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Cyclists clubs get bicycle donations

May 16, 2018 2 min read

MASERU - Five cycling clubs drawn from Maseru, Berea, Mohale’s Hoek and Quthing districts will each receive a donation of 20 bicycles value at M30,000 from Tumi’s Bikes, a local bicycle company. The Founder and owner of Tumi’s Bikes, Mr. Tumisang Taabe explained that the company is currently finalising negotiations with the clubs to which he will soon be donating bicycles to, in an effort to help them establish bicycle workshops in their areas.

Mr. Taabe said he identified High Riders Club of Ha Tšosane in Maseru, KTA Youth Bicycle Sales and Repairs in Khubetsoana, TY Bikes and Repairs in Berea, Jose Bikes and Repairs in Mohales’s Hoek as well as Mount Moorosi Bicycle Sales and Repairs after realising a need for area youths to be supplied with bicycles that will keep them busy while at the same time promoting the love of bicycle riding in the country.

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The workshops will be used to repair bicycles for area cyclists and to organise cycling competitions with the aim of raising public awareness on the positive economic and health impact of cycling. Up to date, Tumi’s Bikes has donated over 1,000 bicycles to the needy and vulnerable people, including school children in different districts. Some of the donated bicycles are from Tumi’s Bikes friends, Mike’s Bikes, based in the US. Some bicycles were donated by the American Peace Corps, who once served Lesotho working with the communities on projects in education and health services. Tumi’s Bikes was established in 2006.


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