As Bestmed it’s amazing for us to be able to continue supporting the wonderful sport of cycling for an eighteenth consecutive year!
Our involvement with the sport started many years ago with the Bestmed Campus2Campus SuperClassic in the Northwest Province, which was presented to raise funds to feed needy students a daily meal on campus.
At present we sponsor two cycling races which we believe embody everything that’s good about humanity. These races enable us and everyone who takes part to make a difference to our lives and to the lives of others.
The Bestmed Cycle4CANSA is now in its 22nd year of presentation (on 24 and 25 August) and the event has raised more than R4 million for the Cancer Association of South Africa.
Our other “fledgling” event is the Bestmed Tshwane Classic, which is presented for the third time on 3 November. The Bestmed Tshwane Classic, in association with Jacaranda FM, attracted 7 000 participants last year and we’re on track to host 12 000 cyclists this year.
The Bestmed Tshwane Classic supports the Hectic Promotions charities, in collaboration with the Tshwane Metro. These charities include the Green Caps Recycling Project, Winter Woolies Knitting Project and the revamping of state libraries, clinics and schools in Pretoria.
Our sponsorship of these events is about reinforcing our brand, of course, but more so displays the emphasis we place on a healthy lifestyle and our support of the charities linked to the events.
We also support the Bestmed Veterans’ Team, Women’s’ Team, BMX squad, Anriette Schoeman and the Eastern Cape Development Academy.
As a medical aid we have grown immensely, and we are now the fourth largest Medical Aid Scheme in South Africa.
We would like to say thank you to the cycling public for putting your trust in us and for your support over so many years.
For those who aren’t Bestmed members (yet), please keep us in mind if you consider changing to another medical aid.
We won’t let you down!