[CAPTION] The Cape Town Cycle Tour, the largest timed cycling event in the world, will be taking place in Cape Town on Sunday, 12 March 2017. This year the event celebrates its 40th birthday, with 35 000 cyclists participating. It is around the corner and the number of cyclists on Cape Town’s roads are on the increase; Rotary Club of Claremont reminds all cyclists to stay safe this Tour season. Pictured above is the start of the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour (photo credit: Cindy Taylor – CTCTT).

Preparations for the Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT) are in full swing. As the organisation of the 109 kilometre event start falling into place, safety is a key focus area for the organisers and all concerned.

“More and more cyclists are taking to the road at this time of year,” says Ian Robertson, President of the Rotary Club of Claremont. Motorists are urged to take care and keep a watchful eye out: if an accident occurs, the cyclist will always come second. In the same breath, cyclists should not be reckless either. “Remember the basics: keep to the side of the road, ride in single file and remember to wear a helmet and reflective clothing. Take special care around the bends and on the inclines here in our beautiful Cape Town,” advises Robertson.

The Rotary Club of Claremont has been involved with the organisation of CTCT for 34 years. Besides taking care of the participants, they make sure that the funds are used for worthy causes. For more information on Rotary Club of Claremont and the various community projects and initiatives they are involved with, please visit http://claremontrotary.co.za/.