Junior cyclists create personalised tees ahead of Sunday’s big race

The Cape Town Museum of Childhood, in Rondebosch, hosted the members of Heideveld Cycle Club (HCC) for a day of T-shirt design and printing, at the weekend. The museum encourages children to get involved in cycling, hiking and other outdoor activities. As such, the museum sponsored club T-shirts for each member. The T-shirts include their club logo and motto “Changing lives one pedal at a time” as well as a unique artwork that was designed and painted by each child during an interactive workshop. “The concept behind it is to recognise that we are all part a community, one whole, and to celebrate that that community is made up of unique individuals, each of whom bring their own skills, talents, perspectives and personality to the party. Each of us has something to contribute and each child in the club is celebrated for who they are,” says Sarah Atmore, who manages the Cape Town Museum of Childhood.

Art and design teacher Brendon Bussy, left and Cape Town Museum of Childhood project manager, Sarah Atmore, right, with Heideveld Cycling Club members following Saturday’s design-a-T-shirt programme. Picture: Fuad Esack

Atmore said thanks to generous donations of entries, help from various sponsors and especially the support of the Cape Town Cycle Tour organisers, many of the HCC young riders will be lining up to take part in the Cape Town Cycle Tour events this coming Sunday. The Cape Town Museum of Childhood is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm and entry is free.

Max De Lilie, left, a former pupil at Rhodes High School whose father Reginald established the Heideveld Cycling Club in 2021, with other club members during Saturday’s T-shirt design and print workshop at the Cape Town Museum of Childhood, in Rondebosch.
Heideveld Cycling Club’s Thipe Moloto with his self-designed T-shirt. Picture Fuad Esack
Heideveld Cycling Club members hang their T-shirts out to dry following Saturday’s print and design session at the Museum of Childhood. Picture: Fuad Esack
The young riders add the finishing touches on T-shirts during Saturday’s print and design session at the Museum of Childhood.
Heideveld Cycling Club members gather for a group picture at the gate of the Museum of Childhood before heading out on the road, following Saturday’s print and design session. Picture: Fuad Esack