40take2 it was Cycle tour time again and the weather was perfect.
Every year 35 000 cyclists train morning and evening to get up on a Sunday 11 March 2018 and ride the 109km Cape Town Cycle Tour.
The event began in 1977 and was to celebrate it’s 40th tour in 2017, however strong winds and extra pressures caused the event to be cancelled. So in 2018 the Tour was named the 40 Take 2. With all systems go, Rotary Clubs from across Cape Town woke up from 2am and started to work in setting up to marshaling, prepare the water stations along the route and get all the racers in to their groups ready to be set off every 2 minutes after 6am.
This year’s cycle tour was set off by Executive Mayor of Cape Town Patricia De Lille and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille with the professional teams who finish the tour hours before the last group even leaves the start line.
Wynberg Rotarians were once again marshalling their prime spot at the end of the M3 to Muizenberg. The event is successful due to the volunteers and Rotarians who make their time available for free to the event and do it well. Rotarians enjoy chanting the cyclists even giving encouragement like, “almost there just around the mountain” or “last hill, till Chapmans Peak” or even tempting them to turn the opposite way for free wine in the Constantia Valley.
In all the day was enjoyed by all Rotarians and the days was perfect for cycling. We will see you all back on the road in your yellow bibs next year same time!