“Professional Events for Amateurs” – The Cape Rouleur, Cape Town Cycle Tour

One benefit of the worldwide cycling community is that it always gives athletes an opportunity to experience a number of professional events and ‘The Cape Rouleur’ and Cape Town Cycle Tour in South Africa is no different.

Starting from next week, The Cape Rouleur is a 5-day endurance road event that consists of over 5,000m of climbing and covering approximately 600 kilometres in distance.

The event is in a professional style with a full team of medic and technical support as well as road closures to ensure riders are safe on the mountains of South Africa.

The Cape Rouleur also allows riders to gain entry into the Cape Town Cycle Tour – the largest cycling participation event in the world.

Celebrating its 40th year, the Cape Town Cycle Tour will see over 35,000 riders pedaling over 100 kilometres through the African terrain which also includes the iconic Table Mountain as a backdrop.

Cape Town Cycle Tour have also created an initiative to raise funds for charity. Through the Fundracer online charity portal are able to sponsor a charity for their ride.

David Bellairs, Marketing and Media director at the Cape Town Cycle explains how a new step in technology has helped how athletes can track their spending with their charities.

“All the charities were specifically chosen so that there is a variety and that, when you donate through the platform, you know exactly where your money is going,” he said on the Cape Town Cycle Website.

“We’re hoping it will grow from here, so that one day all charities supported through the Cape Town Cycle Tour will be on this platform.”

The Cape Rouleur and Cape Town Cycle Tour are just two examples at how Australia can help out the whole community by integrating cycling.

Written by Vangeli Kollias

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