20 Bikes for 20 Years!

14th July 2022 – What a party, celebrating the 1st of our 20 Year celebrations! We handed over 20 shiny new bikes to four very special children’s homes, Amazing Grace, Leliebloem House, Vision Child and Masigcine Children’s Home. The kids had a total blast!  We are so happy we could celebrate our 20th birthday with such inspiring people! Special thanks to Rotary Club Stellenbosch (for the 20 bicycles), False Bay Rugby-Club  (venue), Pedal Power Association
(safety bibs), Open Streets Cape Town , Jade Higgins (cake) and our latest partners PURA Premium Beverages (for beverages).

Re~Cycle UK container no 38 – 14,871 bicycles later…….

Excitement levels were high at BEN on 13 July 2022! Our latest shipment of bicycles from our wonderful partners, Re~Cycle , arrived from the UK after a much anticipated wait. Our crew unloaded the bicycles and our BEC’s are eagerly awaiting to purchase them and get them out into the communities at an affordable rate.  With the current costs of petrol – the bicycle is an essential tool for transportation.  Thank you to Re~Cycle and all those who kindly donated bicycles to South Africa.

20 Bikes for 20 Years Nominees are ……

A huge congratulations to Amazing Grace, Leliebloem House, Vision Child and Masigcine Children’s Home, who will be receiving 5 bikes each as part of BEN’s 20th birthday celebrations. These homes all do amazing work in giving children the opportunities that they deserve and we know that these bikes will change their lives!
False Bay Rugby Club – 14th July 10.30am

BEN turns 20

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:

  • Over 31 000 used bicycles distributed into areas of need
  • Over 2500 new bicycles distributed through our Bike4All programme
  • 18 Bicycle Empowerment Centers Established (BECs)
  • Over 100 community bicycle mechanics trained
  • Over 11 000 learners trained in safe cycling

To showcase these achievements, BEN will be hosting several celebration events over the coming month. STAY TUNED

100 Bicycles to George & Uniondale

9th June 2022 – 100 Bicycles were handed over to 9 projects in George and Uniondale aimed at SMME/Economic Development and Community Safety as part of the Western Cape Government Provincial Sustainable Transport Programme. The event was attended by the Executive Mayor, Alderman Van Wyk, the Provincial Director of Land Transport Integration, Mr Fezile Mbambo, the Director of Community Services, Mr Alan Paulsen, and Councilor Dirk Wessels. Pedal Power Association Qhubeka Charity

20 Bicycles for 20 Years!

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:

🚲 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 – or 021 7884174.

Bicycles continue to make a change…

Godfrey is a laryngectomee and is unable to talk, so taking public transport has been difficult in the past. With a bicycle, he has a liberty to travel without relying on communicating any information. The two wheels have empowered him and his family a new found freedom!