2016 has arrived! Get fit, get inspired and change lives with Qhubeka

Qhubeka wishes all our supporters a good 2016! May you achieve your goals and continue to “move forward” (which is what Qhubeka means).

The beginning of the year is generally a time when people re-evaluate their lives and make resolutions to change for the better, whether this relates to health, fitness, work, relationships or other areas. While you’re setting goals (and hopefully feeling energised from a good year-end break), we’d like to challenge you to help us meet our own goal of mobilising more people with bicycles this year.

Whether your goal is to complete a specific sporting event, to lose weight or to make a positive difference in the world, you can support Qhubeka by choosing to fundraise for us as part of your target. We’re calling this Qhubeka #CycleResolutions (because we’re all about bicycles. But this doesn’t mean you’re limited to bike-based events or goals).

Here are some examples of our wonderful Qhubeka supporters who have previously made #CycleResolutions. We hope they will inspire you and motivate you to do the same!

  1. Kevin Benkeinstein resolved to attempt “Everesting” for Qhubeka and succeeded. In fact, he went on to do it a second time for us! You can read about his #ClimbingForQhubeka here.
    Kevin Benkenstein and Myles van Musschenbroek, out for a ride

    Kevin Benkenstein and Myles van Musschenbroek, out for a ride

  2. After suffering a head injury in 2014 and being in a coma for a week, Ari Miltiadou resolved to take on a personal quest – to ride 10 000km in a year and to raise funds for Qhubeka. You can read about how he succeeded at both goals here.Ari and family
  3. For her 12th birthday, Mitchel Walls resolved to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and to raise funds for Qhubeka. She achieved her goal (you can read about it here) and is now seeking to climb the highest summit on every continent to raise more funds to mobilise girls with bicycles (check out her fundraising page here). mitchel
  4. Father and daughter duo, Colin and Bianca Cooper resolved to ride the highest peak in each of South Africa’s nine provinces on their “9 Peaks for Qhubeka” campaign. They raised funds for 17 Buffalo Bicycles for recipients who have worked for them through Qhubeka’s programmes. Read more and see photos here.
    Colin and Bianca Cooper after their first ride together

    Colin and Bianca Cooper

  5. Ian Appleby resolved to ride from one side of England to the other in one day to raise funds for Qhubeka. He achieved his goal, and went on to set and achieve another one, riding through five countries over four days. Ian Appleby_Blackpool Tower selfie

If you’re looking for a fitness goal for 2016, why not consider riding the Cape Town Cycle Tour for Qhubeka?

If you have something else in mind, you can set up a Qhubeka fundraising page at Givengain (find out how to do this here) and take a look at our fundraising kit. Please do let us know if you’re going to set #CycleResolutions and support Qhubeka – we’d love to support you in achieving your goal! Email wendy@qhubeka.org to share your ideas or if you need any further info.