Provinces getting girls on bikes on the increase

Provinces getting girls on bikes on the increase

KZN Cycling’s Tyrone Johns has been involved with the District Development Project for a few years now, and has seen a significant increase in the number of female riders on bikes. In the Eastern Cape, Cycling South Africa’s Vice President and former Transformation and Development Officer Yster Xatasi chats about the newly formed Women’s Cycling Academy in Port Elizabeth.

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GO!Durban Cycle Academy Riders take junior honours in last weekend’s Roag Stihl Sharks Classic

GO!Durban Cycle Academy Riders take junior honours in last weekend’s Roag Stihl Sharks Classic

The GO!Durban Cycle Academy, which was launched in January this year, in an endeavour by the eThekwini Municipality to encourage and develop a culture of cycling in the city, is fast becoming a team to watch. Last weekend they notched up some impressive podium appearances at the Roag Stihl Sharks Classic that was held in Shongweni on Sunday (December 4).

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Khayelitsha cycling academy battles the odds, via eNCA

Khayelitsha cycling academy battles the odds, via eNCA

KHAYELITSHA - Bonga Ngqobane, owner of a cycling academy in Cape Town, is battling the odds to educate the Khayelitsha community about the sport. He has discovered that it requires plenty of financial backing and moral support for it to become a success. Ngqobane started the Bonga Cycling Academy aiming to raise funds for underprivileged schoolchildren from the Eastern Cape.

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Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka meets Kylemore learners as they take ownership of their new bicycles

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka meets Kylemore learners as they take ownership of their new bicycles

Today is a big day for 158 people in Kylemore in South Africa’s Western Cape province. Not only are they getting to meet the professional cyclists from Africa’s first World Tour team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, but they will also take ownership of their brand new Qhubeka bicycles, which they have earned by committing to growing indigenous trees as well as  improving their school attendance and performance.

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Second Runner Up prize for CODAH Cycling Club at Jack Cheetham Awards

Second Runner Up prize for CODAH Cycling Club at Jack Cheetham Awards

CODAH Cycling Club, (a project of the Children of Destiny at Home) which began in 2014, has come a long way in two years, getting more and more children from impoverished communities in Hammarsdale onto bicycles and instilling important life skills and values into their young lives. The recent Murray and Roberts Jack Cheetham and Letsema awards saw CODAH Cycling Club take home third prize, and a well deserved prize purse that came along with it.

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