The summer cycling season may be in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, but if you are already worried about hanging your bike up this winter, why not enjoy one last ‘hurrah’ with the Stellenbosch Cycle Tour!
Image Courtesy of the Stellenbosch Cycle Tour
A fantastic one-day 97km event that will take you through some of the most pristine winelands in the world, namely Stellenbosch, Wellington and Paarl, it is the perfect end of season race for international cyclists who love nothing more than combining their annual trip overseas with some cycling fun in the sun!
Set to take place on Sunday 11th December 2016, the Stellenbosch Cycle Tour attracts around 7,500 cyclists from across the globe each year, who descend on Cape Town just as summer arrives to enjoy this iconic and well-organised event.
If you are travelling from Europe, there are some fabulous flight and accommodation deals available that include everything from bike transportation and guaranteed entry into the race, to airport transfers and sightseeing excursions, and with the Pound GBP still holding fairly good against the South African Rand, the timing has never been better to visit this beautiful country.
To give you some idea of what you will be up against, here are the results of the 2015 event…
1st: Nolan Hoffman (Team Alfa Body Works) (02:20:10)
2nd: Evan Carstens (Team Giant Durbanville) (02:20:10)
3rd: Shameeg Sale (Team Cape Town Giants) (02:20:10)
1st: Anriëtte Schoeman (Team Africa Skills Bestmed) (02:33:54)
2nd: Jennie Stenerhag (Team Ascendis Health) (02:33:55)
3rd: Carmen Buchacher (Team Seattle Coffee) (02:33:56)
As you see, there’s not much in it! Could you do better in 2016? Come and find out in sunny Cape Town!