HotChillee Ride Captain To Ride The Col Du Tourmalet On A Qhubeka Bike! - HOTCHILLEE

HotChillee Ride Captain To Ride The Col Du Tourmalet On A Qhubeka Bike!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve joined forces with Qhubeka and the Buffalo Foundation, with the aim to fundraise 500 Qhubeka bikes across our multi-day events in 2019.

We kicked off our fundraising attempt in spectacular fashion on the HotChillee Cape Rouleur earlier this year, with riders donating an incredible 200 bicycles, and we’re hoping to raise another 100 on the HotChillee Pyrenees this month (more about that below!)

The bikes will be distributed at a community ceremony in Kwanokuthula on the last day of the Rainmaker RollerCoaster 2019, our 7-day gravel adventure race from Swellendam to Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.

To find out more about the work that Qhubeka do in South Africa, click here.

HotChillee Ride Captain To Ride The Col Du Tourmalet On A Qhubeka Bike!
Ring a Qhubeka Bell for Bull

As part of the fundraising effort on this month’s HotChillee Pyrenees, Ride Captain Bull will be climbing the inconic Col du Tourmalet, the highest paved mountain pass in the French Pyrenees, on a 16kg, single speed Qhubeka bike!

The Col du Tourmalet, and it’s Giant will be familiar to many of you, as it is the most used mountain pass of the Tour de France with last year’s stage 20 finish being it’s 86th appearance since 1910.

With an average gradient of 7.4% for 19 km, maxing out at an eyewatering 13% in some places, it certainly won’t be easy, but we’ll be with him every step of the way, ringing our Qhubeka cow bells; a sound that anyone who has ventured into the Pyrenees will be familiar with.

You can join us by donating £25 to “ring a bell for Bull” and cheer him on as he climbs one of the most formidable mountain passes in cycling, and help us to change the lives of the people of Kwanokuthula!

HotChillee Ride Captain To Ride The Col Du Tourmalet On A Qhubeka Bike!

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If you’d like to know more about our partnership with Qhubeka and The Buffalo Foundation, or if you have any other questions about any of the above, please contact charlotte@hotchillee.com.