Updated: Jul 3, 2018
Press Report Cape Town Cycling Tour
A record 130 cyclists from The Sports Trust Development Cycling Programme competed in the year’s Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT), and 124 of them completed the race. Times of 3:06:15 and 3:10:58 were achieved by Olwethu Nodolo and Vuyolwethu Nkomo, both from Khayelitsha. Nine of them achieved sub 3:30 times, which is an outstanding achievement. Men’s winner Nolan Hoffman came in at 2:37:30.
‘It was an incredible day in the most perfect of conditions and for each of the cyclists it was their own special journey,’ says Mike Tippet, the Cycling Development Manager for The Sports Trust. The elite riders came in at about the 1200 mark out of the 35 000 cyclists in this year’s CTCT. They would naturally have preferred sub-3hour rides and they will get there. What they experienced is how tough the competition is against the top cyclists, which is an important part of the learning curve.
On the day we were incredibly proud to see the development cyclists riding with such skill and determination in their new Nedbank Sports Trust kit,” says Gerry Raftopoulos, Marketing Manager of the Nedbank Sport Affinity.
Cycling is taking off in a big way in all the Western Cape communities the programme serves, as is evidenced by the 2018 CTCT entrance of 130 cyclists, which is an increase of 40 development cyclists on the 2017 figure of 90 CTCT entrants.”
WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR CYCLISTS
The Sports Trust Cycling Club
The Sports Trust Cycling Club was launched and registered in late 2017, all learners currently in the Sports Trust cycling programme will be members of the club. This is over and above the school cycling programme. The club will hold regular training rides.
If you want to be added to the WhatsApp group please send your contact details. A committee is currently being formed to lead the club.
The Sports Trust Cycling Club caters For ALL development cyclist and is also open to the public.
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