Last week, we told you about Kevin Benkenstein, who’s Everesting three times in three cities to help Qhubeka for the third year in a row. The week before that, we wrote about the #Joburg2Kili team who went bungee jumping on their Buffalo Bicycles.
This week, we’re showing off some more of our wonderful fundraisers. We’d like to introduce you to:
Jan, one of our supporters who lives in Germany, donated his 40th birthday to Qhubeka. In lieu of birthday gifts, he asked his friends and family to make donations towards funding four bicycles for schoolchildren and teachers in Qhubeka programmes. His fundraising goal was 700 euros, which he said would be a challenge, but he raised a total of 1630 euros – more than double what he had set out to do! Thank you, Jan!
If you’d like to donate your birthday (or other special occasion) to Qhubeka, read more about how to get started on our Fundraising Page.
Indiana Epsilon chapter of Phi Kappa Psi
Phi Kappa Psi’s Indiana Epsilon chapter is running the first annual Phi Psi 500 adult-size tricycle race to put more kids on bikes through Qhubeka on 9 September. There will be gift cards as prizes and races for both men and women. Each entrant pays $4 for each race/heat, with the goal of putting down one of the top six fastest times in order to make it in the finale later in the evening. If you’re interested, check out the fundraising page here.
Qhubeka’s Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge riders
We have a host of riders taking on the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge for Qhubeka this year. Some are upping the ante by doing the race on a single-speed, steel-framed Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycle, while others are riding the race route twice on the day!
There’s still time to join our 947 Cycle Challenge group. Find out more here.
On 26 August, Josh cycled from Newcastle on Tyne to the Isle of Skye, doing 410 miles in 24 hours to raise money for Qhubeka in the Reach for the Skye event. “I am the youngest of the six riders (by far!) and this was be my toughest ever ride,” Josh writes. “At the age of 10 I rode my first ‘century’, a non-stop ride of 100 miles. I am a keen cyclist and race regularly. In 2012 I rode a mountain bike through the interior of Iceland with my cycle-touring dad. Earlier this year I rode in the nine-day Joberg2c mountain-bike race in South Africa, cycling 900km from Johannesburg through four provinces to Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal coast.”
If you’d like to help move forward and progress, become a Qhubeka fundraiser and join this incredible group of people working to change lives with bicycles.