Free sou­venir Cy­cle Tour mag

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THE Cape Argus is proud to present a keep­sake col­lec­tor’s edi­tion mag­a­zine fea­tur­ing 160 years of the Cape Argus and 40 years of the Cape Town Cy­cle Tour.

The 32-page glossy mag­a­zine will be avail­able free with ev­ery copy of the Cape Argus sold on Tues­day.

The spe­cial pub­li­ca­tion cel­e­brates the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Cape Town’s favourite news­pa­per and the world’s largest in­di­vid­u­ally timed cy­cle event of its kind.

The mag­a­zine has pic­to­ri­als and fea­tures show­ing how both in­sti­tu­tions be­came house­hold names. We in­ter­viewed cy­cling per­son­al­i­ties – ama­teurs and pros. Some have rid­den the Cy­cle Tour for decades, oth­ers are fast-ris­ing stars in the na­tional and in­ter­na­tional cy­cling arena. Read about why this event and the Cape Argus are so spe­cial to them. Get a glimpse into their lives – their tri­umphs and tribu­la­tions and what keeps them in the saddle.

The mag­a­zine also show­cases the on­go­ing ac­tivism for non-mo­torised trans­port and ded­i­cated cy­cling lanes in Cape Town. Cape Argus ed­i­tor Aziz Hart­ley says the mag­a­zine is a cel­e­bra­tion of two icons in the Mother City. “The Cy­cle Tour is an in­ter­na­tional event, a high­light on the cy­cling cal­en­dar, but it is truly a Cape Town tra­di­tion and, just like the Cape Argus, it holds a very spe­cial place in the hearts and minds of res­i­dents.

“We are ex­cited that we can present our read­ers with such a spe­cial gift,” Hart­ley says.

In­de­pen­dent Me­dia’s Western Cape re­gional ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor Gas­ant Abarder, who edited the mag­a­zine, says it is a re­flec­tion of the im­pact of both the Cape Argus and the Cy­cle Tour.

Cel­e­brate this free sou­venir edi­tion with the Cape Argus and the Cape Town Cy­cle Tour on Tues­day. – Staff re­porter

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