On 16 May 2019 Bike4All
handed over six single speed bicycles to 18 Gangster Museum. These bikes were funded and used once in the
Cape Town Cycle Tour and now will empower this incredible socially conscience
business as they continue to impact Khayelitsha positively! Bicycles truly do impact people in a massive
May 2019 BEN were fortunate to receive the Norway SOTS container from Stavanger
Offshore Tekniske Skole holding 160 bicycles. These bicycles were collected by
the students of the Technical School and sent to us in Cape Town to improve mobility
in our beautiful country. Many thanks to Stavanger Offshore Tekniske Skole for
supplying us, not only with the bicycles, but the container too. The container
has been placed at PPA which is going to be used for storage at this stage.
Thank you to all concerned with this great partnership.
On 13 May 2019 we were ecstatic to receive a container of 2nd hand bicycles from Re-Cycle UK. These bicycles are collected throughout the UK and forwarded to us in Cape Town, South Africa. The bicycles are sorted and distributed to the community through our Bicycling Empowerment Centres.
May 2019 ~ Jannis and Sam, from Bike4All, had the pleasure of teaching safe cycling to over 300 children at Yamela High School in Eshowe, Kwa Zulu Natal. Qhubeka Charity will be handing over bicycles to the individuals on the “Learn to Earn” Programme. Receiving bicycles will change the lives of these learners who have to walk kilometers to get to school.
12-13 June – Thanks to the AfrikaBurn Pedals For Peace project we found ourselves in the Ceres area teaching safe cycling and basic mechanical training to the learners who will be receiving their bicycles next month. This project is under the capable hands of the CBI : Ceres Sakekamer. 200 Bicycles have been allocated to the Ceres area and most of these bicycles are going to individuals at schools including Ceres Secondary School Morrisdale Secondary School, Laerskool Gericke, St Marks Primary School, Boy Muller Primere Skool Boplaas Primary Waveren High School Wolseley Secondary School, Witzenberg Primary School. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the hosting Schools Boy Muller Primary in Koue Bokkeveld, St Marks Primary in Prince Albert Hamlet and Wolseley Secondary School in Wolseley. We look forward to the distribution which takes place in Ceres on the 12th July 2019. Proud partnerships with Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) Pedal Power Association on the Bike4All project and Qhubeka Charity
World Bicycle Day is
celebrated across the globe on Monday 3 June and Cape Town’s bicycle advocates
came together to reward cycle commuters. Set up opposite Hartleyvale Stadium on
the Liesbeek Parkway cycle path into the Cape Town CBD, the team handed out gifts
to people cycling into town, capturing stories of everyday commuter champions.
One of the surprise
recipients of a reward was cycling enthusiast and Premier of the Western Cape, Mr
Alan Winde, who encouraged others to join in, get on bicycles and help reduce
congestion on our roads.
The group of advocates
included Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN Bikes), Cape Town Bicycle Mayor Lebogang
Mokwena, Bicycle South, Bike4All, Khaltsha Cycles,
Open Streets Cape Town, Pedal Power Association and Qhubeka. Through various programmes, we all
promote the use of the bicycle in and around Cape Town, believing it can
radically improve the city’s transport landscape, as an affordable and
environmentally friendly means of transport.
”I ride my bicycle to
work in Pinelands every day and besides the challenges – reckless drivers and
lack of safe cycling lanes – it sets my day on the right course, saves me money
and allows me to experience Cape Town in a complete new way” says Noluthando Mqadi
10 April 2019. Sandi Huskisson contacted Bike4All last week as they have a security guard who works long hours at their residential complex in Pinelands, who desperately needed a bicycle. Soyiso lives in Langa and walks to work everyday, as the train is not a safe option. He starts work at 6am and finishes at 6pm. We were lucky enough to be funded a bicycle by Malcolm, which made a very happy Soyiso today. He couldn’t believe the bicycle was for him. Thanks to Carmen and Sandi from the complex. Soyiso – enjoy your new mode of transport and stay safe. Pedal Power Association Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) Qhubeka Charity
Well done to BEN’s Sue Strybis who cycled her 1st cycle Tour. Here’s to many, many more happy cycle tours!
Words cannot express how proud we are of Louis de Waal (Founder of BEN) who completed his 41st Cycle Tour on Sunday 10th March 2019. Only 6 people have managed to complete all 41 cycle tours. Louis had the pleasure of tandem cycling with his Son Anton de Waal, and his other Son Paul at his side. Well done to the de Waal family.
On 21st February 2019 we distributed 12 Bike4All’s to the “Johnny Boys” of the Johnny Boy Foundation in Grabouw. Founder of the organisation, Beatrix Pickard-Cambridge, has spent many hours mentoring these boys. Part of their programme was to create recycle bins and build vegetable gardens. You are doing a sterling job in the community. Keep up the good work. This is all initiated through the Grabouw B E A U T I F U L Campaign partnered by Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) Pedal Power Association Qhubeka Charity.
We look forward to seeing more projects completed by the “Johnny Boys”.