Get on Your Bike and Cycle Cape Town, South Africa in 2013!

The London Olympics are finally over, the flame has been extinguished, and it is time for those of us who used the event as an excuse to lie in front of the TV munching popcorn, to pack away our family sized snacks, and get out in the fresh air, and enjoy the remains of what many are calling a ‘Great British Summer!’

The Olympics has left a lasting legacy for the people of the United Kingdom, and if you feel inspired to get ‘out there’ and get in shape, then why not combine your 2013 holidays with the ultimate cycle challenge – a 109km ride around Cape Town!

Image source – Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust

The roads of South Africa’s Mother City are closed off once per year for this ‘massive’ cycling event, where 35,000+ cycling pro’s, wannabe’s and newbie’s, hit the roads in a bid to complete this gruelling yet beautiful circuit.

Image source – Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust

Taking you through the city, across the Wine Lands, over seaside villages, and along coastal highways, this is possibly the most scenic route in all of Cape Town, and you have the unique opportunity to cycle it at your leisure.

Attracting movie stars, pop stars, and sports professionals from across the globe, the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour will open for registration on 1st September 2012, and anyone over the age of 13 years can join in.

Image source – Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust

The next Cape Argus will take place on Sunday 10th March 2013, and if you like the idea of combining a holiday in South Africa with a scenic cycling tour, then you still have over 6-months to prepare and get in shape.  Competitive cyclists can apply to be seeded in one of the faster categories, while those competing for fun rather than medals will be automatically seeded by 31st January 2013.

Image source – Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust

The month of the March is one of the best times of the year to visit Cape Town, and while the temperatures can still reach 30 degrees during the day, the evenings are cooler and less oppressive than in the peak summer months of December & January, so the timing for your South African adventure could not be better!

Image source – Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust

All major airlines will transport your bicycle to Cape Town for a nominal fee, and providing it is packed in a suitable bike box, it will arrive in perfect condition along with your luggage and willpower!

As we will be taking part in the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour ourselves, we are more than happy to offer tips and advice to anyone interested– so go on, get on your bike, and make 2013 your year to cycle Cape Town!



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