Team Bestmed-ASG, in association with LGR.biz, plan to create a rewards-based system for riders who perform well.
Rory Mapstone, who cycles for Team Bestmed-ASG in the masters 50+ category, says the introduction of the myTribez application will provide the team with incentives to improve their standards.
myTribez, created by LGR.biz, specialists in data analysis, is a social media application with a built-in rewards system, he explained this week.
“Team members will receive rewards based on race results, participation in sponsored events and their achievements in training goals.
“The rewards system is based on the Q-Dough points system. In the case of the team, Q-Dough is rebranded as Healthbucks.
“One Healthbuck equals to one rand. Team members can use the Healthbucks they earn to buy cycling-related merchandise and coffee at supporting coffee shops,” he said.
Rewards earned from various merchants appear in separate wallets in the myTribez application.
“The application (myTribez) manages where points can be spent, based on rules defined by the merchant.”
Mapstone said the application allowed merchants (companies involved in wholesale trade) who were not large enough to establish their own rewards system to attract a collective number of users.
The merchants decide how the users can earn rewards and how they can utilise such rewards.
Mapstone was fifth in his category in the 2017 Cape Epic and in this year’s Wines2Whales.
He also won his category in the Transbaviaans Race and finished first overall in the Liberty Waterberg Encounter.
Now he hopes to compete in his tenth Cape Epic in March and finish in the overall top 100 of the eight-stage race.
Never one to lower his sights, Mapstone also aims to repeat his Transbaviaans category win and finish on the podium in the Sani2c mountain-bike event.