Luke Vantura

Seemeeu cr., Paternoster, South Africa

2010 / 07 / 13 17:39

'This bicycle comes from the school. They asked everyone how far they live from the school, then me and some other kids from the farms got bicycles. But it’s only me that rides now - the other kids’ wheels are always flat. All the time. The bicycles stay at school now and they just walk. They probably don't have money to buy patch. My father fixes my bicycle, but today I walked as my father only fixed it today again. When I go to school I lock the bicycle and I only cycle to school and to the shops when my mom sends me. I'm not allowed to use the bicycle otherwise - like going to my friends. This bicycle is sometimes heavy to pedal - with the one cog and against the wind. It’s fun to cycle, it helps me to get home quicker. If I didn't have it I'd be late and tired.'

Nic Grobler

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