July 22, 2015

Tour de Qhubeka

Images via Strava stories HERE

How awesome is the TDF? How ridiculous have MTN Qhubeka, presented by Samsung (official term used once here) been? The Qhubeka concept is close to me and how I feel. It gives back in a tangible way, which we have tried since the days of Pure Planet Racing and our athlete manifesto. We tried building food gardens, and that was too complex a task to really implement properly without a dedicated team, so the concept fizzled out over the years.

Step in Qhubeka and an easy way to make a difference. So I get stuck in yearly and make sure someone gets a bicycle on my behalf, without putting my hand up and saying so loudly. Qhubeka is a great way to get mates involved, much like Kev Benky, a mate of mine, has done when he climbed the height of Everest in a day, raising money for Qhubeka.

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Qhubeka are an integral part of the team and you too can make a difference. Cyclists and supporters should follow the MTN Qhubeka team on Strava, cycle and track their kilometers and tweet them using the #TeamMTNQhubeka. With the Tour de France coming to an end this week, the #TeamMTNQhubeka needs an army of legs more than ever! The kilometers will then be displayed to the riders in France, on a screen next to the tour bus, in real time showing them that the nation is cycling for them.

The main objective of this blog post is focussed on spurring on cyclists to take part in the Fanometer Challenge to support the riders in France.

You can find out more about that here: CLICK ME FOR RADNESS.

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Here are some images to run you through the process as well:

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Easy peasy, then:

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And finally:

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For more info and latest news on the team, please visit the campaign site –

Get stuck in, only a few days to go out there for the team, and they are lying in 2nd place overall in the teams competition, have already won a stage (Steve Cummings) and have worn one of the 4 coveted jerseys (Climbers jersey, Daniel Teklehaimanot) along the way. It’s been a rip-roaring TDF for the team already as we head into the Alps after todays’ rest day.

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Let the bravery of the team inspire you and get a big ride together with your mates for the weekend and get in there supporting our team on the road. It’s the last week of their biggest race to date and I, for one, am going to celebrate their success with my own rides.

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