This month’s Bike Friendly Business recognition goes to Dario’s Cafe in Hout Bay! With fantastic Italian coffee, a warm, lively atmosphere and great food, Dario’s is a favorite haunt for local cyclists, riding the Atlantic Seaboard. Dario’s not only provides bike parking for cycling customers but as a member of SA’s Bike Friendly Business Network, […]
A fascinating insight into bicycle culture in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – a city where pure necessity makes the bicycle one of the most widely used form of transport. Yet in Bulawayo, little provision is made for safety or facilities for cyclists and going by bike is strictly for the brave.
The fascinating story of Shaun Knipe, a man who has chosen to escape society’s conforms and live his life on Cape Town’s Streets. His bicycle, is both his home and his freedom machine.
To kick off our new series of Commuter Stories, we asked South African journalist and passionate commuter cyclist Telford Vice to share his experience of cycling in Cape Town… “Why do I ride a bicycle? Silly question. Here’s a better one: why doesn’t everyone ride a bicycle?”
On April 9th 2016, a 3-person team of mobile journalists will begin an epic 14,000 km trans-African cycling expedition from Cape Town, South Africa to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Traveling unsupported for up to 10 months, carrying all their equipment, the team will produce documentary shorts that showcase ordinary people doing extraordinary things for their community […]
Cal Tait, Matt Perrott and Chris Hyslop are three remarkable 17 year olds from Diocesan College (Bishops), in Cape Town who are putting their passion for nature conservation into action – cycling 600km (from Cape Town to Knysna) in 6 days to raise funds for the Rhinos Without Borders translocation project.
Getting on a bicycle and riding down what used to be known as Lansdowne Road with a bunch of other people might not be revolutionary, not even much of a physical challenge (the total distance is 26km), but it will be a concrete way to make inroads into one of the biggest challenges this city […]
This month we asked UK-based photographer and blogger Dan Carter to share his experience of the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour – a race that would fuel his passion for South Africa and demonstrate the power of solidarity to overcome all odds.
When notorious bicycle-adventurer Tom Allen held a competition ‘coolest adventure plan gets a free touring bike and gear’, two things became obvious. #1 a lot of people had a lot of exciting plans for adventures. #2 while these adventures couldn’t happen concurrently, they could happen one after another! So began the story of Charlie, the […]
You don’t always have to travel far and wide for a little adventure when the city has so much to offer. Videographer Bryn North shares his experience of Cape Town by bike. The result – a magical video ode: My City On Two Wheels.