South Africa’s elite cyclist Songezo Jim has added computer programme in his cycling academy to enhance skills to empower his young cyclists.

Jim formed his academy in his home town Masiphumelele, Cape Town, two years ago and named it “Songezo Cycling Academy.”

He shed more light on the academy.

Jim has been riding since 2005 in his high school days. He rode in the 2015 Vuelta a España and 2016 Giro d’Italia, becoming the first black South African rider to compete in the race.

The 28-year-old says they are looking for a full time teacher to take care of the academy.

Songezo Academy consists of 35 cyclists between the ages of 10 to 23, and accommodates children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Jim points out that though the academy is still doing well in terms of riding, lack of finance is causing them dearly. – Report by Sinovuyo Ndudane