Nonkuthalo is 19 years old and in grade 12. She received her bicycle in 2016 and says it has dramatically cut down the time it takes her to get to school every day.
She dreams of one day becoming a professional cyclist and so she spends a lot of time riding and enjoying her Qhubeka Bicycle. “It has changed my life by giving me more time to study and more time to do my chores and looking after my siblings,” she says. “I use the bicycle to go to shops and practise riding with my friends.”
She says cycling helps her to relax and the exercise helps keep her immune system healthy. “The bicycle gives me time to study hard so that I can pass my matric with flying colours,” she says.