Tyres and takkies

2016-04-28 06:00

THIS week and the weekend our area will be a hive of activity mainly around things vehicular or involving running shoes.

On Wednesday the Hibiscus Coast Challenge at the Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre was hosted and of course this weekend the popular Africa Bike Week saturates greater Margate with the omnipresence of bike mad visitors enjoying our warm autumn hospitality and variety of entertainment.

On 30 April the exhausting Joburg2C cycle race concludes at Scottburgh and the scenic Ingeli Forest near Harding is the venue of the ever-growing Sky Run. We will be promoting our destination at all these events which for this time of year, is an added bonus for our tourism and leisure sector.

It is amazing how over the past decade or so, the participation in cycle and feet related events have contributed to a massive activity culture in this country. If one looks at the number of events throughout the year and all over the place I get a sense that we are rapidly getting to a point the there could be an over saturation of events and this overload will impact on the entrant.

Going forward, the event tourist will become more selective and based on the quality of event management, the experience of the destination, cost of travel and hospitality choices. I believe that this part of South Africa will tick all those selection preferences and in due course, our events will get the required support.

Let us welcome all our leather-clad or vest-and-shorts brigades to our district and may they return home fulfilled in having come to enjoy their passion for pastimes in paradise.

- Supplied

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