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Dimension Data hand over 150 bikes to school children - Gallery

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Mark Cavendish poses with one of the school children

Mark Cavendish poses with one of the school children
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The Qhubeka Buffalo bikes

The Qhubeka Buffalo bikes
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Edvald Boasson Hagen brings in one of the bikes

Edvald Boasson Hagen brings in one of the bikes
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Some final adjustments from Mark Cavendish

Some final adjustments from Mark Cavendish
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Happy with her new equipment

Happy with her new equipment
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Full steam ahead

Full steam ahead
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Team manager Doug Ryder with one of the children

Team manager Doug Ryder with one of the children
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The children test out their bikes

The children test out their bikes
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One of the school children with her new steed

One of the school children with her new steed
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During their week-long training camp in South Africa, the Dimension Data riders and staff took the time out to head to a local school to hand out 150 Qhubeka Buffalo bikes on Thursday afternoon.

Since their inception, the team has been intrinsically linked with the Qhubeka charity, which is part of the World Bicycle Relief charity, whose aim is to mobilise Africa by giving them bikes. The team’s ambition was to raise enough money to put 5,000 people, a goal that was achieved earlier this season. The current total stands at just over 5,400 and their next target will be 10,000. The bike handover is a regular feature of the South African training camp, with other handovers taking place throughout the year.

The Dimension Data team is based in Cape Town once again for their training camp and travelled out to the Kylemore Secondary in Banhoek, Stellenbosch. All the riders were present, including Mark Cavendish, Edvald Boasson Hagen and new signings Lachlan Morton and Scott Thwaites.

The team will remain in South Africa until Sunday.