All systems go for Cape Town Cycle tour, says race director

Everything is in place to ensure the success of the 40th annual Cape Town Cycle Tour, says race director David Bellairs.

Sunday 12 March will see the 35 000 local and international cyclists line up in Hertzog Boulevard to tackle the 40th annual Cape Town Cycle Tour.

The Cycle Tour is one of Cape Town’s biggest sporting attraction – as it’s the world's largest individually timed cycle race.

Bellairs says, despite some strong winds that knocked over stands located at the Expo at Cape Town Stadium, everything is running smoothly.

Things are going very well. We're very pleased. Things on the route are looking fantastic.

David Bellairs

He says cyclists are anticipating south easterly winds, but will be prepared for whatever comes.

Bellairs has commended the City of Cape Town for its support.

He talks about the weather forecast, the route, road works, parking for participants and the best view points for spectators.

Take a listen:

Meanwhile, author Tim Brink talks about the history of the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Brink has written a new authorised history of the event, which has been published by MapStudio.

The book is called Cape Town Cycle Tour, and Bellairs has described it as the best-researched and referenced history of the iconic event to date.

Take a listen:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Cape Town Cycle Tour road closures

Cape Town Cycle Tour road closures

A look at how roads will be affected during the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour this weekend.

What you can expect at this year's Cape Town Cycle Tour (No water wasting)

What you can expect at this year's Cape Town Cycle Tour (No water wasting)

Director Dave Bellairs says its all systems go and while rainy weather is expected, things are looking up.

CT Cycle Tour adds more entry spots due to demand

CT Cycle Tour adds more entry spots due to demand

You’re in luck. A limited number of unclaimed entries will be available on the Cape Town Cycle Tour website on Friday morning.

40th Cape Town Cycle Tour  - applications now open

40th Cape Town Cycle Tour - applications now open

Pippa Hudson speaks to organisers of the Cape Town Cycle Tour about entries, which differ slightly from usual

83-year-old rides his 4th Cape Town Cycle Tour to help street children

83-year-old rides his 4th Cape Town Cycle Tour to help street children

Fergus Kenny is 83 years old and about to ride his 4th Cape Town Cycle Tour.

47km instead of the usual 109km for the Cape Town Cycle Tour

47km instead of the usual 109km for the Cape Town Cycle Tour

The Cape Town Cycle Tour has been shortened due to the wild fires that so far consumed 5000 hectares of land since Sunday

Lavender Hill development cyclists to take part in first cycle race

Lavender Hill development cyclists to take part in first cycle race

Five young men from Lavender Hill are excited ahead of their first ever cycle race at the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Popular articles
News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

A News24 investigation has exposed how some of South Africa's biggest companies have been advertising on fake news websites.

Zille open to renaming Robben Island swim after 'nation-builder' Theo Yach

Zille open to renaming Robben Island swim after 'nation-builder' Theo Yach

Premier Helen Zille describes Yach as one of the most generous, warm, open-hearted and community-driven people she's ever known.

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone Viral'.

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

Anton Fourie says he used his phone to record the interaction to create awareness of what is going on in the community.

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Malema has accused the rogue unit of still being operational and Pravin Gordhan of working in the background against the EFF.

Funny Cape fashionista Nadia Jaftha making waves with her mom

Funny Cape fashionista Nadia Jaftha making waves with her mom

Fashion blogger Nadia Jaftha takes fans through her serious love of style, as well as her silly moments with sidekick mom, Nawal.