The Qhubeka CYCLE FORCE yellow and black beaded bracelet was launched in November 2012 and sells for R30 to support Qhubeka’s fundraising. 12 million children walk to school each day, sometimes a four hour return trip. Qhubeka provides bikes in rural areas and townships, where communities grow trees or collect litter in return for bicycles.
Samsung South Africa, a proud sponsor of Team MTN Qhubeka, is pleased to announce that it has raised over R1 million to assist the Qhubeka Bikes for Life Programme – further reinforcing its commitment to creating sustainable projects for the youth in Africa. In addition to this monetary investment, 120 bicycles were handed over by
Dave Els (aka Barefoot Dave) will be running the 2013 Comrades Marathon to raise money for Qhubeka. Dave has been running since 2004, although he says he also did some running in his early teens, He comes from a family of runners. In fact, his father ran the Comrades Marathon 21 times. “My eldest brother
Our Qhubeka bracelets are now available in Exclusive Books stores for R30 around South Africa, or you can buy them online at Cycleforce (for delivery in South Africa and the rest of the world). By buying and wearing your Cycleforce bracelet, you’re helping to support Qhubeka to get more people on bikes by funding the building and
John Taylor recently rode the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT), from Southport on the west coast of the UK to Hornsea on the east coast, to raise funds for Qhubeka. He and his friend David Stephenson managed to raise an impressive £1,619 (R22,684) – enough to buy 12 brand new Qhubeka bicycles and helmets. David, one
In South Africa, the 27th of April is a public holiday in celebration of South Africa’s first non-racial democratic elections of 1994. In honour of this day we thought it would be fitting to take a look at the role that bicycles have played in South Africa’s past. Click here to share this infographic on twitter.
The inaugural Mzansi Tour, Southern Africa’s only UCI-graded road cycling stage race, took place from 17 to 21 April, starting in Nelspruit in the Mpumalanga Province, and ending in Johannesburg, Gauteng. The UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) team, which is the feeder team for Team MTN-Qhubeka, was represented by six young men: Calvin Beneke, Nicholas
The Qhubeka Academy cyclists had lots to smile about as they finished the Wilro Lions Cycle Challenge Junior Race, with Estephan Kotze taking the Juniors win and Jarrod Hattingh winning the U/16 race. The race took place on Sunday 21 April. “After two days of solid rain, we were happy to see that the rain
Today is Earth Day! Over one billion people in 192 countries are participating from Johannesburg to London to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to New York, Cape Town to Cairo; people everywhere are taking action in their communities and helping depict the changes we can make on this earth through our choices.
On the 16th of April, the Mpumalanga MEC for Culture, Sports & Recreation, Sibongile Manana, together with the CATHSSETA CEO Mike Tsotetsi, issued 60 bicycles to enthusiastic members of the Luphisi community, in exchange for trees they had grown from seeds. The Mzansi Tour powered by Cathsseta paid a visit to the small rural community