On Sunday, 4 March, the Cape Town Stadium Precinct will throng with tots on trikes and tweens on bikes. The Cape Town Cycle Tour Junior fun ride is one of Cape Town’s favourite family events.
David Bellairs, Marketing, Media and Sponsorship Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust says, “This event is huge fun, with loads of entertainment for the kids, many of whom dress up for the occasion. Set in the safe, controlled environment of the Cape Town Stadium Precinct, the Cape Town Cycle Tour Junior has three distances to suit all ages, skill and fitness levels. It’s a great family day out, and an opportunity to show youngsters how much fun the challenge of healthy pursuits like cycling can be.”
There are three routes for six different age groups: The 1.3km route is for littlies up to the age of 6 and a parent must accompany them on foot. Older kids between the ages of 6 and 12 years can buzz around the 4km or 7km routes (parents may accompany their children on a bike). For the 4km and 7km routes, riders must remember the most important rule: no helmet, no ride!
Dress up as a pedalling princess or favourite character, a superhero or a superstar and bedazzle your ride (parents/ guardians/family are welcome to dress up and bedazzle their rides too!).
Number collection will take place at the Canal Walk Centre Court between 1 and 3 March from 09h00 to 21h00.
“While the Cape Town Cycle Tour is for anyone aged 13 older,” says Bellairs, “the Cape Town Cycle Tour Junior event is for everyone younger than that. It’s not a race but a fun ride, and all our little participants get a medal. There’ll be magicians, lucky draws, and a host of activities. I never miss the Cape Town Cycle Tour Junior – it is one of the happiest events for little ones in Cape Town.”
Date: Sunday, 4 March 2018
First Start Time: 08h00
Venue: Cape Town Stadium Precinct
Number Collection: From 1 – 3 March, Canal Walk Centre Court
Distances: 1.3km, 4km & 7km
1.3km distance – R150 per entry
4km and 7km distances – R 200 per entry
One accompanying adult (Co-Pilot) is included in each entry fee. A fee of R50 will be charged for an additional Co-Pilot.
Entries are only available online. Visit https://www.capetowncycletour.com/lifecycle-week/junior/ to enter and for more information.
Author: Mariska du Plessis
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