Wheels of fortune

2013-10-25 00:00

IT’S a windfall that’s almost too good to be true, but can it be used to its full potential? Pietermaritzburg is being described as Africa’s Bike City after successfully hosting several international cycling events, but does it have the imagination, initiative and capacity to take advantage of all the opportunities this presents, including growing tourism in the area?

In addition, in August, Pietermaritzburg received a 200-hour blast of international TV coverage worth nearly R2 billion. Coetzee said a contract has been signed with CSA for the relationship to continue until 2018, which will include Maritzburg hosting at least two more international UCI events, at least one continental event and one national event.

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