Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka #BicyclesChangeLives

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 2019 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.

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    Fundraisers

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      BMC Switzerland

      R44,707 raised

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      Europe Region

      R29,688 raised

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      Group Head Office

      R6,679 raised

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      Sport Practice

      R3,830 raised

    25 Fundraiser projects

    Donations

    1. Sport Practice

      3 Days ago

      R20
    2. Henk Kappert

      3 Days ago

      €100
    3. Richard Wood

      19 February

      £160
    216 Donations

    Fundraiser projects

    25 Fundraiser projects

    Scott Gibson 50th

    By Scott Gibson

    Raising bicycles for my 50th birthday.

    2% Completed
    R1,000 raised
    R50,000 Target
    81 DAYS

    Team Dimension Data Merchandise

    By Sport Practice

    With new sponsors all old merchandise for Team Dimension Data will be sold at the Campus in JHB.

    19.15% Completed
    R3,830 raised
    R20,000 Target
    5 DAYS

    Donate via ASO to Qhubeka

    By ASO Giving

    Help Qhubeka change lives in Africa with bicycles.

    0% Completed
    R0 raised
    R1 Target
    312 DAYS

    Donate via Woolworths to Qhubeka

    By Woolworths Giving

    Help Qhubeka change lives in Africa with bicycles.

    0% Completed
    R0 raised
    R100,000 Target
    312 DAYS