AWARD winning Carmarthenshire based IT Company BCC IT are pleased to see the local cyclist they sponsor become pro for World Tour Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, riding alongside former World and British Road Race champion Mark Cavendish and current British Road Race and Time Trial Champion Steve Cummings at the squad.
The South African registered squad are one of the 18 top tier teams competing within cycling’s World Tour and therefore have a guarantee invitation to all three Grand Tours in Italy, France and Spain along with many other prestigious races.
22-year-old Davies from Carmarthen who, before joining Team Dimension Data rode for Team Wiggins, became the first rider in history to claim four consecutive under-23 men’s British time trial titles. Davies has also had some impressive results while racing for Team Wiggins in 2016 & 2017, including 4th overall at the u23 Giro d’Italia and 2nd at the Tour of Alsace.
Hywel Ifans, Director of BCC IT said, “We are extremely proud to see Scott sign a professional contract with a top tier world cycling team. It is truly an honour to support and see his great achievements and look forward to seeing his continued development and future races. We are pleased to support the Bicycles Change Lives campaign #BicyclesChangeLives.”
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was founded in 2007 and became the first ever African cycling team to gain a WorldTour license, in 2016. The team has bases in South Africa, the Netherlands and Italy. It’s also known as Africa’s Team due to its focus on helping African talents to the world stage of cycling. The team races to raise funds for the Qhubeka Charity to change lives with bicycles in Africa.
Qhubeka was founded in 2005 and believes that mobilising people with bicycles can change lives through creating access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity.
In Nguni the name means “to carry on”, “to progress”, “to move forward” and uses the bicycles as a tool to create change by connecting people to schools, clinics and jobs. Communities with limited transport have restricted options, therefore, to date over 80,000 bicycles have been distributed to help people in South Africa to move forward.