Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means “to carry on”, “to progress”, “to move forward”. Qhubeka believes that mobilising people with bicycles can change lives through creating access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity.

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka believes that #BicyclesChangeLives too. Qhubeka isn’t an afterthought, it is the reason we clip in and ride, the incentive to go out and train, and our motivation to win races. This is why we invite you to join our mission to fund 5,000 bicycles for people through Qhubeka.

How a bicycle changes lives in Africa

  • Riding a bicycle increases a person’s carrying capacity by 5x
  • Over the same period of time, a person riding a bicycle can travel 4x the distance as someone walking
  • For every 16km travelled, a bicycle saves 3 hours of valuable time

Throughout the 2016 season you can help us reach our 5,000 bicycle goal by:

1. Donating towards a bicycle

Funding bicycles, like so many things in cycling, is all about marginal gains. Every little bit counts, so whether you can donate only a few rands/dollars/euros or your company can fund 100 bicycles, your donation will make a difference and help us reach our goal. Donate now.

2. Give the 5-finger salute any time you see us

If you have the opportunity to see us race we’d love to see you do the 5-finger salute when we ride past. This will remind us why we ride and motivate us to give just that little bit more. In return, we hope to be giving the 5-finger salute many times as we cross the finish line in first place.

3. Share our stories about how #BicyclesChangeLives

Talk about what motivates us in conversations with your friends and family or on social media. You can even start your own fundraising campaign here to help us reach our goals.

How your donations change lives with bicycles
Qhubeka uses the funds you help us raise through #BicyclesChangeLives to fund bicycles for recipients in their work-to-earn programmes. Through long-term partnerships with Qhubeka’s implementation partners, people are able to earn bicycles through programmes in return for activities like bartering recyclable waste, cultivating indigenous trees, or improving academic performance. A bicycle mechanic is also trained for each community in which 500 or more bicycles are delivered, creating new employment opportunities.

Change lives with bicycles and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka when you donate right now.

Find out more at bicycleschangelives.org and on the Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka website.

For more information about Qhubeka and other ways you can get involved, visit their website.

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    Kevin Benkenstein

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    Brad Roets

    R42,330 raised

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    Wolf Stinnes

    R22,100 raised

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    Ian Appleby

    R21,148 raised

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    Ian Shedd

    R17,822 raised

48 Activist projects

Donations

  1. Cedric McEleavey

    2 Days ago

    R100
  2. Glen Robinson

    14 December

    R350
  3. Yusuf Limbada

    11 December

    R2,800
846 Donations

Activist projects

48 Activist projects

The ‘Sing Challenge’ for Qhubeka

By a 2017 Christmas Holidays initiative by the DD UK services team

Sing for Qhubeka! Undertake the ‘Dab Challenge’ to mobilize young people across Africa! #Bicycles...

1% Completed
€22 raised
€5,000 Target
44 DAYS

Bicycles changes lives

By Dejan Kilar

Money can't buy happiness but it can buy a bike and that is pretty close. So help me let's bring ...

0% Completed
€0 raised
€2,000 Target
278 DAYS

Reinette and Wolf riding Epic 2018 for Qhubeka #DD

By Wolf Stinnes

we are taking on the Absa Cape Epic 2018 to raise funds for 50 Qhubeka bicycles - please help us ...

22.1% Completed
R22,100 raised
R100,000 Target
163 DAYS

1000miler, on a Buffalo

By Ray Chaplin

In August 2018 I will be cycling 1000miles across South Africa in a race dressed as a school kid ...

0% Completed
R0 raised
R16,000 Target
256 DAYS