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The new Velokhaya Cycling Centre opens.

Monday, December 14, 2015 Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy with the support of the MTN SA Foundation opened their state-of-the-art ICT and Life Skills Centre today. The centre was officially opened by the Hon. Mme Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu (MP), the Deputy Minister of Social Development. The centre boasts a gym with spinning bikes, reception area, library, workshop […]

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Simon Nicks completes the Leadville 100 miler

Congratulations to Simon Nicks in completing the, extremely tough, Leadville 100 mile (160km) MTB race in Colorado, USA on August 15. Simon’s time was 11 hours: 58 mins: 05secs – 1 min and 55 secs before cut off for the buckle! What a fantastic achievement (see pics below). Velokhaya supporter, Simon, received pledges of support […]

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Velokhaya’s new Life Skills Centre to benefit all.

July 29, 2015 Thank you to Cycling South Africa for posting this article regarding the exciting new developments at Velokhaya.       In a ground breaking ceremony in Khayelitsha last week, Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy with the support of the MTN SA Foundation launched their state-of-the-art ICT and Life Skills Centre, with construction starting […]

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MTN Foundation SA’s ‘ground breaking’ ceremony for new Velokhaya clubhouse

Monday, July 20 2015 The MTN SA Foundation, in support of Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy, aims to promote education, transformation & the development of safe cycling in previously disadvantaged communities of South Africa. Together, their goal is to uplift communities and encourage learners through education within the ICT framework by making ICT resources available and accessible […]

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Race news from the weekend.

27 April, 2015 It was another stellar performance from our Velokhaya riders racing at various events around the country. In Mpumalanga, Simphiwe Mhlakaza and his race partner Phumlani Khubeka took the honours in the B batch at the MTN Panorama tour and the winning duo from the previous day (Simphiwe and Zuko) are now 2nd […]

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Western Province Road Championships – 2015

April 8, 2015 Velokhaya LCA riders recently participated in the 2015 Western Province Road Championships held at Lady Lock in Wellington. Our riders did exceptionally well in their respective categories with junior cyclist Bantu Maqube taking bronze. Velokhaya Rand Water Competitive cyclists Mthetehlei Boya took silver and Siyabonga Somchiza bronze in the U23 age group […]

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Donation from Evolution Holdings

March 27, 2015 Another blessing arrived at Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy in March, with 30 brand new Mountain and BMX bikes donated to the academy by Evolution Holdings CEO, Marc Ackermann. This awesome gesture transpired after the recent Cape Town Cycle Tour pre-race dinner hosted at the Ackerman-Berman house by the YPO ‘Young Presidents’ Organisation’ […]

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Canadian Tire and Gatehouse Commercials donation.

March 2015 Velokhaya recently grew thirty bikes richer – with kiddies bikes to the value of over R15000 donated by Canadian Tire and Gatehouse Commercials. This gesture couldn’t have come at a better time to equip our youngsters ranging from 6-11 years of age as we have experienced an increase in numbers wanting to join […]

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