Qhubeka Absa Cape Epic teams and partners distribute bicycles to Stellenbosch schoolchildren

Qhubeka Absa Cape Epic teams and partners distribute bicycles to Stellenbosch schoolchildren

On Saturday 23 March in Stellenbosch, bicycles were the focus of the day. Not only was the Absa Cape Epic – Africa’s untamed MTB race – starting and finishing in Stellenbosch, but 50 schoolchildren from Kayamandi High received brand new Qhubeka bicycles as part of a learn-to-earn programme. These bicycles are the first to be distributed of the 400 bicycles that have been funded in total by Qhubeka’s Absa Cape Epic teams (350 bicycles) and event headline sponsor, Absa (50 bicycles).

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How to avoid letting social pressure derail your training, via TrainingPeaks

How to avoid letting social pressure derail your training, via TrainingPeaks

Social pressure is everywhere in sports. Between social media, tight-knit race communities, and a naturally competitive environment, there’s no avoiding it! In a lot of ways, social pressure is what makes competition enjoyable and binds us all together as athletes, but in some cases it can actually hurt your progress. Let’s take a look at some common pitfalls athletes experience through social pressure, then address a method to turn each one around.

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Agenda 2020: Development & Academy Support Programme

Agenda 2020: Development & Academy Support Programme

Our sport has quite a way to go to be inclusive to as many of our people as possible and the industry has shown no penetration into traditional townships. South Africa is a country that needs enterprise development and job growth. Cycling can play its role in this process. We aim to take the sport to a new level of participation, whilst utilising the experience we have to develop and support academies and clubs in the previously disadvantaged areas.

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