It’s one of the anticipated sporting events not only in Cape Town, but renowned the world over. The Cape Town Cycle Tour is the largest, timed cycling event in the world and it’s getting bigger and better each and every year, with this year celebrating its 38th birthday and with exactly 35 000 cyclists from all walks of life and the globe coming together on Sunday, 6 March to compete for a title that is one of the most coveted in the cycling world.

The 109km route will test the toughest and is all done for a great course, with Pedal Power Association (PPA) and Rotary Club of Claremont being the main beneficiaries of the Cape Town Cycle Tour, it’s so great to see the city being involved in something that is of value to the lives of many people. Here’s a small insert of a story of a cyclist joined by many of his other members in this club of the story of how he managed to get into cycling in a township where it’s not the most popular sport, and brief glimpse into the frenzy that one can expect when you are at the Cape Town Cycle Tour.