Entries tagged with “Cape Town Cycle Tour”.

Tomorrow the 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour, more commonly referred to as The Argus after its former media sponsor, will be held in Cape Town, a year after the race had to be called off due to extreme wind speeds. No such action is likely tomorrow. The event planners have gone out of their way to make it as water-friendly as possible. It is surprising that Cape Town appears so empty, and that so few cyclists have been seen on the roads this year. (more…)

The Sweet Service Award goes to the people of Cape Town, who came to the party in donating clothing, food, beverages, and bedding for the residents of Imizamo Yethu, who were left destitute after a devastating fire this past weekend. Donations were dropped off at the fire stations in Sea Point and Hout Bay, at Pick ‘n Pay outlets, at La Parada Constantia Nek, and at schools in Hout Bay. A collection drive on Ryan O ‘Connor’s Breakfast Show on Kfm on Monday raised in excess of R1 million alone. All non- perishable foods and (more…)

imageIn order to stimulate Tourism in the Western Cape, a new Cycling Route between Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay is to be established over a five-year period, Western Cape Minister of Tourism Alan Winde has announced. It will contribute to his goal of attracting 100000 cycle tourists to the province every year.

The project is a joint venture between the  (more…)

Argus Cycle Tour finishThe Sweet Service Award goes to the Cape Town Cycle Tour and its 35000 participants who took it in their stride to participate in the much-shortened ‘Solidarity Ride’ cycle race last Sunday, the route change resulting from the devastating fires in areas of the cycle route last week.  Many cyclists wore red, to honour the firefighters in working so hard in fighting the many fires in the South Peninsula last week. (more…)

Argus Cycle Tour finishFor the first time in the 38 year history of the Argus Cycle Tour the temporary 47 km route this year will be less than half of the standard 109 km route, due to the devastating fires raging in the South Peninsula, an important part of the Argus Cycle Tour route.

The Route reduction comes ‘in solidarity and support for those affected by the tragic fires burning on the mountains around Cape Town‘.  Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities and keen cyclist Alan Winde has requested participants to wear a red arm band, to demonstrate their solidarity. (more…)

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Cape Town’s biggest sporting event, the Cape Argus Cycle Tour, has been renamed the Cape Town Cycle Tour for 2015.  Entries for the Cycle Tour open today.

*   Infamous Irish chef and now restaurant consultant Conrad Gallagher, who left Cape Town under a cloud of debt, has set up shop in the Mother City again.  His website proudly brags about the restaurants to which he consults (a photograph he uses on his website is taken in chef’s uniform at the Table Bay Hotel).

*   Ajax Cape Town will make the Cape Town Stadium its new home ground for the next three soccer seasons, after a deal with the City of Cape Town, which was approved yesterday.  Councillor Garreth Bloor, Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events, and Marketing, said the deal was part of the City’s goal to build (more…)