As an NPC (not for profit company), Think Bike is funded solely through the generosity of sponsors, donations, the 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.
How much is Membership?
The Membership fee is payable annually and is currently R190.
Do members also have to be volunteers?
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 required from your side.
Is membership only open to SA ID holders?
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.
Why do I need to complete all the details?
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”.
How do I make payment?
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.
What do I get for my R190?
- Membership Card
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. Lost or stolen Membership Cards can be replaced at a cost of R30 by contacting email@example.com
- Do not remove Helmet Stickers
Started as a Think Bike initiative, 2 of these reflective helmet stickers are included in the envelope when your card is posted to you.
- Blood Type Helmet Stickers
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.
What happens after I fill in the Online Form?
On completion of your Membership form, a system generated email will be sent to you immediately to the email address you have provided on your form. This email will contain a copy of the details you have provided, please check that the details contained in the email are correct. Should there be any updates or changes required, please notify us within 24 hours as these details are used to print your membership card. If you do not receive your welcome email, please contact the membership team at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can track your email.
Your membership will be activated when we received your proof of payment. Once payment is made please email your proof of payment to email@example.com.
We will confirm receipt of payment by return email within 2 working days.
How do I get my Membership Card?
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 the 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.
Lost or stolen Membership Cards can be replaced at a cost of R30 by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Is membership to the campaign the same as being a registered user on the Think Bike Forum?
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.