Scicon, sponsor of MTN-Qhubeka cycling team have launched a distinctive yellow and black saddlebag along side the teams other sponsor Qhubeka, with all profits going to help mobilise people on bicycles in South Africa.

Qhubeka who is a non-profit organisation that provides bicycles to people in exchange for work done to improve communities, the environment or academic results, is set up to help South Africa’s most rural areas who have no access to transport.

Scicon and Qhubeka joined forces via the UCI register cycling team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung who say that bikes are the most effective and economical way of quickly addressing the problem in South Africa.

Douglas Ryder, Team MTN-Qhubeka Principal says, “We’re constantly trying to look for practical ways to grow the Qhubeka brand and the saddlebag one seems so simple yet it’s so effect”.