BEN and PPA were in Grabouw celebrating Youth Day with the children in the community. Youth Day was organised by TDK Stakeholders at The Gerald Wright Memorial Hall, supported by Grabouw B E A U T I F U L Campaign and Trails End Hotel
Tuesday, 12th June 2018 was a big day for Masiphumelele High School. Pedal Power Association and Bicycling Empowerment Network, through their #bike4all programme, handed over 20 bicycles and helmets to the school to establish cycling as a sport at the campus. The CTCTT was also on hand to handover a cheque to the Principal, Mr M’Afrika, to say thanks to the school for running an excellent water table during the Cape Town Cycle Tour. Each learner at the school was also given a small gift for being such awesome cycling ambassadors! In the coming weeks BEN and PPA will return to the school to run safe cycling and basic maintenance training.
To celebrate World Bicycle Day 2018, Open Streets joined forces with Cape Town Bicycle Mayor, Lebogang Mokwena, and partners – Bicycling Empowerment Network, Pedal Power Association and Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy – for a day of awareness-raising and collaborative learning. Event was held at Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha.
Welcome to our new intern at BEN, Ayabonga Komani from Khayelitsha, who will be learning mechanical skills and assisting Solly and Jason in the warehouse. We look forward to seeing your growth and progress at BEN
Bike4all conducted a “Cool Kid on a Bike” safety training programme at Alpine Primary School in Mitchells Plain on 22nd May 2018. The grade 5 scholars enjoyed the programme and learnt some valuable safety training on cycling. Well done Grade 5’s. Plenty of happy faces. No 1 rule – wear helmets at all times!
Field trip on the Kommetjie Corridor. 3rd Stop – Future Legends of Africa in Ocean View, run by James Esterhuizen. James’s business is currently undergoing a revamp due to the generous funding from our Donor Annette from Swizerland. James is well known in his community for his bicycle sales, bicycle mechanics and community service. For bike sales & bicycle mechanics contact James on 0761822430. Future Legents of Africa is located at Ocean View High School, Hydra Road, Ocean View.THANK YOU to Annette from Swizerland for her ongoing support on the Kommetjie Corridor. We look forward to sending you pictures of James’s completed revamp . James is also in the process of having a BMX track built for the people of the community. This is largely funded by The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust.
Field trip on the Kommetjie Corridor. 2nd Stop – Masi Bike Shop in Masiphumelele run by Solomon ( Morgan) Chikumba who also received funding from our Donor Annette from Swizerland to revamp his business premises. Morgan is well known for his bicycle sales and bicycle rentals. Big shout out to Tony Florence from BEN on a fabulous revamp. For bike sales contact Morgan on 0742427588. Masi Bike Shop is located at 1764 Pokela Street, Masiphumelele. Once again, a very special THANK YOU to Annette from Swizerland for her ongoing support on the Kommetjie Corridor. This would not be possible without your funding.
Field trip on the Kommetjie Corridor. 1st Stop – Eyethu Cycles in Westlake run by Meshack Nchupetsang who recently was lucky enough to be funded an upgrade by our Donor Annette from Swizerland. Meshack is known for his expert mechanical skills and runs a small spaza shop from his business. We commend Tony Florence from BEN on a job well done. For bike sales and mechanical servicing contact Meschack on 0782796460. Eyethu Cycles is located at Cnr of Westlake drive & Linx Way, Westlake. A very special THANK YOU to Annette from Swizerland for her ongoing support on the Kommetjie Corridor. This would not be possible without your funding.
Many thanks to Re-Cycle UK for our 498 donated bicycles, adding mobility to South Africa.
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.