Team DORMA SA x 947 x Qhubeka

TEAM DORMA SA will be competing in the 947 Mountain Bike Challenge. The 40 strong team consists of staff, architects and quantitiy serveyors who will tackle the trail for a good cause.

Team DORMA SA x 947 x Qhubeka

As you know by now, DORMA South Africa is passionate about mountain biking and living a healthy lifestyle. The growing interest in our MTB Skills Clinics has prompted us to test the competitiveness of our staff and clients by forming a team for the Momentum 947 Mountain Bike Challenge. The 55km is taking place on Sunday, 8 November at Riversands Commercial Park. Next month, DORMA SA Ambassador, Nico Pfitzenmaier, will host an exclusive 947 skills clinic for all those participating as Team DORMA SA in the 947 Mountain Bike Challenge.

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Ride for a Purpose

The 947 Cycle Challenge encourages teams and corporate to cycle for a good cause. DORMA SA wanted an organization that embodies their ideals and we have found the right one. @TeamDORMASA will be cycling in aid of Qhubeka. Qhubeka’s mission is to uplift African communities by improving the access to essential services through bicycles. A quality bicycle provides access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity

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About Qhubeka

Qhubeka is an Nguni (Zulu, Xhosa) word that means “to carry on”, “to progress” or “to move forward”. Qhubeka helps people to move forward by giving bicycles in return for work done to improve communities, the environment or academic results. Having a bicycle changes lives by increasing the distance a person can travel, what they can carry, where they can go and how fast they can get there.

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Qhubeka’s goal is to uplift African communities by improving access to essential services through the provision of bicycles. Founded in 2005, Qhubeka has provided more than 40 000 bicycles to people in South Africa and is supported by leaders in the international bicycle industry, such as Trek, SRAM and World Bicycle Relief.

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Transportation is a fundamental element of development. Most Of Africa’s rural population has no access to transport and people have to walk long distances to access opportunity, education, health care, shops and community services. Rural school children are particularly badly affected by lack of mobility. In South Africa, of the 16 million school-going children, 12 million walk to school. Of these, 500 000 walk more than two hours each way, spending more than four hours getting to and back from school each day. Bicycles are the most effective and economical method of quickly addressing this problem.

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A world of opportunity is opened through the simple process of providing a person with a bike. They benefit by having more time for homework, chores, family, fun and ultimately their future.

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You can follow all the updates on Twitter and Instagram @Qhubeka and @TeamDORMASA

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