Empowering people on Bicycles!

Gavin can’t imagine a life without cycling. After being gifted his bicycle, he has seen a shift in his life, gaining a new job and a new fresh sense of well-being.
From not knowing where to turn, Gavin now has a job, a mode of transport that saves him R1000 a month on travel costs, and a fresh sense of inspiration. Gavin has said that his bike is his best friend, and it’s given him a brand new sense of independence and confidence.
Brad bought Gavin the bike from On Bike in Westlake. Thanks Brad for supporting Gavin and well done to Gavin, we are so proud!

Happy TWOSDAY! 22-02-2022

Happy TWOSDAY! We can add to the 2’s as BEN turns 20 this month. What better way to celebrate than to DONATE to BEN! 🎉🎉🎉🎉
Beat the TAX YEAR END – DONATE – GET YOUR PBO Certificate NOW!

Re-Cycle to the rescue again!

16th February – Thanks to our partners Re~Cycle we have received our 1st container for 2022. We are beyond excited to provide access to opportunities through the use of a bicycle – giving hope and a step up to those who need it most.

Heaven’s Nest delighted with Bike4All BMX’s

We had the absolute pleasure of distributing 18 bicycles to Heaven’s Nest children’s home in Ottery today. Heaven’s Nest mission is to try to alleviate the plight of such children, by providing nurturing care and building self-confidence so that they can be reintegrated into the wider community, free from stigmatisation. To break the cycle of abandonment, abuse and neglect by empowering them to become healthy, happy and well-adjusted adults. This is part of the PSTP bicycle Distribution run by the Western Cape Government – Transport and Public Works, Cape Town in partnership with BEN, Pedal Power Association, Qhubeka Charity and Bike4All.

Lamberts Bay CPF made stronger through bicycles

10 Bicycles were distributed to the Lamberts Bay CPF on Friday 20 November 2021. These bicycles were handed over through the Western Cape Government – Transport and Public Works, Cape Town Provincial Sustainable Transport Programme in joint partnerships with BEN, Pedal Power Association Qhubeka Charity Bike4All and Rooibos2Muisbos. Community Policing is a strategy aimed at achieving more effective crime control, reducing fears of crime, improving quality of life, and improving police service and legitimacy. These goals are achieved through a proactive reliance on community resources, seeking to improve crime causing conditions.

Masisport opening of the Astroturf at Ukhanyo Primary school

Well done to MasiSports and all their partners, who celebrated the exciting opening of the Ingrid Wheeler Astroturf Field at Ukhanyo Primary School in Masiphumelele on Friday, 12th November 2021.  We are proud to be associated with Masisports and Ukhanyo Primary School on this sporting initiative in Masi.  Now Ukhanyo Primary can proudly host matches against other Deep South Schools.

Grassy Park Baptist Church

MEC Daylin Mitchell, Head of Western Cape Government Transport and Public Works was present to handover 20 bicycles to Grassy Park Baptist Church on Wednesday, 12th November 2021.  This is part of the Provincial Sustainable Transport Programme that was initiated by the Department of Transport and Public Works to support the development and implementation of sustainable transport systems in the Western Cape, together with the Mobility Consortium consisting of Pedal Power Association, Qhubeka and Bicycling Empowerment Network.

Re-Cycle container arrives

Today is an exciting day at BEN as we welcome the Re~Cycle container of used bicycles from the UK.

Bicycles offer people a route out of poverty and a means to improve their lives, giving them opportunities to travel to work and school. They are surprisingly adaptable, and can be used to carry goods – giving small scale traders the opportunity to reach customers further afield, or deliver food to the communities. Every bike or bike part shipped to South Africa transform lives and communities.

We thank all parties involved for bringing together this great partnership.

Empowering people with bicycle Mechanical training

Bravo to Ntando Mgidi for completing his 1 day Bicycle Mechanic Course at BEN. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
For more information on bicycle mechanical training contact BEN office on 021-7884174. Courses start at R800 for a day course (depending on your specific requirements).