Deloitte and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka

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Deloitte and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka

Deloitte and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka

Cycling is about passion, commitment, and teamwork. It’s about having the confidence to take on challenges and knowing that you have a team to rely on while striving for the best. Put it all together and it’s easy to see why Deloitte is a proud sponsor of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. The team rides for Qhubeka, World Bicycle Relief's program in South Africa and is changing the lives of African school children through #BicyclesChangeLives. #BicyclesChangeLives is about mobilizing people with bicycles for greater access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity.

The team made history in the 102nd Tour de France in 2015 as the first African registered cycling team to compete in the race – finishing 5th out of 22 teams. Eritrean rider, Daniel Teklehaimanot, became the first African rider to wear the prestigious King of the Mountain jersey, and Steve Cummings won the 14th stage on Mandela Day.

Douglas Ryder, Team Principal, said, "We are incredibly excited to have Deloitte become one of our main sponsors; Deloitte's mission is to help their clients excel and has a purpose to make an impact that matters. This is a perfect match for our team as we continue to ride to promote and develop cycling on the African continent and to support our #BicyclesChangeLives campaign through the Qhubeka charity. The technology collaboration between Deloitte and Dimension Data will help our team excel by becoming more connected and operationally efficient as we strive to be the best that we can be in the next phase of this team's incredible journey."

Join us in cheering on the team as we change the face of cycling and our communities.

Deloitte’s Global CEO for Consulting, Jim Moffatt, delivering bikes to students in Soweto, South Africa


A student in South Africa with his new Qhubeka bike

Deloitte's Impact

About Deloitte

Deloitte is comprised of over 220,000 dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world who collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax and related services to select clients. Deloitte provides industry-leading services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including 80% of the Fortune 500. Our people work across more than 20 industry sectors to deliver measurable, lasting results. Deloitte’s dedication to leadership extends beyond our clients and the commercial marketplace to our own organization and the communities where we work and live.

Deloitte makes an impact that matters

Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most for clients, for our people, and for society.

We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth.

We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture.

We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.

Our shared values guide the way we behave to make a positive, enduring impact:
Integrity
Outstanding value to markets and clients
Commitment to each other
Strength from cultural diversity

We are living our purpose through our sponsorship of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka

With our sponsorship of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, we will change the face of cycling for riders, fans, and consumers by leveraging cutting-edge technology. Our professionals are actively making an impact through well-being initiatives, philanthropic efforts, and fostering new global connections, all while improving their lives and their communities. By supporting the team and Qhubeka’s #BicyclesChangeLives campaign, we are unlocking growth and potential in the African continent, while providing South African school children a path to a brighter future.

Deloitte’s Global CEO, Punit Renjen, with Team Dimension Data’s Mark Cavendish, Mark Renshaw, and Bernie Eisel


Deloitte practitioners cheering on the team

CYCLING WITH CONFIDENCE
Deloitte’s sponsorship of Team Dimension Data aligns with our values and commitment to making impact that matters:


 

CONNECT.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Team Dimension Data is the first and only African-based professional team and is truly opening up Africa and its people to cycling and associated opportunities.

DO.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Qhubeka is a non-profit organization driving tangible change in the lives of people from education to commerce through cycling. Bicycles truly change lives.

MOVE.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Cycling promotes and reinforces a healthy lifestyle. Healthy bodies contribute to healthy minds.

GROW.

WORLD CLASS TALENT

Much like this team, Deloitte is a place where leaders thrive, talent aspires to achieve more than they imagine, and where we embrace the success of others.

SOLVE.

TECHNOLOGY CHANGES LIVES

We will change the face of this sport for riders, fans, and consumers through leveraging cutting edge technology.

 



Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means “to carry on”, “to progress”, “to move forward”. Qhubeka, part of World Bicycle Relief, mobilizes people with bicycles providing greater access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity. Through the #BicyclesChangeLives campaign, they are providing life changing impact for school children and families in Africa. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is the global champion for this campaign. The Team, known as Africa's Team, is unprecedented in the cycling world for its commitment to giving back to the community. As they ride to promote and develop cycling on the African continent, Team Dimension Data changes the lives of school children and families, paving the way for a brighter future. Our goal is to help Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka fund 5,000 bikes this year and 10,000 bikes next year. According to Qhubeka’s founder, Anthony Fitzhenry, “Having Deloitte involved with us is one of the most significant partners in our history.” Help us reach this bold goal for African school children.

"11 million students who walk to school in South Africa, half a million walk more than one hour in each direction."

1020 BIKES HAVE BEEN DONATED THIS YEAR

Our goal is to help Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka fund 5,000 bikes this year and 10,000 bikes next year

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D.CYCLE AND STRAVA

As part of our commitment to the health and wellness of our people, Deloitte launched D.Cycle, our global cycling community on Strava. The rapidly growing group has members from all over the globe, including casual riders, avid cycling enthusiasts, and everything in-between. Members of the group connect over group rides and by following each other’s rides on Strava. The D.Cycle group also plans to engage in fundraising and organized rides for Qhubeka and other charities. Our cycling community fosters meaningful connections, encourages wellness, promotes philanthropy, and serves as a platform for our employees to grow a global, inclusive network.

THE TEAM

Ryder Cycling founded Team MTN-Qhubeka in 2007. The team steadily worked its way up to become a leading Continental Pro team. In January 2016, the team was renamed Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. The team rides for a purpose to assist in developing cycling on the African continent with the goal to give talented African riders a path into the pro peloton while raising funds for the Qhubeka Charity.

Learn more about the team
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NEWS AND EVENTS

News

Louis Meintjes returns to Africa’s Team in 2018
August 16, 2017

Ryder Cycling today announced that South African cyclist, Louis Meintjes will return to Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka in 2018. Meintjes (25), placed eighth in the General Classification at the 2016 and 2017 Tour de France...

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Deloitte Providing Analytics To African Cycling Team For Tour de France
June 30, 2017

Deloitte has built a real-time race analysis tool for African pro-cycling’s Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, as part of an expanded sponsorship designed to...

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Deloitte and Team Dimension Data pair up to develop real-time analytics application ahead of Tour de France
June 29, 2017

Deloitte has extended its sponsorship of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, Africa’s first UCI Professional Continental Cycling Team....

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Events

Tour of California
May 11, 2017 – May 20, 2017

Cheer on Team Dimension Data at this year’s Amgen Tour of California from May 11-20. The Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course that traverses hundreds of miles of California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines....

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Tour de France
July 1, 2017 - July 23, 2017

The Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries...

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Passionate about cycling and want to learn more about the sponsorship? Email the Deloitte team

Press Release

Cycling, like consulting, is about passion, commitment, and teamwork. Put all that together and it’s easy to see why Deloitte Consulting LLP partnered to sponsor Team Dimension Data.

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