Q: What happens when you mix bikes, wine and a bunch of strangers? ANS: A whole lot of fun and camaraderie.
“What if cars were for recreation, and bicycles were for transport? What if we turned the paradigm around?”. David Donde, of Truth Coffee shares his passion for cycling, coffee and urban transformation.
Kirsten explores the high-speed world of criterium racing- the Formula 1 of cycling – a true spectator event that brings the city to life.
How do you survive 700km of winter Karoo riding, through snow and sleet with 60km/hr winds, unsupported. Being self sufficient is a critical part of cycling etiquette. On the Tour of Arae, its lore. Here Kirsten unpacks some helpful and amusing insights she gained into preparing for, and surviving this unique multistage race.
Over the next few weeks we follow Bicycle CPT’s Kirsten Wilkins as she trains, preps and competes in one of South Africa’s most grueling challenges, the Tour of Arae – a vintage 6 day stage race, along 730kms of gravel roads, on South African bicycles in the tradition of the early Italian multi day stage […]
Discover how folding bikes are shaking up commuting in the city – bringing ease and flexibility to commuters, erasing last mile challenges and enticing vehicle users out of their aluminium cages!
The first of a series of articles by urban designer, Kirsten Wilkins, spotlighting conversations and aspects of bicycle commuting that point to and frame the legacy of the May 25th Freedom Ride. A social ride interconnecting Cape Town in honor of Madiba. In this article she challenges cycle advocates to move beyond only applying ‘Copenhagenize’ […]
“Tandem riding is quite the antithesis of what I do everyday. I freelance, I set the pace, I direct and I shape. I tie shoelaces, pack lunchboxes, write policy, wipe tears and advocate. I seldom hand control over and trust to the degree that a trip on Du Toit requires”. Urban designer and bicycle commuter […]