Jan Frodeno, Chris “Macca” McCormack, and Daniela Ryf, members of Breitling’s Triathlon Squad, will participate in the Coronation Double Century bicycle race in Swellendam, South Africa, at the end of November 2018.
The triathletes will be joined by Swiss mountain biker, seven-time world champion, and multiple Olympic medalist Nino Schurter and Ironman champion and duathlon specialist Ronnie Schildknecht. In Swellendam, along with Breitling CEO Georges Kern and around 30 other Breitling cyclists, they will be raising money in support of Qhubeka, a South African charity that moves people forward with bicycles – improving their access to schools, health-care centers, and places of work.
Proud of the initiative Breitling CEO Georges Kern said, “We have so much respect for the work Qhubeka does. They donate bicycles to people whose lives are changed in meaningful ways. A bicycle can take someone to school or work or a clinic – these donations can be, literally, a matter of life or death, and we’re thrilled to be able to use our mission to support Qhubeka’s vision.”
Anthony Fitzhenry, the founder of Qhubeka, is also excited about Breitling’s support. He said, “We are delighted that Breitling has come on board as a bicycle donor to Qhubeka. We completely buy into Breitling’s #squadonamission, where teams are fueled by camaraderie and driven by purpose. Like Georges Kern and his Breitling team, we also believe that more is accomplished working together than alone. This is why we partner with the private, public, and civil sectors to boost our ranks as we distribute the bicycles. To date, we have distributed 90,000 bicycles to help people travel further and faster, and carry more.”
Breitling aims to generate enough funding at the Coronation Double Century to donate 500 bicycles to Qhubeka.