It's been a very busy fortnight for us at Team Qhubeka ASSOS.
The 6th of April was the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace where cycling’s global governing body, the UCI, showcased our team for the work we are doing both in, and beyond the sport. You can read it here.
The Spring Classics have now come to an end and amidst some incredibly tough racing, our fight as a team shone through, punctuated by our performances at Gent-Wevelgem and De Panne. We will now use the following week to rest and focus on our goals on the upcoming Ardennes Classics.
Excitingly, ASSOS launched the Bicycles Change Lives Jersey earlier this week and so far, over 2300 have been pre-ordered! For every 5 jerseys purchased, funds for one Qhubeka bike will be distributed to a beneficiary in South Africa. The jersey has been incredibly well received and is beautiful, I can’t wait to see it out on the road knowing the impact it has made.
We're incredibly proud to work with partners who help bring our purpose to life and fans who are so passionate to support the change we wish to effect in the world.
Wishing you a great weekend.
Introducing the limited-edition Qhubeka-ASSOS jersey, featuring exclusive artwork from the Bicycles Change Lives design contest winner.
Behind the design:
Five fingers on one raised hand symbolize the HAND UP of Qhubeka, a global charity that moves people in Africa forward with bicycles, improving access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity. 🖐️
"The patterns and the colours of the African fabrics have inspired the design of the jersey, with the hand serving as the icon of the Qhubeka project.”
—Gianluca Tirassa, design contest winner
With €60 of every purchase going directly to Qhubeka, you can pre-order yours here.
What an exciting few weeks it has been, battling it out on the cobbles of Belgium and surroundings! Our team fought to the line every race and we're looking forward to taking on the Ardennes classics!
Peter Neirinckx, our head chef, gives us some insight into what it's been like cooking for the team during the classics, including the challenges of cooking for our four vegan riders! 👨🍳