Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were announced as winners at the prestigious Beyond Sport Global Awards 2019 in New York on Thursday as the Best Corporate Campaign or Initiative in the Sport for Good category. This is for our work with the Qhubeka charity. The award recognises organizations that are using their reach, resources and influence to effect change. Together with our partners, supporters, riders and staff we have funded over 27 000 bikes to Qhubeka. These funds are channelled into Qhubeka’s scholar mobility and mechanic training programmes, which help children to access education, help support skills development and job creation in South Africa. This year’s Beyond.
After 16 years, I’m proud to announce that 2019 will be my final year as a professional road cyclist. Looking back on my career it’s very gratifying to note the individual successes, as well as being a major component in victories for my team mates. Being a key part of these victories has certainly been a career highlight and motivated me to perfect the role of a lead out rider. Looking back, I have had a very fulfilling career as a professional cyclist both on the track and road. During this time I have been particularly lucky to have had many family members and friends.
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka are happy to announce the launch of #CapsOn4Qhubeka, which will coincide with the start of the Giro d’Italia. At this year’s Corsa Rosa, we are inviting all children at the race to put #CapsOn4Qhubeka! We are inviting our young fans to join us at our team bus and to meet the team. Fans will receive a ASSOS cycling cap, where they are encouraged to take a picture with our Qhubeka bike, and share the picture online, with #CapsOnForQhubeka. Together with Qhubeka, we share a belief that #BicyclesChangeLives and the aim of the campaign is to create awareness for Qhubeka. The hand.
London, United Kingdom – 29 January 2019 — Dimension Data, the official technology partner of the Tour de France, has auctioned all 22 of its fleet of Team Dimension Data Cervelo S5 bikes in an online auction and internal raffle that raised USD 89,090 for Team Dimension Data’s chosen charity Qhubeka. This equates to 487 bicycles that will be distributed in South Africa’s rural communities, helping to change the lives of schoolchildren in the region forever. Thanks to a large-scale digital campaign, members of the public were invited to bid on a piece of cycling history including bikes ridden by Mark Cavendish, Bernie Eisel, Serge Pauwels and Edvald Boasson.
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.