Tour D’Plain shows off people and place

2015-05-06 09:30
Several cyclists turn into Strandfontein Road for the final stretch of the Tour D’Plain Cycle Tour.

Clint Dixon

Several cyclists turn into Strandfontein Road for the final stretch of the Tour D’Plain Cycle Tour. PHOTOS: Clint Dixon

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Thousands of cyclists from the greater Cape Town area came together to participate in the inaugural Tour D’Plain Cycle Tour held on Freedom Day last week to raise awareness of bone diseases.

The tour started and ended at Strandfontein Pavilion. Races were split into 10km and 30km tours through the streets of Mitchell’s Plain and along the coastline.

Ashwin de Klerk, the event organiser said the Tour targeted people of all ages and encouraged residents, schools and cycling clubs from Mitchell’s Plain, Khayelitsha and the surrounding areas to participate. Abduragmaan Jonathan said the cycle tour was “a fantastic family event for a good cause”.

Friends Rashid Asvat and Riaaz Davids agreed that they enjoyed the event and that the Tour was well-organised. They also said the event went a long way to dispel mostly negative perceptions about Mitchell’s Plain. The event showed the people and natural beauty of the area in a positive light. They encouraged more cyclists to enter next year

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