Mikayla and Nicky Webb are two ordinary South African women doing extraordinary things.
They are the first ever mother- daughter team to take on the world’s cleanest race, the Cape Epic. Their aim is to raise awareness and funds for CANSA.
Cancer affects many individuals and families in the country. They want to show support for everyone affected by the disease, but their connection with cancer is personal as well. The ride was in memory of their grandfather who lost his battle in 2008. Meanwhile, Mikayla’s godmother is currently fighting against bone cancer. Their journey began in October last year when they realised that they could make history while raising funds and awareness in support of a cause very close to both their hearts. With that, the grueling training kicked off.
Both women have found time to train for the race while working full time jobs. Mikayla is a project manager in construction and Nicky runs her own property management company.
“It’s a once in a lifetime experience, not many people have the privilege to share moments like this with their mum(who is 50-years-old). I’m so incredibly proud of her and her strength is the biggest inspiration of all,” says 24- year-old Mikayla, as she recalls the experience, which has brought them closer than ever before.
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Author: Tanja Schmitz
Founder and Editor of Fitness Magazine. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.