Bianca Cooper
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Qhubeka or Carbon?
I have been struggling to decide which bicycle to ride the inaugural Race to the Sun event taking place on 4 August 2018. Race to the Sun is a 162km dirt road race, from Hartbeespoort to Sun City. While I was contemplating this question, I thought about how many people in South Africa don't have the luxury of one bicycle. These are mostly the people who need them the most. So help me decide which bicycle to ride. If I raise the price of one Qhubeka bicycle (R2850), I will ride the race on my own Qhubeka bike rather than my carbon MTB. Two Qhubeka bicyles (R5700) and I will use flat pedals. Three Qhubeka bicycles (R8550) and I don't know, I will ride wearing a tutu or something. Help me support a great cause which contributes to the long term upliftment of South Africa!
R 11,200
raised of the R 8,550 target
of the target
Qhubeka 24 Tar Challenge
On 4-5 November 2017, the Heavy Metal Bikes team of Colin and Bianca Cooper will be attempting to ride for 24 hours on the new Qhubeka bicycles. Laps will be done starting at 11am on 4 November, on the tar road in Heron Banks Golf & River Estate, who were kind enough to allow two questionably dressed cyclists to attempt this feat in their secure estate. The aim is to beat our previous record of 302km, which was set on dirt roads to Botswana in May 2013. The goal is to raise funds and awareness for the charity Qhubeka, which aims to give people a hand up, not a hand out; rewarding children and adults with bicycles for hard work academically or in their communities. We will also be putting the latest Qhubeka bicycles through their paces (or pace) as these bicycles are built to endure tough African conditions and are fully rigid, single speed, steel frame beasts of burden. We challenge you to help us reach our goal with any donation amount, or make it fun by sponsoring us per kilometre or lap ridden! Help us help move South Africa forward.
R 5,750
raised of the R 24,000 target
of the target
Everesting by Buffalo
Everesting is a concept in cycling which requires the participant to ride up and down the same hill until they have ascended the same height of Mount Everest (8848m) in one session. Breaks are allowed and the participant can take as long as they need however no sleeping is allowed. We have chosen De Beer's Pass in Kwazulu Natal to attempt this feat on our Qhubeka Buffalo bikes, 25kg steel frame rigid workhorse bicycles. The attempt is set for 14 January 2017. We aim to raise money for Qhubeka to help put children on bicycles, which has many positive effects on education and in the long term, employment and entrepreneurship. Colin and Bianca have previously cycled on their Buffalo bicycles 300km in 24 hours, completed the 9 Peaks Challenge (3000km of cycling) and done lots of minor events in between. Colin recently cycled across Europe 5000km on an unsupported bicycle tour on his Buffalo.
R 4,800
raised of the R 8,848 target
of the target
9 Peaks Qhubeka Tour
Cycling 3000km through all 9 provinces of South Africa on our trustworthy Qhubeka Buffalo bikes and climbing the tallest peak/mountain in each province. We will be starting at Iron Crown in Limpopo and hopefully finishing 6 weeks later on the summit of Seweweekspoort in the Western Cape. Departure date is 15 March 2015. Support us by donating per kilometer or per peak successfully climbed, or whatever you can spare. We are aiming to raise enough money for at least 5 Buffalo bicycles to be given to individuals who earn them through work to improve communities, the environment or academics. Each Buffalo bike is built to last and comes with a helmet and toolkit. They are locally assembled in South Africa as part of a job creation scheme in North West Province.
R 18,450
raised of the R 11,250 target
of the target
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