Bicycling WOW Rides

DISTANCE: 3-4 HOURS (FOR BOTH MTB AND ROAD)

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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

WHEN: SUNDAYS

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.

GEES FACTOR

“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

GET INVOLVED

Contact Flandria Cycles at info@flandria.co.za to be added to the Whatsapp group.

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