Epic track gifted to cyclists

2016-08-02 06:00

A pump track has been donated to the Vredehoek community and avid cyclists.

The pump track – a loop with banked corners and humped mounds where cyclists have fun overcoming the obstacles – has been donated by the ABSA Cape Epic.

The Absa Cape Epic marketing and communications manager, Sarah Haigh, says the Absa Cape Epic wants to make a difference in, and give back to, the communities in which it operates. There was an opportunity in Deer Park and the space was offered by Table Mountain National Park for the creation of the track, she explains.

The cost of installing the track was around R25 000, but the team spent many hours on the project and meeting the various parties involved.

The track boasts rhythm sections (with raised mounds) and a few small sweeping berms on corners which are “ideal for the young cyclist to hone his or her skills in a controlled environment”, Haigh says.

“It provides a safe environment for children to have fun and for those that have a passion for the sport to develop their skills. It also encourages exercise and is an ideal way for a family to spend some time together,” she says.

“We hope it will encourage some youngsters to take up cycling as a sport but also for families to spend time with their children in a fun and safe environment.”

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