21 August 2022 – She did it! We would like to salute Cally Silberbauer who has just reached Kilimanjaro after setting off solo from Cape Town in 21 March. She is riding to raise awareness and funds to fight the scourge of gender-based violence.
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.
20 years ago, our visionary founder, Louis de Waal co-established BEN with the aim of empowering communities and individuals through the bike and cycling. Two decades on, BEN continues to thrive and make an impact in communities by creating social and economic opportunities through cycling and bicycles.
Some of BEN’s achievements over the past 20 years are:
To showcase these achievements, BEN will be hosting several celebration events over the coming month. STAY TUNED…
BEN turns 20! To celebrate this incredible milestone, we’re having a celebration on Thursday 14th July. In partnership with Rotary Club Stellenbosch, PPA safe cycling, False Bay Rugby Club and Open Streets, we’re giving away 20 bikes for each year of BEN!
We’re looking for:
🚲 Nominations: Children’s homes in Cape Town to receive up to five bikes. Follow this link in our bio to nominate: https://forms.gle/mvmmYBKpYCLzw2Pd6
🚲 Catering: We’re looking to offer party packs for 30 children and tea and coffee for adults.
🚲 Cake: For the celebration (approximately catering for 60 people).
For catering, please drop us a message or give us a call to find out more – email@example.com or 021 7884174.