Free souvenir Cycle Tour mag
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