947 Telkom Cycle Challenge

Together we can fund a peloton of 198* Qhubeka bikes

On 19 November 2017, cyclists of all levels will line up to ride the 21st Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge. Many of them will be riding for a purpose. Qhubeka, in partnership with Dimension Data, is inviting you to join our pursuit to fund a peloton of Qhubeka bikes.

Last year, through the support of people like you (and their companies), we were able to fund over 100 bicycles for schoolchildren and waste pickers in Gauteng. This year, we’re aiming to make an even bigger impact by raising funds for 198 Qhubeka bicycles.

Choose Qhubeka as your purpose

When you fund a Qhubeka bicycle, you help to connect communities to basic services, make learners’ trips to school easier and quicker, improve health and save families money on transport costs.

Qhubeka also believes in empowering people and upholding their dignity. Because of these guiding principles, our programmes are based on a work-to-earn principle. People earn bicycles in return for growing trees, recycling waste, committing to improve their school attendance or their outputs at work, and in various other ways. Whatever they do to earn their bicycles, the result is always the same: a community that is more connected.

Help us fund a peloton!

Inspired by the performance of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka in the Tour de France, our goal is to fund as many Qhubeka bicycles as there are riders at the start of the Grand Tour.

It takes teamwork to win the Tour de France and similarly it will take teamwork to fund a peloton of Qhubeka bicycles. It doesn’t matter whether you are a veteran cyclist or borrowing a friend’s bike to do your first 947 – you can make a difference by choosing Qhubeka as your purpose.

The first 50 riders to raise 1 Qhubeka bicycle (R2 850) will each receive a Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka cycling jersey.**

PACKAGES

Standard Package:

Minimum R500 donation provides:
– Optional entry into charity start group (or keep your own seeded time start. To be eligible to start in the
charity group, enter and raise at least R500 before the entries close on 31 August)
– Qhubeka beaded bracelet
– Supported training rides
– Invitation to a bike maintenance and nutrition information talk
– Post-race hospitality on event day

Challenger Package:

Minimum R2 850 donation received by 15 October provides:
– Optional entry into charity start group (or keep your own seeded time start. To be eligible to start in the
charity group, enter and raise at least R500 before the entries close on 31 August)
– Qhubeka beaded bracelet
– Qhubeka cycling jersey (after first 50 Team Dimension Data cycling jerseys)
– Supported training rides
– High 5 nutrition products
– Bike maintenance and nutrition information talk
– Post-race hospitality on event day
– Option to ride a Qhubeka Bicycle***

NOTE: As soon as your R500 donation is made, we will accept you into the Qhubeka riding group. You can
join at any time, but will only be eligible for the Qhubeka start time if you have donated the minimum amount
of R500 before 31 August.

You have until 15 October to increase your donation to R2 850 so that you can enjoy all the benefits on offer.
Remember, we encourage you to raise as much as you can. You are not limited to raising only one bicycle for
a deserving beneficiary.

* 198 is equivalent to 11 Tour de France professional cycling teams, each with 9 riders.
** Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka cycling jerseys: limited to size availability, first to reach donation target, first served on sizes.
*** Qhubeka Bicycles: limited number of bicycles available.

How do I sign up?

Step 1:

Go to www.cyclechallenge.co.za and enter. Proceed to payment and be sure to sign up for a timing chip if you don’t have one.

Step 2:

Select ‘Ride for a Purpose’ and then select ‘Qhubeka’ as your charity of choice. There will also be a ‘Qhubeka Double Loop’ group to choose from for those who qualify for this option.

Step 3: Start fundraising:

Option 1: GivenGain

Go to: http://bit.ly/947Qhubeka2017. Click on ‘Start fundraising’. Sign up or log in with your email address, Facebook or Gmail account.

Choose your cause: ‘Qhubeka the Motive Power Movement’. Choose your project: ‘Qhubeka 947 Cycle Challenge 2017’.

Provide your project info by filling in the title, summary and description, then press continue. Set a goal by filling your target, fundraising deadline then press continue. Press ‘create project’.

Kick start your fundraising by making the first donation or donate your fee to Qhubeka.

Let us know if you would like any assistance creating your GivenGain project – we are happy to help!

OR

Option 2: Donate via EFT

Bank: First National Bank South Africa
Account Name: Qhubeka the motive power
movement
Account Number: 62405320227
Branch Code: 250655
Ref: 947 + full name

For more information contact: Chris at Events.admin@qhubeka.org or Gaylene at events@qhubeka.org.

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