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MTN-Qhubeka deliver bikes to community - gallery

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The riders pose for a photo with the Qhubeka Buffalo Bikes

The riders pose for a photo with the Qhubeka Buffalo Bikes
(Image credit: MTN-Qhubeka/Jens Herrndorff )
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Matt Brammeier talks to one of the Rotor representatives

Matt Brammeier talks to one of the Rotor representatives
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After receiving the bikes the children would be back to school to continue preparing for exams

After receiving the bikes the children would be back to school to continue preparing for exams
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New sponsors Deloitte were present

New sponsors Deloitte were present
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Representatives from Cervelo with one of the children present

Representatives from Cervelo with one of the children present
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Kristian Sbaragli and Omar Fraile with one of the recipients

Kristian Sbaragli and Omar Fraile with one of the recipients
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The local press turn out to see the handover

The local press turn out to see the handover
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Rolf Aldag poses for a photo with one of the children who was handed a bike

Rolf Aldag poses for a photo with one of the children who was handed a bike
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A total of 10 bikes were handed out

A total of 10 bikes were handed out
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One of the recipients takes a ride on his new bike

One of the recipients takes a ride on his new bike
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Edvald Boasson Hagen gives one of the recipients a lift

Edvald Boasson Hagen gives one of the recipients a lift
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The riders arrive to hand out 10 bikes

The riders arrive to hand out 10 bikes
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The team listen to a talk from Qhubeka ahead of the visit

The team listen to a talk from Qhubeka ahead of the visit
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Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio joined the team for the ride

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio joined the team for the ride
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Mark Renshaw gets ready for the ride

Mark Renshaw gets ready for the ride
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Both Deloitte and Dimension Data were represented at the partner ride

Both Deloitte and Dimension Data were represented at the partner ride
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A member of Dimension Data poses for a photo with team manager Doug Ryder

A member of Dimension Data poses for a photo with team manager Doug Ryder
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Friends and teammates Stephen Cummings and Mark Cavendish

Friends and teammates Stephen Cummings and Mark Cavendish
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The riders listen to a Qhubeka talk

The riders listen to a Qhubeka talk
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Qhubeka did a brief talk with the team before the handover

Qhubeka did a brief talk with the team before the handover
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The team listen to some facts about the Qhubeka charity

The team listen to some facts about the Qhubeka charity
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Natnael Berhane and Merhawi Kudus listen

Natnael Berhane and Merhawi Kudus listen
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On Thursday, the MTN-Qhubeka team (to be known as Dimension Data in 2016) took a break from their training and paid a visit to a Cape Town community to hand out 10 Qhubeka Buffalo bicycles as part of the charity’s bikes change lives campaign.

After sitting in on a talk from the Qhubeka charity, the team headed west out of town from their central hotel for the handover. There were 10 children present to collect their bicycles, which they had earned by growing trees and giving back to the community. The Qhubeka charity are nearing their 5000 bikes target and are now looking to increase that again to 7,500.

Earlier that day, the team had also taken part in a short ride with their new sponsors and partners. Both Dimension Data and Deloitte were present en-mass along with several other partners. The ride happened a day after it was announced that the team had been awarded a WorldTour licence. It was also team manager Doug Ryder’s birthday, which meant that the riders were allowed to take a brief break from their usual diet to enjoy some cake.

Cyclingnews joined the team in South Africa this week, bringing you exclusive content from the training camp. You can take a look at their hike up Table Mountain earlier in the week and read our exclusive interviews with Mark Cavendish and Tyler Farrar as they look forward to the 2016 season.