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120 Bicycles into Malmesbury

100 Ilingelethu scholars received their bicycles on 17th October 2019 on the Qhubeka “Learn to Earn” programme and a further 20 bicycles went to community safety volunteers in the community.  Bicycles were funded by Spar and Team Dimension Data.  Proudly partnered with Qhubeka Charity, Pedal Power Association and Bike4All.

Holiday Cycling Clinic in Mitchell’s Plain

30 September 2019 – School holidays are meant to be fun, so we headed off to the Weltevreden Community Center in Mitchell’s Plain for some cycling fun! Together with Coot B Community Watch and our BEC, Vyvan Bean from Mr B’s Bikes, we conducted a safe cycling school holiday program with at least 100 children from the community. Such well behaved children who enjoyed every minute of the training and cycling. Special thanks to Dragon Sports for the donation of Avalanche cycling gloves and to Cape Town Cycle Tour for the water bottles. The children were beyond excited to receive your donations. Well done to Coot B Community Watch for helping keep the community safe. Thanks to everyone for a great event.

Trainees assemble their 1st bicycles

10 October 2019 – Congratulations to Nuriya Rustin and Richard Smith for completing their 1st bicycle essembly. They are both currently doing a 3 week bicycle mechanical training course at BEN under the capable hands of Solly Jones. Well done – great achievement!

New Bicycle Mechanics in the making!


1st October 2020 – Welcome to Nuriya Rustin and Richard Smith who enrolled with our 3 week bicycle mechanical training course. If anyone interested in doing a bicycle mechanical course then contact BEN on 021 7884174 or email info@benbikes.org.za . We offer a basic 3 day course and an intense 3 week course.

Our BEN MC for our Auction to be held on 29 February 2020…….

We are delighted to announce that SUGA, Host of Heart FM afternoon Drive 326 and qualified chef, will be our MC at our BEN Auction taking place on 29th February 2020. SUGA is also passionate about cycling and in training for her 1st CT Cycle Tour next year.

We would like to share a little more about SUGA.

SUGA | PROFILE

What do radio and cooking have in common? Nothing really, but Suga attests to the fact that the ingredients to her success lies in a tried and tested recipe of hard work and determination. Not one rest on her laurels, SUGA is constantly reinventing herself as she goes through life as a mother, media personality and qualified Chef.

SUGA has made a name for herself as a pioneer for female radio personalities, having been one of the first female presenters in South African broadcast history, to host her own Drive show back in the early 2000’s. Over the past twenty-one years she has paved the way for so many aspiring female presenters along the way and continues to push the envelope on a daily basis.

This phenomenal femme fatale is dynamite; as small as she is, she packs a punch! Her afternoon drive show is filled with exciting content; from the entertainment world, to serious topics that are on people’s minds. Her unmistakeable voice and infectious laughter are guaranteed to keep listeners tuned in and engaged.

THANK YOU SUGA for agreeing to be MC for our Auction.

For auction ticket sales click on link:-  https://www.quicket.co.za/events/84382-ben-auction-make-ben-your-valentine/

 

August is Woman’s Month

On 31 August, Open Streets celebrated Women’s Month with a social ride and dialogue in Gugulethu, to raise awareness about women’s mobility and issues of gender-based violence.

Open Streets teamed up with Uber and Cape Town Bicycle Mayor Lebogang Mokwena to co-host this half-day collaborative learning event with support from Sonke Gender Justice, Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN), Pedal Power Association and TSIBA.  Well done Open Streets on a successful Woman’s Day initiative.

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