Non-stop cycling route on the cards for the Western Cape

The nearly 520km route, as part of government’s Project Khulisa, will be from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay.

FILE: A cycling organisation says the plan to create the cycling route is in line with a global trend. Picture: EWN.

FILE: A cycling organisation says the plan to create the cycling route is in line with a global trend. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN – The Western Cape government is in the process of developing a non-stop cycling route from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay.

The nearly 520km cycling route is an initiative of the government’s Project Khulisa, an economic growth strategy plan.

MEC for Economic Opportunities Alan Winde says he is confident the route will be ready by next year.

Winde says the project will take tourism in the province to another level.

“We identify various niche products that we can see huge expansion potential for and cycling is one of them. We have a number of existing cycling routes from Cape Town all the way up to the Garden route. What we see now is how we can develop a non-stop route from one point to the other.”

A cycling organisation says the plan to create a cycling route stretching from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is in line with a global trend.

Pedal Power Association’s Steve Hayward says this route will become an item on every cyclist’s bucket list.

“It’s going to be one of those things that one would just want to do on your bucket list.”

(Article by Monique Mortlock, Edited by Winnie Theletsane)