• 4 January, 2019

A Mabote based bicycle company Tumi’s Bikes is currently awaiting the arrival of a donation of over 500 bicycles from its American friends, an association called Working Bikes.

According to Tumi’s Bikes founder, Tumisang Taabe the company is patiently waiting a consignment of 587 bicycles that are expected to arrive in the country before Sunday this week from their friends based in Chicago in the United States of America (USA).


Taabe explained that once the bicycles arrive in the country, his company will continue with its mandate of giving them to needy youngsters and also focus more on the already established six bicycle shops in the country that will be used to easily distribute the bicycles to the people.


Tumi’s Bikes was established in 2006 with a vision of promoting the use and love of bicycles in the country among youths in a bid to help them stay away from committing criminal offences.
It has so far helped youth from the districts of Maseru, Mafeteng, Mohale’s Hoek and Semonkong to establish own bicycle shops which the company helps by donating bicycles to them.


Bicycle shops owners are also expected to repair bicycles in their respective districts and sell their spare parts in order to make a living.
Tumi’s Bikes has so far donated over 3000 bicycles to needy people countrywide some of which were a donation from another American company named Mike’s Bikes and from the American Peace Corps who served Lesotho working with the communities on projects in education and health services.

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