The Pedal Power Association (PPA) is one of the Cycle Tour’s two founding trustees, along with Rotary Club Of Claremont, and our association actually came into being as a result of the running of the first Cycle Tour back in 1978. We remain committed to the principles established four decades ago – to promote cycling and the interests of cyclists – and it’s here that we need your help … and your money … R100 of it.
YOUR DONATION OF R200 will make a significant contribution towards bike mobility in South Africa.
For us, bicycles are not just about sport, recreation and keeping fit. They are also the ideal cost-effective transport, especially for short trips to the school, shop or work. Through our Bike4All project we aim to change mobility in South Africa by:
Bicycle distribution We distribute sturdy, robust bicycles for commuting, and BMX bikes for kids and teenagers. Members of the public and business have come on-board too and for every bike they have funded for donation, we have matched with another bike. Through their generosity, in 2018 we were able to distribute over 2 200 bikes.
And get more than just a bike Along with a new bicycle, recipients also receive a helmet, instruction on safe cycling and mechanical support to make sure their bike remains useable and safe.
PPA Stay wider of the Rider Safe Cycling Campaign
In order to promote bike mobility we advocate for safer road conditions for all cyclists. The campaign which was established in 2014, has expanded to reach commuting cyclists in the Western Cape, Gauteng, Free State, Eastern Cape, KZN and North West. We have handed out more than 50 000 reflective bibs and lights to commuters in disadvantaged communities.
We constantly arrange awareness rides to highlight the importance of safety of cyclists as vulnerable road users in South Africa.
Liaison with local and national government and related organisations will hopefully lead to safer conditions. We continuously follow up on court cases to see that justice prevails.
Regular sticker handouts focus on drawing the attention of motorists to the fact that cyclists are vulnerable road users and should be passed wide.
Visibility is key on the road and we encourage recreational cyclists to wear bright visible jerseys and reflective gear.
SO COME AND JOIN US
By donating an annual amount of R 200 you’ll become an acknowledged PPA Supporter whose generosity goes beyond your own enjoyment of our sport. And as a non-profit organisation dedicated to all SA cyclists, a donation to the PPA is a guaranteed way of making your money does exactly what you intended.
- We need a bigger voice when it comes to lobbying government. The more pressure we can apply, the greater the chances we have of getting more South Africans on bicycles and making our roads a safer place to use them … and your donation will help make that happen.
Become a PPA Supporter and be part of the change.