1 March 2023 – Today, Bicycling Empowerment Network and Pedal Power Association re-launched our “Cool Kid on a Bike” programme at Ukanyo Primary School in Masiphumelele! We were honoured to have CEO of PPA Neil Robinson and Ukhanyo Principal Michael Tyhali welcome us, as well as Premier Alan Winde and Ricardo Mackenzie – new MEC of the Western Cape’s Mobility Department who stressed the importance of road safety when cycling. The highlight of the event was a presentation by Lukholo Badi to grade 4 learners, educating them about safe cycling practices. We were also delighted to have Mr. Ismail Teladia from WCED and Mr. Vince van der Bijl from MasiSports speak about the benefits of cycling and how the “Cool Kid on a Bike” programme can help kids stay active and healthy. We thank everyone who joined us today and especially the kids who showed their enthusiasm for cycling! We look forward to empowering more kids to ride safely and responsibly.
09 February 2023 – Celebrating 21 years of empowering people through bicycles ! The Bicycling Empowerment Network has been promoting the use of bicycles as a sustainable mode of transportation for over two decades now. We’re proud to have been a part of this movement and look forward to continuing our mission of making the world a greener, healthier, and happier place. #BicyclingEmpowermentNetwork #BikingForChange #21YearsStrong #BicyclesEmpower
3rd February 2023 – The Basic Skills Workshop organised by Bicycling Empowerment Network was a resounding success, attracting a diverse group of community partners from the cycling community. The workshop covered a range of topics, including business skills, social media marketing, safe cycling practices, and hands-on bicycle mechanical training. The business sessions were especially impactful, with participants gaining valuable insights into creating and growing sustainable cycling enterprises. The social media training provided attendees with the skills they need to effectively promote their businesses online. Meanwhile, the safe cycling sessions emphasised the importance of proper road etiquette, protective gear, and bike maintenance, ensuring that everyone who attended had the knowledge they need to cycle safely. Finally, the hands-on bicycle mechanical training allowed participants to put their newly acquired skills into practice, leaving them confident in their ability to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance. All in all, the Basic Skills Workshop was a huge success, with participants leaving feeling empowered, informed, and motivated to take their cycling businesses and passion to the next level.
22nd July 2022 – Happy 85th birthday to Louis de Waal who enjoyed his special day!!! We celebrated in suitable style by going on a bike ride around the Marina and eating vast quantities of cake!!!
BEN and our friends from Ciovita and PURA Premium Beverages got together to do our 67 minutes for good!! What an inspiring day! We organized ourselves into teams which assembled bikes, packed accessory bags, sorted spares and spruced up the workshop – all the time strengthening our capacity to change lives through bicycles! We built, sorted, painted and scrubbed to the smooth beats of DJ James. Who would have thought giving back could be such fun! Making new friends and a difference.