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PSTP 2000/2001 is rolling!

1 October 2020 – Thembelihle High School in Khayelitsha received 12 bicycles on the PSTP. Together with Western Cape Department of Transport and Public WorksPedal Power AssociationQhubeka Charity we strive to improve mobility of learners through the Scholar Mobility “Learn to Earn” programme. Be safe and remember to wear your helmets whenever you cycle. Premier Alan Winde Bonginkosi Madikizela Thembelihle High School #NonMotorisedTransport #bicycles #bicycleschangelives🖐🏻 #WesternCapeProvince #Essentialworkers #transportation #safecycling #cycling #newbikeday #heroesonbikes #pstp #khayelitsha

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Bicycles into Prince Albert

23 September 2020 – Tim Mosdell, CEO of Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) conducted a bicycle handover ceremony at the launch of the “Karoo Crossing” which is the latest of the Cape Cycle Routes powered by Wesgro. This distribution forms part of the Provincial Sustainable Transport Programme in collaboration with Western Cape Department of Transport and Public WorksPedal Power Association, and Qhubeka Charity.

12 bicycles, were handed over to the Prince Albert Community Trust who have done phenomenal work during the pandemic, serving 47000 meals to those in need. Initially all the focus was on scholar mobility. However Covid-19 has helped us to refine our approach. This has also unified civil society organisations, mentioned Tim Mosdell

The ceremony was attended by Premier of the Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities Minister David Maynier, Ingrid Wolfaardt from Prince Albert Community Trust and Azuke Ntapane – General Manager of Prince Albert Community Trust.
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Student Projects always welcome!

September 2020 – Many thanks to Joey Gordon for sharing her project photographs with us. Joey is a 2nd year Visual Communication Design Student at Red and Yellow Creative School of Business in Cape Town. The brief of the project entailed Joey to document the story of a South African Company/Organisation building a better future. Thank you for choosing BEN as your project Joey. We hope you receive top marks!

PSTP distributes the last of the 400 bicycles for 2019/2020. More to continue……

Beautiful day for a bicycle distribution. Today we were in the Overberg District distributing 14 bicycles into Boontjieskraal Primary School and 7 bicycles to the Shaw’s Pass pig farmers in Caledon. This is part of the Provincial Sustainable Transport Programme partnered with Western Cape Department of Transport and Public WorksPedal Power Association and Qhubeka CharityPremier Alan Winde Bonginkosi Madikizela Boontjieskraal primary No distribution is complete without bicycle safety training.#Elsenberg #FarmerSupportandDevelopment #overberg #farmers

Thank you to First Ascent and CapeStorm

A HUGE shout out to thank FIRST ASCENT and CAPESTORM for the amazing donation of cycling shirts to BEN. We will be handing them out to all beneficiaries who receive bicycles. One under-estimates the excitement and joy of receiving such a special “gift”!  Thank you for making this possible. Your kind donation is much appreciated!

Thank you Trail Angels

25 August 2020 – Thank you Nikki Haywood from Trail Angels for the generous donation of 4 bicycles to BEN. We have selected a woman’s empowerment group in Grabouw to receive the bicycles.
If anyone would like to donate their “previously loved” bicycles to BEN, we will find homes for them – and improve mobility through the use of a bicycle. Contact BEN on 021 7884174 or info@benbikes.org.za

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