2018 will be the fouth year that the Tour of Light will take place.
The Tour of Light came about in 2015 after Tak Hiemstra, a leukemia pasient underwent a successful stemcel transplant. The purpose of the tour was to create awareness of leukemia, reach out to sufferers and encourage South African citizens to join the stemcell register. The tour was founded by Cecilia Hiemstra (Tak s wife) and Annelise Lievens,an extreme athlete. The cycle takes place over 8 days starting at the Grasmere toll plaza in Johannesburg and ending in Cape town. Cyclists visit hospitals and cancer centres on route.