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?”
Go behind the scenes at custom bike boutique – Ubuntu Bikes, where owner Jamie Litt shares how he creates the perfect bicycle for his clients “A paintjob, I can do on any bike in any colour – but the magic is creating a bike someone will love riding every day.”
This is what cycling in South Africa is really about – everyday bicycle commuters! Filmed in 2011 at TEDxStellenbosch, Stan and Nic share their story of the creation of Bicycle Portraits – a 6000km journey that took them all around South Africa meeting and photographing other South Africans with their bicycles.
As part of International Bike to Work Day, I thought I’d share this video of Cape Town commuter, Anthonie Scholtz’s ride to work. A thrilling journey that takes him through the quiet early morning streets of Cape Town and up onto the dirt roads of Table Mountain where the true beauty of this city surrounded […]
Share the story of your ride – whether you’re a newbie cyclist, taking your first brave spin around the city, or a seasoned bicycle commuter who has ditched his car for two-wheeled freedom. Awesome prizes up for grabs: including a B.E.N. + Ubuntu Bikes vintage city bicycle, Levis + Nutcase commuter gear and more, to […]
This November we are thrilled announce the opening of our first pop-up bicycle shop – a collaboration between Bicycle Cape Town, Ubuntu Bikes and Camissa Bikes. Located at the Lifestyle centre on Kloof street, BikeStyle will showcase some of the hottest urban bike brands and lifestyle products.
Super commuter, Charl Neethling shares his experience of riding the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour on a fixie (a bike with one gear and no free-wheel)! A challenge that he undertook to raise awareness about commuter culture and low carbon transport.
What started off as a study of South African commuter culture has turned into portrait of a nation through the bicycles that they own and ride every day – revealing all manner of social, class, historical and cultural nuances never imagined.