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Cycling Weekly will be partnering with Qhubeka for a second year at the Cycling Weekly Awards. Qhubeka is using bicycles to change lives and improve access to schools, clinics and jobs.

Qhubeka moves people forward with bicycles. People earn bicycles through their programmes, improving access to schools, clinics and jobs. Qhubeka is a Nguni word that means “to progress”, “to move forward”. With a bicycle, a person can travel faster and further, and carry more.

In the face of extreme and persistent poverty bicycles can change lives by helping address socioeconomic challenges at the most basic level  – helping people to get where they need to go.

Meet Simphiwe, a boy whose life was changed by a bicycle.

Visit www.qhubeka.org for more information