Are you interested in riding the Absa Cape Epic for us in 2016? Read on…
As anyone who has ridden the Absa Cape Epic knows, it’s a tough event, for tough people with brave hearts and the drive to reach their dreams.
Qhubeka is a non-profit organisation trying to offer a solution to a tough situation in South Africa: according to Research by Statistics South Africa released in July 2014, 11 million out of 17 million learners in South Africa walk to school, and half a million of these walk for more an hour each way. That’s a minimum of 10 hours a week just spent getting to and from school.
With a bicycle, all that changes. With a bicycle, a child’s commute is cut by 75% providing more time for them to focus on what really matters: achieving their dreams.
Help us to mobilise more children in South Africa so that they like you, can achieve their personal best one day.
What’s an Epic entry worth to you?
To us it’s worth 25 bicycles, which means 25 school children will be able to get to school faster, more safely and more efficiently every day. Plus, research shows that each of our bikes that goes into the filed impacts five people on average, which means 25 bicycles = 125 lives changed for the better.
That’s why we’re asking you to commit to raising the entry fee of R59 600 (which will fund 25 bicycles, and which we pay over in full to the organisers) AND match this amount through a donation to Qhubeka by fundraising for us.
We know it sounds like a tough ask, but listen to Simphiwe explaining how his bicycle changed his life and we’re sure you’ll agree it’s worth it.
How to apply
You’ll need to send through your motivation for participation and sign our T&Cs, and you will be required to make 100% payment of the entry fee and send a copy of the proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org within 14 days of us accepting your application.
Complete the form and then email it to email@example.com.
We’re looking forward to seeing you on the start line of the 2016 Absa Cape Epic – riding proudly in Qhubeka kit.