24thJun

Discovery 947 Ride Joburg 2019

On 17 November 2019, cyclists of all levels will line up to ride the 23rd 947 Cycle Challenge.

Qhubeka Charity, in partnership with Dimension Data, is inviting you to join us in funding a peloton of Qhubeka bicycles.  Together, we can change the lives of 176 people by funding bicycles to improve their access to schools, clinics and jobs.

Last year, through the support of people like you (and your friends, family, companies and other supporters), we were able to fund over 136 bicycles for schoolchildren in Gauteng.  This year, we’re aiming to make an even bigger impact by raising funds for 176 Qhubeka bicycles.

 

/  CHOOSE QHUBEKA AS YOUR PURPOSE

When you fund a Qhubeka bicycle, you help people to travel faster and further, and to carry more.

Our programmes are based on a work-to-earn or learn-to-earn principle, and operate throughout South Africa, predominantly in our SHIFT areas.  A SHIFT is a Qhubeka bicycle project that aims to distribute 5000 bicycles per year into a specific geographic area for five years, with the aim of helping to SHIFT the entire community forward.

 

/  HELP US FUND A PELOTON!

Inspired by the performance of Team Dimension Data 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.  These bicycles change the lives of people like Maosa and her family.

Maosa runs a Qhubeka craft programme called Blankets for Bicycles at the Madikwe Rural Development Program (MRDP) in rural North West.  She says her whole family is benefiting from the ways that bicycles change lives.  Her father is the foreman int he Qhubeka Bicycle assembly facility at MRDP and her son also works in the assembly facility.  Bicycles are providing the family with a means to generate income, as well as transport.

Maosa’s story is just one example of how bicycles change lives.

To inspire you even further in your fundraising efforts, the first 100 riders to raise 1 Qhubeka bicycle (R3 450) will each receive a Team Dimension Data  for Qhubeka cycling jersey.**

/  Standard Package:

Minimum R600 donation (over and above the race fees) gets you:

/  Optional entry into the charity start group (or keep your own seeded time start.  To be eligible to start in the charity group, enter and raise at least R600 before entries close on 31 August)

/  Qhubeka beaded bracelet

/  Supported training rides

/  Post-race hospitality on event day

 

/  Challenger Package:

Minimum R3 450 donation (over and above race entry fees) received by 15 September gets you:

/  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 R600 before entries close on 31 August)

/  Qhubeka beaded bracelet

/  Cycling jersey (the first 100 Challenger entries will receive Team Dimension Data cycling jerseys.  Additional entries will receive Qhubeka cycling jerseys)

/  Supported training rides

/  Post-race hospitality on event day

/  Option to ride a Qhubeka bicycle***

 

/  Note

As soon as your R600 donation is made, we will accept you into the Qhubeka Charity 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 R600 before 31 August.

You have until 15 September to increase your donation to R3 450 so that you can secure a Team Dimension Data or Qhubeka cycling jersey in time for Race Day.  You are not limited to raising only one bicycle for a deserving beneficiary.

 

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:  On the “Join a Charity/Company Team” page, select “Join Team” then enter “Qhubeka” in the “Group Name” field and select “Search”.  Thereafter “Select” and proceed to payment.

STEP 3:  START FUNDRAISING

 

/  Option 1:  Fundraise via GivenGain

Go to:  https://www.givengain.com/cc/2019-telkom-947-forqhubeka/

Click on:  “Start fundraising”

Sign up or log in with your email address, Facebook or Gmail account

Select:  “Fundraise” next to Events for “2019 Telkom 947 forQhubeka”

Create your project by editing the title, story and media

Set a goal by entering your target and fundraising deadline, then press “Looks good, make it live”

Share your fundraising project via Facebook, Twitter, email or by copying the URL

Kick start your fundraising by making the first donation

 

/  Option 2:  Donate via GivenGain

Go to:  https://www.givengain.com/cc/2019-telkom-947-forqhubeka/

Click on:  “Donate now”

Follow the steps to complete the process

Sign up or log in with your email address, Facebook or Gmail account if prompted.

Select amount, accept t&c’s and choose payment method.  Debit / credit card and SA bank account payment options available.

 

/  Option 3:  Donate via EFT

Bank:  First National Bank South Africa

Account Name:  Qhubeka Charity NPC

Account Number:  62405320227

Branch Code:  250655

Ref:  947 + full name

 

/  For more information contact: 

gaylene@qhubeka.org or events.admin@qhubeka.org

*176 is equivalent to 22 Tour de France professional cycling teams, each with 8 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.