Cape Town - On Saturday, November 24, Breitling, together with their triathlon squad and other world-class
athletes from across the various cycling disciplines will take on
the Coronation Double Century race in Swellendam to
celebrate the funding of 500 bicycles for Qhubeka.
the banner #SquadOnAMission, Breitling’s all-star squad includes:
Kern, Breitling CEO
Frodeno, German triathlete, Olympic gold medallist and multiple Ironman world champion
Ryf, Swiss triathlete, multiple Ironman world champion
McCormack, Australian triathlete, multiple Ironman world champion
Schildknecht, Swiss triathlete, Ironman champion
Schurter, Swiss mountain biker, seven-time world mountain bike cross-country champion and Olympic champion
Nibali, Italian road cyclist, winner of all three cycling Grand Tours
The partnership between Breitling
and Qhubeka will help to fund bicycles for Qhubeka learn-to-earn and
work-to-earn programmes across South Africa. Qhubeka is a South African charity
that moves people forward with bicycles, helping them to travel further and
faster, and carry more.
CEO, Georges Kern says, “We have so much respect for the work Qhubeka does.
They donate bicycles to people whose lives are changed in meaningful ways. A
bicycle can take someone to school or work or a clinic - these donations can
be, literally, a matter of life or death, and we’re thrilled to be able to use
our mission to support Qhubeka’s vision.”
Phaweni, Qhubeka Executive Director, says, “We are thrilled that Breitling are
supporting us through this Squad Mission. We share a belief in teamwork, being
driven by purpose and an appreciation for the ways that bicycles change lives.
We wish the squad well on its first mission!”