Go­ing ex­tra mile for cy­clists and fans in big race in the Bay

The Herald (South Africa) - - Sport -

CY­CLISTS can ex­pect to eat, sleep and race like a pro when tak­ing part in the 2019 Her­ald Con­ti­nen­tal Cy­cle Tour.

Radis­son Blu Ho­tel PE, of­fi­cial part­ner for the cy­cle tour, is per­fectly lo­cated right across from the start/fin­ish line of the road races at Pol­lok Beach.

From there cy­clists will ride along some of the city’s most scenic routes.

The 106km coastal clas­sic and 55km pur­suit races take place on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 24.

The two highly con­tested road races are pre­ceded by the team re­lay chal­lenge and ju­nior cy­cle tour races, tak­ing place on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 23.

Radis­son Blu Ho­tel PE Gen­eral Man­ager Yashvir Jithoo said the tour is one of the most long-stand­ing, pres­ti­gious sport­ing events hosted in Nel­son Man­dela Bay.

“Radis­son Blu Ho­tel PE, as an in­ter­na­tional brand, looks for­ward to sup­port­ing and pro­vid­ing a warm Friendly City wel­come to the trav­ellers from out-of-town,” he said.

“This event is a great draw­card for the city, as it brings in na­tional and in­ter­na­tional cy­clists and visi­tors.”

The ho­tel of­fers an ideal stay for out-of-town cy­clists and their trav­el­ling sup­port­ers, not only be­cause of its lo­ca­tion and prox­im­ity to the start­ing line, but also be­cause of the ho­tel’s su­pe­rior ser­vice and at­ten­tion to de­tail.

“Our staff are there to take care of the guests and pro­vide them with a great and mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence,” Jithoo said.

“We go the ex­tra mile for cy- clists stay­ing at the ho­tel, pro­vid­ing bike racks, early break­fasts and many other smaller de­tails.”

Jithoo said the ho­tel’s staff were aware that, look­ing be­yond race day, the cy­clists could con­sider the city for re­turn leisure vis­its or week­end get­aways through­out the year.

As of­fi­cial ac­com­mo­da­tion part­ners, Radis­son Blu Ho­tel will of­fer pref­er­en­tial rates for cy­clists and their sup­port­ers be­tween Fe­bru­ary 18 and 28 2019.

A 25% sav­ing on early bird en­tries is avail­able un­til Novem­ber 30. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit The Her­ald Con­ti­nen­tal Cy­cle Tour web­site at www.her­ald­cy­cle­tour.co.za

Pic­ture: FREDLIN ADRI­AAN

AT­TEN­TION TO DE­TAIL: Cy­cle tour par­tic­i­pants get spe­cial treat­ment at the Radis­son Blu ho­tel

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