As an NPC (not for profit company), Think Bike is funded solely through the generosity of sponsors, donations, sale of branded clothing items and membership. Offering membership plays a critical part in raising awareness of the campaign in the biking and wider community and provides Think Bike with a much needed income to be able to print safety information pamphlets, banners and stickers.
By joining the campaign as a Member, not only do you contribute funding to one of the most recognised and respected Safety and Awareness campaigns in South Africa, but you also become eligible to enjoy several other benefits that are offered exclusively to Think Bike Members.
Membership fees are payable annually, and is currently R190.
Apart from contributing funding that we hope will ultimately lead towards the creation of a safer riding environment, there is no other time or effort requirement from your side.
No, all international ID or Passport holders are welcome to join the campaign. We have members as far away as Australia that regularly keep in contact with us.
Please provide as much information as possible in the personal details fields as we use this information when we print your membership card. If you have no medical conditions and are not taking any medication, please indicate this by completing the field with “None” and if you have no allergies, please indicate this by completing the field “None Known”.
Once you have completed the form, you will be taken to screen that provides you with our banking details as well as the reference required to reflect on your payment so that we can easily trace it on our bank statements.
Each member receives a credit card style membership card that has been personalised with the member’s name, membership number & expiry date, medical information (as may be required for use by medical professionals in the case of an emergency) as well as ICE (in case of emergency) contact details.
Started as a Think Bike initiative, 2 of these reflective helmet stickers are included in the envelope when your card is posted to you.
Another Think Bike initiative, if you supply your blood type, 1 of these helmet stickers is also included in the envelope when your card is posted to you.
Various dealers and retail outlets around the country offer paid-up Think Bike Members discounts on various products and services. These discounts can only be obtained on production of a current membership card.
We will confirm receipt of payment by return email with 2 working days.
Your new membership card will be prepared once we have received confirmation of your payment, and will be posted to you by registered mail within 2 weeks. We have taken this precaution to ensure that all membership cards arrive safely at their destination! Confirmation of your tracking number will be emailed to you when it has been posted.
This tracking number can be used to track your card's postage progress online at www.sapo.co.za or by calling the SAPO Call Centre on 0860 111 502. Please note that it takes SAPO between 24 & 48 hours to update their system with your tracking number and that the letter should take between 4 to 9 days to reach you.
Once SAPO has confirmed letter arrival at your local post office, you can use then this tracking number to collect without having to wait for a white slip.
Should your registered letter be returned to us as an unclaimed item, we will notify you of this via email and we can re-post the card to you at a fee of R30.
No, while the Forum is the communication platform for the supporters and members of Think Bike, members are not required to be Forum users, nor are Forum users required to be members. A separate registration is required to become an active Forum user, and those Forum users that are also Think Bike campaign members are recognised by the member badge that appears above their avatars.
Feel free to keep an eye on the Membership Assistance thread on the Think Bike Forum where regular updates can found regarding the postage of cards and other membership related matters.