Today, Team Qhubeka NextHash is delighted to announce its partnership with luxury fashion brand Burberry. This support will commence from the start of the 108th Tour de France and will feature an iconic new jersey that will first be revealed at the team presentation in Brest, France.
Burberry is the first luxury fashion brand to partner with a cycling team and share the vision that through this partnership we are united in our longstanding commitment to driving positive change in communities and building a more inclusive future.
The partnership brings together shared values of pushing boundaries, exploring new spaces and landscapes to create possibilities, and challenging expectations.
Meaning “to move forward”, Qhubeka enables people to earn bicycles through its not-for-profit programmes, which will also be supported by a donation from Burberry. Qhubeka’s initiatives help students travel to school, healthcare workers access more patients and first responders transport life-saving equipment to those in need.
I am so happy to welcome Burberry as an official partner to our team, a brand built on pioneering luxury clothing for the outdoors. The beautiful Thomas Burberry monogram will feature on the jerseys of our team as they push the boundaries and go beyond what they think is possible in Tour de France and the rest of the racing calendar this season. Our mutual passion for diversity and inclusion through the team and the Qhubeka charity is a strong connection, and we look forward to telling some impactful stories together.Douglas Ryder – Team Principal, Team Qhubeka NextHash
We are delighted to be supporting Team Qhubeka NextHash, partnering with them as they compete in Tour de France and contributing to their charitable work. We were inspired by their ethos of uniting a diversity of cultures and backgrounds to focus on high performance while having a meaningful positive impact on the communities around them. We will be cheering them on through every stage of the Tour and into the future, and we are so proud to be a part of their team.Rod Manley – Chief Marketing Officer, Burberry
The Team Qhubeka NextHash kit, produced by Assos of Switzerland, will be the team’s kit for the remainder of the 2021 cycling season.
As a brand with deep roots within professional cycling and a shared belief that ‘bicycles change lives’ it was hugely important for us to support the team and it’s cause at a time when it’s future was in question.
We are very proud of the contribution we have made over the past 6 months in supporting the team and raising awareness of both their fantastic wins and the Qhubeka Charity through our Bicycles Change Lives campaign and Race for Change webseries. We’re delighted that the team is able to continue on its mission to win races, changes lives with bicycles and drive development of the world’s most technologically advanced equipmentDerek Bouchard-Hall – Chief Executive Officer, Assos of Switzerland