On Friday, 23 March 2018, we handed over 50 Bike4all bikes to selected children at Ocean View Secondary School , and 50 Qhubeka bikes to the parent of the beneficiary. This is part of the Kommetjie Corridor programme. Many thanks to our donors Annette Andredelaporte and Ken Sturgeon from Rotary Club of Claremont who were able to join us on the day. Bike4all is a joint project with Pedal Power Association.
BEN founder and Chairman Louis de Waal finished his 40th consecutive CT Cycle Tour. Well done Louis 🥇. A special shout out to Louis’ Son Anton for getting him through this amazing achievement. Well done to our General Manager Tim Mosdell and his wife Paula for completing the cycle tour.
BEN will be running its annual repair station at the bottom of Suikerbossie on Sunday 11th March.
Many thanks to Mantelli’s biscuits for supplying some snacks while the cyclists get the help they need to finish the race.
Good luck to all those cycling the race.
Velokhaya Bicycle Empowerment Centre in Khayelitsha was February 2018. This is a joint project of BEN, Velokhaya, and internationally based Ubuntu. The Empowerment Centre is located at Velokhaya in their former offices which were converted and revamped by BEN. This would not have been possible without project funding donated by Udo Klempt and Patrick Mertens of Ubuntu and Sinclair’s Africa – THANK YOU. We would like to wish Mzolisi James, the newly appointed BEC, at Velokhaya all the success in his newly required business opportunity.
Let’s raise funds for BEN and sponsor our very own Founder of Bicycling Empowerment Network, Louis de Waal,
Louis is not only one of the FABULOUS 6 CYCLISTS who have competed in all Cape Town Cycle Tours since the introduction date in 1978, but he is fit and at 80 years old, is ready to cycle his 40th cycle tour. Nothing will make Louis happier than to raise funds for the NPO he created with such passion, and that has played such a huge part in his life bringing awareness to cycling and so much more ……….
Louis we are so proud of you. Let’s pay respect to Louis and sponsor this great achievement. We challenge you to make a cash donation or sponsor per km (R2/km equates to R218 for the competing in the 2018 CTCT)
Details for Payment :- Bicycling Empowerment Network, FNB
Bank, Account number 62034204082. Branch code 200409
Please use ref : Louis/cycletour/Name
Lets do this for Louis!
Meet part of the BEN Cape Town Cycle Team riding to raise funds for BEN in memory of their dear friend Andrew Janisch
The BEN team spent a week at the Missionvale Care Centre, located in the township of Missionvale, Port Elizabeth. Learners and healthcare workers from the community each received a bike as part of an exciting project that was funded by the Grassroots Youth Development Programme.
Cape Town children were treated to a weekend of safe cycling fun with BEN & PPA at the #CoCreateSA Mobility Indaba, held at Kenilworth Racecourse 8-9 October.
BEN and our partners the Pedal Power Association (PPA) recently launched the exciting new schools cycling safety initiative which sees children from schools across the Western Cape being taught the fundamentals of being safe on the road while cycling.
Receive a Velotex BEN cycling shirt when you become a ‘Friend of BEN’ through your monthly support of R100 or once off donation of R1000.