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Kia to help the Smile Foundation


IT’S always great when the rich and famous gear up and do something great for charity. In this case some 26 South African celebrities will be competing in the Sasfin Cyclethon in support of Hospice Wits and the Smile Foundation.

The celebs will also be making smoothies for the public on their custom-made stationary cycling bikes during the Cyclethon, which takes place from 7am on Sunday, 6th September 2015, at the Piazza at Melrose Arch.

For six hours, the celebs will be in the hot seat as they power four "smoothie bikes" (connected to kitchen blenders) to crush and blend together ice and a selection of fresh fruits to make the most delectable, healthy drinks for their fellow participants.

The list of celebs include: Maps Maponyane, DJ Milkshake, Jason von Berg, Harry Sideropoulos, Natalie du Toit and Danny K, who is also a Kia brand ambassador. Members of the public are invited to join the Cyclethon and can enter beforehand at or at the venue on the day.

One other reason to get down to the event is the opportunity to win a Kia Picanto worth R120 000, sponsored by Kia Motors South Africa, a long-standing sponsor and supporter of the Smile Foundation. Raffle tickets for the Kia Picanto cost only R100.

Enter online at or get down to the Piazza at Melrose Arch early on the day to register and book your spot. Entries cost just R150 per bike per hour, with bikes powered by health partner, Planet Fitness. The Cyclethon runs from 7am to 1pm.

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