Summer is finally upon us, the sun is shining (mostly!), the birds are singing, and there is no better time of the year to get some cycle training in for the next Cape Argus Cycle Tour… but with a full winter to get through between now and then, how do we stay in peak condition until next March?
The worlds largest timed cycle race, now officially called the ‘Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour’ (hope they don’t get any more sponsors on board or we’ll never fit the name on our new cycle jerseys!) takes place at the beginning of March each year, so those of us living in the northern hemisphere need to stay in shape right throughout winter… Unless, of course, we head to Cape Town a week or two before the event and do a week of intensive training along the Garden Route – which is exactly what we plan to do in 2015!
A fabulous cycling event that attracts over 35,000 professional and hobby cyclists from across the world, the Cape Argus Cycle Tour is suitable for international cyclists of every level, and as it is perfectly timed to coincide with summer in South Africa, you can combine this one-day event with a fantastic holiday in Cape Town, a self-drive trip up the Garden Route, or even a safari.
Our Cape Argus experiences to date have shown us that arriving in Cape Town a day prior to the event is not ideal, especially if you want your bike to arrive on the same flight as you, so we always head down a week or two prior to the event to do some training and enjoy the many activities on offer in Cape Town so that we are ready, willing and (hopefully) able to complete the 109km race along one of the world’s most stunning coastlines.
If you are thinking of cycling the Cape Argus Cycle Tour next year, please get in touch, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have, give you tips on the best training tours, and help you plan your trip to Cape Town, and who knows, we could even meet up for a celebratory beer after the race!