Become a Donor/Sponsor
How can you help?
The PPA has, at the time of writing, over 600 cyclists on our database who come from previously disadvantaged communities.
Many of these cyclists cannot afford to buy a bicycle or cycling kit, and rely on donations made by you, our PPA member, or members of the public, so that they, too, can experience the joys of riding a bicycle in an event or as a means of transport to get to school or work.
In some cases PPA can assist these cyclists through project funding, but for every one cyclist we can assist, there are ten more who would take up cycling in a flash, if they could.
How can you help?
1. Donate your old kit
Bring us your old cycling kit, helmet, shoes and gloves and we’ll pass it on to someone who cannot afford to buy his/her own. Please make sure the kit is clean and repaired, if needed. In particular, there is a need for smaller sizes (suitable for children)
2. Donate your old/unused bicycle(s)
Do you perhaps have a bicycle gathering dust in the garage? Perhaps it is an old child’s play-bike, even one with training wheels? We know at least one person who’d love to put that bicycle to good use on a regular basis. Note: Bicycles must please be in good working order as most recipients cannot afford to fix a bicycle to get it in a roadworthy condition.
3. Donate your old spares/bicycle parts
If, like me, you upgrade your bicycle every now and again, there may be some bicycle parts lying in a box in the garage or a cupboard somewhere. Bring them to the PPA Office and we can give those to someone who needs it to get a bicycle in roadworthy condition again. If we’re lucky enough, we can perhaps even build a new bicycle out of donated parts!
4. Sponsor a membership
While the PPA offers vastly subsidised membership fees to cyclists from previously disadvantaged areas, there are many others who may need some assistance. If you’ve had a good year, why not help a fellow cyclist and sponsor his/her membership for a year?
5. Sponsor a development cyclist
As in Point 4, perhaps you can afford to assist a PPA member who is battling to make ends meet by sponsoring some bicycle spares/maintenance, event entries or the like? We’d love to put you in touch with one or more of these riders.
6. Sponsor an outing
How about assisting a group of cyclists from previously disadvantaged areas with an outing? Perhaps you can pay for a taxi and entrance fees to go and ride in a nature reserve or on a closed trail; perhaps you can lead a group of riders on a weekend ride and buy them some food/snacks and cooldrinks en route? There are many ways in which you can assist – please chat to us and let’s help you to do something nice for someone who may be in a less fortunate financial position!
MEET OUR FUNRIDE NUMBER SPONSOR!
Pop-Up Products is the proud sponsor of the 2012-2013 PPA funride numbers.
Pop-Up Products was established in August 2000, after the original owner and staff outgrew Le Shades – which had already been around since 1993.
They brought over all their wealth of experience to help establish Pop-Up Products and take us to the excellent position in which we find ourselves today.
“We are a proudly South African Company and promote an excellent work standard! Our products are of good quality and reasonably priced. We offer a walk-in repair service, if there is a fault with any of our products.
“As a mark of our success and sincerity, many of our customers and staff are still with us since the inception of the Company.
“We work with our customers to develop new products, so if you have an idea or are not sure whether we stock a certain product, please give us a call and let us see how we can work together to achieve your desired result. www.popups.co.za, email@example.com, (021) 511 8323″