World Bicycle Day – 3rd June 2019
World Bicycle Day is celebrated across the globe on Monday 3 June and Cape Town’s bicycle advocates came together to reward cycle commuters. Set up opposite Hartleyvale Stadium on the Liesbeek Parkway cycle path into the Cape Town CBD, the team handed out gifts to people cycling into town, capturing stories of everyday commuter champions.
One of the surprise recipients of a reward was cycling enthusiast and Premier of the Western Cape, Mr Alan Winde, who encouraged others to join in, get on bicycles and help reduce congestion on our roads.
The group of advocates included Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN Bikes), Cape Town Bicycle Mayor Lebogang Mokwena, Bicycle South, Bike4All, Khaltsha Cycles, LIFE Brand, Open Streets Cape Town, Pedal Power Association and Qhubeka. Through various programmes, we all promote the use of the bicycle in and around Cape Town, believing it can radically improve the city’s transport landscape, as an affordable and environmentally friendly means of transport.
”I ride my bicycle to work in Pinelands every day and besides the challenges – reckless drivers and lack of safe cycling lanes – it sets my day on the right course, saves me money and allows me to experience Cape Town in a complete new way” says Noluthando Mqadi