution. We would not have been able to do this without all the moral support from the spectators and supporters throughout the day.
We would also like to thank the IIG team for having us at the Spinathon. It was a privilege to have been part of this awesome event.
Written by Chanel Bester, King Price Insurance