Rob PetersThis weekend around 35 000 cyclists will take part in the Cape Town Cycle Tour. Due to the fires raging in Cape Town, organisers have been forced to shorten and rework the route. We bring you all the road closures in effect this weekend.
Rob PetersThe Cape Town Cycle Tour may have been cut to 47km, but there is nothing stopping you loading up on on some much-needed fuel before taking on the historic ride this year. Check out these 11 carb-friendly spots in the Mother City!
FeaturedThe Cape Town Cycle Tour announced on Wednesday that the route would be dramatically cut as a result of the fires raging across the Southern Peninsula. Cycle Tour Director David Bellair said that the decision had not been taken lightly and that it was done so with the safety of the race’s participants in mind.
Maxwell RaniMost people know of Long Street and its sleepless nights, the lovely scenery of Camps bay and its wonderful restaurants, but have you ever felt like a tourist in your own city? I did when I was recently invited to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve in Stellenbosch.
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Cycling stars of the future. Photo by Deon Gurling Cycling enthusiasts, young and old, from all over Cape Town converged on Youngsfield Military Base on Saturday, March 13, for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Junior tour.
The Cape Town International Challenge, on April 10, will feature the first night time soccer match at Cape Town Stadium. Photo courtesy Jim Sher Cape Town Stadium will host a final test event for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, when four national under-20 teams take part in the Cape Town International Challenge on April 10.
This photograph of a couple strolling at Big Bay, Blaauwberg, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Louis Prinsloo aka louis.prinsloo.
Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, starts the action. Photo by Deon Gurling. The world’s largest timed cycle tour, The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, had the Mother City enthralled yesterday as more than 46000 cyclists braved the 109km route that stretched from Heerengracht in the CBD, through Newlands, Muizenburg and across the treacherous Chapman’s Peak down to picturesque Camps Bay.
Cape Town Tourism event reporter, Deon Gurling, took these action photographs of the 2010 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour:
This photograph of Camps Bay was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Tara Turkington aka flowcomm.
Lance Armstrong, cycling legend and cancer awareness ambassador, thanked Cape Town for hosting him while he was in South Africa for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour and to raise funds for cancer sufferers.
About 35 000 cyclists from around the world, including seven-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong, took part in Sunday’s Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. There was excellent spirit among the competitors, many of whom were more interested in the beautiful scenery and social side of the race, than their finishing time. Below, we picture some of the more colourful characters who took part: These three super heroes took on the 110km route in full regalia, despite the 26 degree celsius heat.
From left: Shane Mays, Patrick Sorrouw and Andrew Baker of King’s Park Cycling Team Cyclists and spectators at the 2010 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle tour have praised Cape Town for its hospitality, after a thoroughly enjoyable event on Sunday.
Cyclists taking part in the 2010 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour sprint for the finish line. Photo by Roy Barford Cycling legend, Lance Armstrong, finished ninth at the 2010 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour in Cape Town on Sunday, after being upstaged by several local riders.
This photograph of Cape Town central was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Adrian Bischoff aka ipickmynose.
This photograph of the Protea, our national flower was taken in a farm in Cape Town by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Keith Lyle aka staleyace .
Cape Town Stadium. Photo courtesy Michael Thorne Cape Town will further its 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup™ preparations next month, when it hosts the Cape Town International Challenge 2010, which will feature four Under 20 international teams.
A view from Lion’s Head. Photo by Mike Metelerkamp. It had been about a year-and-a-half since my last climb up Lion’s Head, so I jumped at the opportunity to join a group of friends who were going up last weekend.
Action from a previous event. Photo courtesy Ian Junor Cyclists and spectators at the 2010 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour will enjoy a warm, dry day out on Sunday, according to the South African Weather Service.
Long Street in Cape Town has an irresistible ambience and irrepressible spirit. It stretches out over more than 20 blocks in Cape Town’s central business district.
This photograph of a cloud-covered Table Mountain, taken from Lion’s Head, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Feifan Wang aka 4thethrillofit.
Photos courtesy Hyundai SA The Hyundai Goodwill Ball rolled into Cape Town at Canal Walk Shopping Centre on Friday March 5, 2010. The ball is one of 32 giant soccer balls travelling through 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup™ qualifying nations. At the ball’s many stops, locals and visitors have the opportunity to sing to the soccer ball and share their good wishes for their teams.
Cape Town Tourism staff spinning their wheels In support of the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, Cape Town Tourism invited those members who offer cycling-related products to exhibit at its new visitor centre in Burg Street.
Cape Town’s roads will make way for the Cape Argus Pick N Pay Cycle Tour this weekend. Photo courtesy Mark Auer Numerous roads in Cape Town and surrounding areas, will be closed on Saturday and Sunday because of the Cape Argus Pick N Pay Cycle Tour.
Photo by Skye Grove Cape Town Tourism hosted a photo competition to celebrate the month of love in Cape Town during February 2010. Team members were invited to submit a photo of the most romantic spot in Cape Town motivating why this place is special to them.
This photograph of fishing boats at Paternoster, Cape Town, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Peter Grobbelaar.
Rene Haselbacher. Photo courtesy Tony Rocha Austrian rider, Rene Haselbacher, won the first 106km stage of the 2010 Pick n Pay Cape Argus Giro del Capo invitational cycling event, held in Wellington yesterday. Haselbacher represents Team Safindit.co.za. Team Medscheme’s Malcolm Lange came in second, followed by Burry Stander of Team Specialized.
This photograph of the view from a hike above Constantia Nek was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Marie Viljoen.
Exploring new horizons. Photo courtesy Chris Bloomfield The ABSA Cape Epic takes place during the last week of March or the first week of April each year. This year the event will be hosted from March 21 to 28, 2010. It is the largest mountain bike stage race in the world, taking place over eight stages with the riders receiving food, water and energy drinks at the various feed zones during the race stages.
Lance Armstrong has arrived in Cape Town. Photo courtesy Eugene Wie Legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong arrived in Cape Town yesterday evening, despite a slight delay caused by passport problems.
This photograph of Cape Town Harbour was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member blerimi-prizren.
There is plenty rugby action still to come at Newlands this season. Photo courtesy Dplanet Cape Town rugby fans had much to smile about this weekend, as the Stormers thrashed the Highlanders 33-0 at Newlands on Saturday.
About 6 000 people took part in Gay Pride 2010, which meandered through the streets of Cape Town on Saturday, March 6.