First-ever Cross Cape bike trail set to bring WC big bucks

A new cycling route has been launched with the potential to bring millions in revenue into the Western Cape economy.

Read more: Cross Cape cyclists discover dorpies and hidden gems along the way

The Cross Cape Bike Route spans just over 740km from Plettenberg Bay to Stellenbosch and is a part of provincial government's economic growth strategy, implemented by MEC for Economic Opportunities Alan Winde.

Author, editor and cycling enthusiast Tim Brink says that the trail is much more than just a single route and provides many opportunities for local tourism along its network.

Read: Economic Opportunities Minister takes to the road on a seven day bicycle tour

MEC Winde has been the driving force behind this network of trails. We are riding the artery that runs through the centre of it all.

Tim Brink, Editor at Ride Magazine

There will be tendrils that run off to different places, attractions and guest houses the whole way along.

Tim Brink, Editor at Ride Magazine

The race takes place between 12- 18 May and Winde will also be riding the route.

Find out more about dates, route and distances here.

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