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A rough ‘Qhubeka’ ride for a very good cause

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On Sunday February 5, eight learners from King David Victory Park and Linksfield set out on a 50km bicycle ride around the Cradle of Humankind near Magaliesburg.
by JOSHUA AND GAVRIEL NOSSEL | Feb 16, 2017

What made this ride different is that we were riding on 20kg single gear Qhubeka bikes.

The reason for the ride was to raise money to donate the bicycles to help learners in disadvantaged areas get to school.

Qhubeka, which means “to move forward”, is an organisation which helps communities progress by giving them bicycles. Their motto is: “Bicycles change lives”. Of the 17 million children in South Africa, 11 million walk to school, with half a million walking more than an hour daily each way.

This impacts concentration, learning ability and attendance, and ultimately school completion.

We managed to raise over R30 000 in just four days, which will help nine learners get to school daily.

The response we received through donations and messages via social media, really inspired us on the tough hills in the heat of the day. This was a great experience for all of us.

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