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Bike & Saddle launches EcoMiles, our in-house points or rewards program


In support of Starwood's Road To Awareness Bike Ride 2013, we're now rewarding donors and guests wishing to make a direct contribution with 50 ecomiles per R100 ZAR donated (or the equivalent of $10 USD), representing a 1% discount on any of our fully-escorted cycle trips *. A $100 USD contribution will reward you with a 10% discount on any of our day trips. A $1000 contribution will reward you with a complimentary tour to the value of $220 USD!














The Road to Awareness (R2A) associate fundraising campaign has been making a positive difference to children in the communities Starwood operates in since 2008.

The campaign started when Even Frydenberg (Senior Vice President of Operations) and Guido de Wilde (Senior Vice President, Regional Director Middle East) decided to take on the challenge of the the French Alps in aid of UNICEF. In the five years since, associates have raised over USD$2.5 million for UNICEF projects in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Every year between April and November, employees throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East organise fundraising events in their hotels to help support a chosen UNICEF project.

Together, through this amazing funding, we have helped over 1,000 children using radio programmes to spread HIV prevention messages in Mozambique, given 2,000 street children in Cairo psychosocial support and helped 3,400 vulnerable children in South Africa get an education.

More recently, USD$600,000 helped purchase and distribute school materials in Romania and build and support emergency schools in the flood hit areas of Pakistan. Thanks to Road to Awareness and associate like you, UNICEF was able to support a total of 150 schools in Romania and Pakistan where thousands more children have benefitted from your fantastic donations!

Last year, over $750,000 was donated for education projects in Ethiopia, where one in three people survive on less than $1 a day. The campaign was a huge success and over 50,000 children will be supported with pre-primary education in 2013.















* In order to redeem your ecomiles with Bike & Saddle, you need to present us with your donation receipt issued to you by Starwood. (contact Yvonne Kestermann for assistance)

** You can now earn 50 ecomiles on every 10km cycled with Bike & Saddle, on any of our day trips. Ecomiles can be redeemed on Bike & Saddle day-trips (For a complete list of day trips, follow this link).

*** Ecomiles rewards can not be earned on trips where rewards earned on previous trips or through the Starwood Road To Awareness Bike Ride, have been used to secure a discount.