With major events like the Maluti Double90, PPA enjoys giving back to the local community. As such, PPA is committed to donate entry-level mountain bicycles, helmets and cycling jerseys to the community.
Riase one, match one
In 2018 PPA initiated the “raise one, match one” concept. Our Bike4All bicycles are worth R2000 each and include a helmet and high-visibility bib. If a team raises the funds (R2000) for one bicycle, PPA will match that with another bicycle. So if your team has for example 12 team members, each member only needs to contribute R167 towards the initiative for a bicycle to be donated. Even if your team cannot raise the funds for a full bicycle, all contributions will be gladly welcomed and your team’s funding will be added to another team’s contributions, which will again be matched.
20 Bicycles were donated to CCIA (Combined Churches in Action) in 2019. They are a registered NPO. They run a community development programme in the Clarens townships. They have built a haven for children called Bana ba Hlokang (Children in Need). This project serves underprivileged children in the Clarens community by providing them with a daily meal from Monday to Friday, as well as a place of care, learning and safety. There are 206 children currently part of this project.
The generous donation of 20 bicycles to the children of Bana ba Hlokang will be put to good use.
The children will be given the opportunity to learn to ride and thus acquire new skills and improve their confidence.
In keeping with PPA’s aim of ‘giving back to the community’, marshals are sourced from the service organisations like Rotary and Round Table in Bethlehem, assisting them to raise funds for their various charities.
Similarly, food for water points will be provided by the Clarens Community Forum, to raise funds for their various community initiatives.