DISTANCE: 3-4 HOURS (FOR BOTH MTB AND ROAD)
With various start points and multiple route options, both the road and MTB rides in this group are always adventures. However, they’re also challenging, with the aim of testing you so that you can get better.
Rides usually happen at (or close to) race pace, and routes vary between tough, high climbs – sometimes including the infamous Franschhoek Pass, among others – and rolling terrain, to suit heavier, more powerbased riders. There is also a lot of pride in the group, which fuels competition.
The group is welcoming to new members, but
START POINT: VARIOUS, DEPENDENT ON ROUTE
consensus suggests you should be a sub-4 Cape Town Cycle Tour rider or better to really enjoy this ride.
“This is a group of friendly riders who all get along, and welcome newcomers. We are a fast group, with lots of competition; but we also have empathy, and will wait for newbies not used to the route and for those who suffer mechanicals. Also, while we are a bunch of strong, experienced racers, the group acknowledges that you can’t be at your best all the time.” – Linus van Onselen, owner, Flandria Cycles
Contact Flandria Cycles at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the Whatsapp group.