Let them ride! Three organisations empowering cyclists!

Pedal Power, Bicycling Empowerment Network and Qhubeka empowering cyclists!

Pedal Power Association (PPA), Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) and Qhubeka are proud to inform you of a historical bicycle distribution at Ocean View High School on 23 February. This initiative is part of a broader project that aims to establish fleets of bicycles in various schools in and around the Cape Town city. In this instance, 40 new bicycles will be handed over to the school. This is aimed at improving the commuting mobility of learners and expanding recreational options.

Apart from distributing bikes, the event will also celebrate an important three-way partnership that is developing between the Pedal Power Association (PPA), Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) and Qhubeka.

 At this event, BEN and PPA will introduce the #bike4all, a simple, robust, yet stylish bicycle suitable for both commuting and recreation.  Qhubeka will also be distributing their tried and tested Qhubeka bicycle.

B4A pic

 In preparation for the distribution of the bikes, two learners from the school have undertaken a preventative bike maintenance course at BEN. This ensures that the bikes handed over will be well maintained and enjoy longevity.

Let them ride!

As safety is of upmost importance, each learner receiving a bike will go through a theoretical and practical safety programme. The recipients will receive and be taken through the PPA/BEN ‘Cool Kid on a Bike’ safety booklet, before testing their new found knowledge on a track, complete with traffic signs and markings.

Ride says: If more learners can be given bicycles, taught to ride, and learn how to maintain their bikes, it is an empowering step to a cultural change. ‘Cool Kid on a Bike’ – we want to be that person 🙂