Recently, Q36.5 and Breitling began a collaboration to design a complete custom cycling kit developed specifically for this world-renowned company which produces high precision timepieces.
This exclusive Equipment will have its’ debut at the Coronation Double Century race in South Africa at the end of November. Some of the best triathletes in the world, Jan Frodeno, Chris McCormack and Daniela Ryf, will all be riding together with Georges Kern, the CEO of Breitling, on this charity team.
The goal of this exciting team is to raise money for Qhubeka, a charity dedicated to providing bicycles to people living in communities that have limited transportation options. These bikes will allow people to get to schools, health-care centers and places of work.
The name Qhubeka means, appropriately, “to move forward.” Bicycles are remarkable agents of change – they allow their riders to get to the places they need to go and do things that are difficult without transportation, such as fetching supplies, traveling to school or work, or providing emergency relief after a disaster.
Breitling CEO Georges Kern is proud of the initiative, saying, “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. We look forward to encouraging the recipients of these bicycles to work together to improve their lives.”
Breitling aims to generate enough funding at the Coronation Double Century to donate 500 bicycles to Qhubeka.
There are also some unique opportunities for anyone who wants to help Breitling in its support of Qhubeka. They can do so by purchasing one of 77 limited-edition Breitling Colnago C64 bicycles. The profits from the sale of each bike will benefit Qhubeka. It is also possible for individuals or groups of friends to support Qhubeka by buying the exclusive Breitling Q36.5 cycling clothing and undertaking their own missions to raise awareness and financial support for Qhubeka and their incredible work. These cyclists are invited to share the details of their missions on Breitling’s Strava club page.
Q36.5 is proud to be part of Breitlings’ project #squadonamission.
Discover this unique cycling Equipment: www.q36-5.com/breitling/