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Heroes on Bikes; Providing Bikes for Essential Workers

Heroes on Bikes; Providing Bikes for Essential Workers

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Khaltsha Cycles together with Avalanche Bicycles, Pedal Power Association and Bicycling Empowerment Network (Bike4All) are coming together to raise funds to provide 40 bicycles to essential workers doing extraordinary work. Essential workers need safe, reliable and convenient transportation to get to our communities throughout the COVID-19 crisis. This is why we are raising funds to ensure each essential worker can attend to those that need help.

Our current focus is Cape Town, and should this be successful, we will continue to raise funds to expand it to a more significant number of workers. Donations will help change the lives of essential workers such as: 

- Nurses and healthcare professionals
- Community volunteers 
- Disaster management
- Municipal services - electric, water, gas
- Wildlife management
- Sanitation services
- Police, traffic & military
- Grocery store and food service employees
- Packers, packagers, and delivery personnel of essential goods
- Reporters and photographers
- First responders and emergency personnel
- Mental health and social welfare professionals

The bicycles, including spares and accessories, cost R3 500. Khaltsha Cycles with the support of Avalanche, Pedal Power Association and Bicycle Empowerment Network have subsidised the cost bringing it down to R2 500. Donations of any amount will be appreciated. 

Funds will be used to provide essential workers with:

- Avalanche Bicycle
- Bicycle lock
- Helmet
- Tube x2
- Patch kit + tyre levers
- Saddlebag
- Hand pump
- Lights combo

Saturday 30 May we handed-over 10 bicycles to essential workers in Khayelitsha and Langa. The beneficiaries expressed great gratitude and are already on the road putting the bikes to good use. With the support of Pedal Power Association and Bicycling Empowerment Network through Bike4All, we hope to raise 20 more bicycles making our target 40 bicycles. 

Let us unite and support our essential workers one bicycle at a time.

Donations

  • Jul 07, 2020 - R 2 500.00
  • "

    Great work

    " - Dragons Sports

  • Jul 06, 2020 - USD $ 45.69
  • "Finish line crossed once! Now go for the second stage!" - The Finisher

  • Jul 04, 2020 - USD $ 61.75
  • "Such an important initiative. Good luck guys." - Marco

  • Jul 04, 2020 - USD $ 30.88
  • "Thank you for the work you’re doing!" - Valerie Metcalf

  • Jul 03, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Keep going super champions! " - Tegan

  • Jul 02, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Great initative...keep up the great work!" - Lisa

  • Jun 28, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Excited by what you are achieving and by cyclists' response - let's get to R50K!" - Edwin

  • Jun 16, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "This is amazing, thank you for your efforts Sindile!" - JMK

  • Jun 14, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Good luck and stick at it." - A. Turner

  • Jun 13, 2020 - USD $ 63.30
  • "What a great initiative! Thank you, Khaltsha Cycles!" - Paulina Migalska

  • Jun 10, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Go for it, Sindile! Well done." - Fellow cyclist

  • Jun 04, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "All our essential workers, the real heroes in these difficult times." - Brendon

  • Jun 04, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Great project

    " - Amanda

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Wishing all Heroes safety while performing their duties" - Hassen Kajie

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 61.16
  • "Good luck from London UK - from a CTCT rider" - Robert Wes

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 250.00
  • "Go go go, this is wonderful!" - Tegan

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thanks for this wonderful initiative!" - Wim Gevers

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Good luck with this great initiative " - Robert

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Supporting our Heroes on Bikes" - Michael Aitken

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Love cycling ..." - Yay Cycling

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 30.57
  • "Great idea" - Kirsten

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Great initiative. Hope you expand soon!" - Edwin

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Great cause. Good luck" - Richard

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Great initiative" - Duncan G

  • Jun 02, 2020 - USD $ 151.13
  • "Great initiative Sindz - look forward to following your progress and news!" - Tink

  • May 31, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Great work Sindile!" - Steven B

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 41.84
  • "Incredible work! Sending love and best wishes from Washington, USA. " - Leila Mengesha

  • May 24, 2020 - USD $ 298.84
  • "Help for the Helpers! Fantastic idea!" - A Hero for Heroes

  • May 17, 2020 - R 2 625.00
  • "Incredible initiative. Hope it reaches far and wide !" - Anon

  • May 15, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Keep going with the great work Sindile!" - Lisa

  • May 11, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Well done!" - Rebecca

  • May 11, 2020 - USD $ 21.69
  • "I have been commuting to work for over 35 years: the very best form of transport. Quickly & healthy. So good to help our COVID-heroes in this way." - Thecla Goossens

  • May 11, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "What a fantastic campaign! Keep up the good work Sindile!" - Ali Pulker

  • May 10, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Let’s do this!" - Anon

  • May 10, 2020 - USD $ 572.05
  • "What a brilliant mind and active character! Thanks Sindile for this extraordinary initiative. TSIBA's parole to pay it forward is met perfectly!" - Martin & Barbara Siebold

  • May 09, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Hi Sindile. You continue to inspire me!" - Peter Kraan

  • May 09, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Real great initiative. May we all be there to help others. " - Wi

  • May 08, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    Keep up the great work and continue to help and inspire others!

    " - Anon

  • May 06, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Let’s ride! ... " - Leanne Brady

  • May 04, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "You never stop inspiring those around you! " - Anon

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 2 625.00
  • "What a fabulous initiative! I hope you inspire many more to contribute, Sindile!" - Anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 52 542.21

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 7 984.00
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Khaltsha Cycles aims to inspire and create cycling townships by enabling people to transform their lives and their communities through bicycling. 

Our vision is to increase ridership through social events, promote cycling mobility and to advocate for safe cycling.