The clock is ticking. This Thursday, November 26 marks the 100 day count down to the largest timed cycling event in the word – the Cape Town Cycle Tour. There are just 100 days left before Sunday 06 March 2016 when 35 000 cyclists will attempt the 109km route around the Cape Peninsula in what is described by many as the world’s most beautiful cycle race.

While physical training is a non-negotiable ahead of race day; keeping hydrated along the route will be key for cyclists, particularly those starting long after the sun has risen who will continue to ride in the heat of the midday summer sun.

Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev – local bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company products in the Western and Northern Cape) will once again donate all refreshments for cyclists along the route. Preparations are already underway for 2016 race day logistics which will involve 37 trucks delivering at least 100 000 litres of water, 100 tonnes of ice, 51 300 litres of Coke and 49 000 litres of Powerade to water tables stationed along the route.

The Cape Town Cycle Tour and Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (taking place on Easter Saturday 26 March 2015) are the two largest sporting events on Cape Town’s sporting calendar, but by no means the only ones where refreshments are provided, at no cost, by PenBev. “There are about 700 events a year, taking place in the greater Cape Town region where we provide refreshments; 80% of those events are sporting events and all the refreshment, Coca-Cola and water along the route, are sponsored by PenBev,” says Dan Davis, PenBev Marketing Activations Manager.

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