Premier Winde will host Cycle Tour through West Coast

Premier Alan Winde embarks on a 3-day cycle tour spanning 239 km across the West Coast to donate 100 bicycles to neighbourhood watches.

From 16 February 2022, the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, will embark on a 3-day cycle tour, starting in Velddrif, which will cover a total of 239 kilometres.

During which, a total of 100 bicycles will be donated to neighbourhood watches in Velddrif, Vredenburg, Langebaan, Moorreesburg, Riebeeck West and Darling.

The Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, said: “The purpose of the cycle tour is to promote safety through mobility and will focus on what bicycles can do to connect communities and assist with service delivery. I am looking forward to these engagements following my State of the Province Address, where I will be focussing on the importance of ensuring a recovery that delivers jobs and safety.”

Premier Winde will be joined by Provincial Cabinet members, cycling activists and those involved in the promotion of mobility across the West Coast. “I am so grateful to all who will be joining me on this cycle tour. Thank you for setting an example for all in our province – highlighting the benefits that bicycles can bring in the Western Cape,” added Premier Winde.

The cycle tour will follow the conclusion of the reply to the State of the Province Address on 16 February, which will take place for the very first time in Velddrif – to bring parliament closer to the people.

The cycle tour will start in Velddrif, with numerous stops along the way in West Coast towns and will end off in Cape Town.

The donation of bicycles is facilitated through the Provincial Department of Transport and Public Work’s Provincial Bicycle Distribution Programme, which has previously ensured the donation of bicycles to enhance Scholar mobility, Community safety initiatives, support Small, Medium and Micro-Enterprises, promote Worker mobility, support food and medicine delivery, and related Covid-19 recovery initiatives.

Below is a breakdown of each day’s ride and activities:

Day 1 Wednesday 16 February 2022 (51 km)

A bicycle handover to neighbourhood watches will take place in Velddrif from 08:00 – 08:30.

The official start of the cycle tour will be marked by the firing of the starter’s gun, which will take place in Velddrif from 15:30 – 15:35.

Upon arrival in Vredenburg, a bicycle handover to neighbourhood watches will take place from 16:45 – 17:15.

Day 2 Thursday 17 February 2022 (100 km)

A bicycle handover to neighbourhood watches will take place in Langebaan from 08:30 – 09:00.

The start of the second day of the Cycle Tour will be marked by the firing of the starter’s gun and will take place in Langebaan from 15:30 – 15:35.

Upon arrival in Moorreesburg, a bicycle handover to neighbourhood watches will take place from 14:30 – 15:00.

The starter gun will again be fired from 16:05 – 16:10 for departure to Riebeeck West.

Day 3 Friday 18 February 2022 (88 km)

A bicycle handover to neighbourhood watches will take place in Riebeeck West from 08:30 – 09:00.

The start of the final day of the Cycle Tour will be marked by the firing of the starter’s gun and will take place in Riebeeck West from 09:00 – 09:05.

Upon arrival in Darling, a bicycle handover to neighbourhood watches will take place from 12:05 – 12:35.

The starter gun will again be fired from 12:35 – 12:40 for departure to Cape Town and arrival at the V&A Waterfront


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