Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka have unveiled their 2018 jersey. The jersey changes to predominantly green and white with the bib shorts remaining black. Still emblazoned on the back is the Q trademark of Qhubeka.
A photographic portrait of Mark Cavendish by Scott Mitchell in the new jersey has been on display at the Cervélo booth at the Rouleur Classic and a once off print of the portrait has been framed in white and is being sold to raise further funds for the team’s charity, Qhubeka.
Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means “to progress”, “to move forward”. Qhubeka (qhubeka.org) is a global non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing education, health and economic opportunities by providing simple, sustainable transportation with bicycles.
Qhubeka uses the funds you help us raise through #BicyclesChangeLives to fund bicycles for recipients in their work-to-earn programmes.
Through long-term partnerships with Qhubeka’s implementation partners, people are able to earn bicycles through programmes in return for activities like bartering recyclable waste, cultivating indigenous trees, or improving academic performance.
A bicycle mechanic is also trained for each community in which 500 or more bicycles are delivered, creating new employment opportunities.
How a bicycle changes lives in Africa
• Riding a bicycle increases a person’s carrying capacity by 5x
• Over the same period of time, a person riding a bicycle can travel 4x the distance as someone walking
• For every 16km travelled, a bicycle saves 3 hours of valuable time