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The Absa Cape Epic for Qhubeka Powered by Zwift, aims to raise funds for Qhubeka, enabling them to donate Buffalo Bikes to communities in need in South Africa.


Bicycles change lives.

A statement that has become the motto of the Qhubeka charity - a global charity that moves people forward with bicycles in Africa.

At Qhubeka, people earn bicycles through various programmes, and in so doing, improve their access to schools, clinics, and jobs. But how? The answer is simple. A bicycle helps people to travel faster and further, to generate income, and to carry more. In the face of extreme and persistent poverty, bicycles can change lives by helping to address socioeconomic challenges at the most basic level – helping people get where they need to go.

The Absa Cape Epic, taking place from 17-24 October 2021, sees riders from around the world descend on the Western Cape to race their mountain bikes through the famed trails. Each year, the event and its riders raise funds for official, and personal, charities; the Absa Cape Epic for Qhubeka Powered by Zwift is your chance to honour the 8 days of the Absa Cape Epic and help raise funds for a cause that sees more people on bicycles. 

The Absa Cape Epic for Qhubeka Powered by Zwift aims to raise funds through organised Zwift events promoting fundraising on behalf of Qhubeka. The funds raised will assist in purchasing Buffalo Bikes, the bikes will then be donated to communities in need in South Africa.

Here's how to get involved

From 4 October 2021, join in any of the Absa Cape Epic for Qhubeka rides on Zwift and listen to the Zwift Turbo Podcasts as you ride, or race, an in-game Buffalo Bike.

The races will take place every hour over 8 days, and you can ride at your own pace or race against anyone who tries to make a break!

Several famed guests have joined the Zwift Turbo Podcasts and you'll be able to listen and gain valuable cycling-related insight from individuals including: