Anthony Fitzhenry, Founder

Founder’s Review 2021

Securing a better future, with bicycles   Qhubeka Charity is an NGO that focuses on children as active, positive change makers in their homes and communities. We believe that providing children with transportation gives them the means to access basic goods and services and, critically, education, which contributes to their happiness and fulfilment. This in

A.S.O. continues Tour de France partnership with the Qhubeka charity, and extends to include the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift for 2022

Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) today announces the continuation of its partnership with the Qhubeka Charity (Qhubeka) as an official charity supported by the Tour de France for the race in 2022 (from 1 to 24 July). Qhubeka will also now be a charity supported by the 2022 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift race (from 24 to 31 July). Qhubeka has been one of the charities supported by the Tour de France for several years now and this has led to the distribution of over 500 bicycles to schoolchildren directly funded by A.S.O. through their donation of one bicycle for every rider in the race (around 180 per year),

2020 Khayelitsha Shoot captured by Carli Smith for www.zcmc.co.za

Heroes on Bikes #3 – Meet Sindile Mavundla

HEROES ON BIKES   The COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of lockdown restrictions continue to starkly highlight the massive persistent poverty and need that many communities face throughout South Africa. Bicycles have emerged as a means of transport that is particularly well adapted to the new “normal”. Qhubeka is partnering with key bicycle related Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in

Letah

Heroes on Bikes #2 – Meet Letah Mhlongo

HEROES ON BIKES   Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent national lockdown we have seen numerous micro businesses come to life. From Khayelitsha in the Western Cape to Kagiso in Gauteng, Qhubeka bicycle beneficiaries are using their bicycles to build new businesses delivering groceries, take-aways and medication. Qhubeka has also experienced an unprecedented increase

Colin Mkosi

Heroes on Bikes #1 – Meet Colin Mkosi

HEROES ON BIKES   The COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of lockdown restrictions have starkly highlighted the massive persistent poverty and need that many communities face throughout South Africa.   The pandemic has also shown that cycling can emerge as a mode of transport that is particularly well adapted to the new “normal”. A bicycle

Everesting for Emergencies

Everesting for Qhubeka by Everesting for Emergencies

EVERESTING FOR EMERGENCIES What: Everesting for Emergencies will be undertaking the Everesting Challenge to benefit Qhubeka (read more about Qhubeka below). Your Ride Options (Must be in one activity. Levels taken from the everesting.cc website.) Full Everest – 8848 meters vertical, same climb and descent Half Everest – 4424 meters vertical, same climb and descent

FreeBikeFix raises significant funds in the UK

#FreeBikeFix raises significant funds in the UK

  Jeremy Ford is a trustee of Qhubeka UK and has been cycling since he was a young child. He decided to put his bicycle knowledge and tools to good use with his #FreeBikeFix for Qhubeka initiative. Jeremy offers bike services and repairs to people in his neighbourhood in Islington, London, in exchange for a

2019 Qhubeka Orlando DC

How bicycles help during national disasters

Minibus taxi in Soweto, South Africa captured by ZC Marketing Consulting /  Less time spent in congested public transport: In South Africa, many people travel in two to three different minibus taxis – considered a high-risk environment – per trip to reach their destination. Travelling by bicycle means they are not in close confines or
Matric Top 10 Schools

The impact of mobilising the Class of 2019 with bicycles

In South Africa, the school year runs from January until December. Grade 12 schoolchildren write their final exams near the end of the year, but have to wait for their results to come out in early January in the following year. It’s a stressful time as they wait to see how they performed. At the