Schoolchildren earn Qhubeka Bicycles by committing to improve their school attendance. Bicycles make it easier and faster to get to school.
“Africa can produce great cyclists. We’ve proven that in our team, with African riders competing in World Tour races. At Team Dimension Data, we ride to inspire the next generation of African cyclists to do even more, and we ride because we’ve all personally experienced the ways that a bicycle can change lives. Hopefully there are some kids here today or in one of the other Qhubeka programmes we support who will one day become a professional cyclist.”
Doug Ryder, Team Principal Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka
“Seeing these children riding their bicycles reminds me of why we ride. While our team rides to compete and prove ourselves, we also ride to show people how bicycles change lives. Lots of the children here today have never had a bicycle before and their smiles today are just the start of the joy that a bicycle can bring.”
Bernhard Eisel, rider at Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka
“Our Qhubeka SHIFT programmes are aimed at shifting an entire community forward using bicycles, creating a new bicycle culture and transforming communities through the power of personal transport. When we undertake a Qhubeka SHIFT programme, our aim is to distribute 5 000 bicycles into a single geographic region over a period of a few years.”
Qhubeka Executive Director, Tsatsi Phaweni