December 2007 Newsletter
Hello to all our cycling friends, cycle tourists and cycling enthusiasts out there! With holiday fever in the air, why not get on your bicycles and enjoy a cycling holiday with your family or friends. With our wide range of tours available, Leisure Cycle Tours & Adventures is bound to have just the right one for you! Wishing you and your families a happy, healthy festive season and a prosperous new year.
Fantastic Christmas Offer - Book ANY tour for 2 people and bring along a third person FREE!
As a thank you for your loyal support during 2007 we have a special gift for you - During the month of December, BOOK and PAY for 2 people on ANY of our cycle tours listed between now and 30 April 2007 and you can invite along a THIRD person absolutely FREE! This is definitely an offer not to be missed.
Coffee & Muffin Ride
With the first two of our regular monthly Port Elizabeth rides having been thoroughly enjoyed by all, why not top off the year by joining us on our final Coffee & Muffin Ride for 2007 on Sunday the 16th December. With three routes to choose from (30km, 60km and 100km), there is a ride for everyone and an opportunity to enjoy some quality time in the saddle with your friends and family. And just to make the experience all that more enjoyable, you can relax and savor a steaming cup of coffee and delicious muffin at the Elephant Walk Country Village along the way. You could even use the opportunity to view the unique curio and gift shops if you still have some christmas shopping to do.
Herald VW Cycle Tour 2008
Calling all mountain bikers and mountain bike enthusiasts! After many months of hard work together with the race organising committee, the 2008 Herald VW Cycle Tour has an all new Mountain Bike Route. The new route starts and finishes in the Addo National Elephant Park and takes riders over the famous Zuurberg Pass, down challenging mountainside paths, through beautiful fruit orchards and along the edge of the invitingly cool waters of a canal. Then riders get an opportunity to virtually rub shoulders with the mighty Addo Elephants as you hug the game fence along the final strech to the spectacular finish in the game park itself. If the ride doesn't take your breathe away, the awesome scenery and wildlife definitely will! With a Challenging 65km route and an easier 42km route on offer, this is one ride you don't want to miss! Entries for the Mountain Bike Race open this week. Follow this link to the official Herald VW Cycle Tour website to find out more.
Leisure News Briefs: Launching early next year - Sporting Tours
As co-convenors of the 2008 Herald VW Cycle Tour, we will be Welcoming in the new year with a range of cycle tours and training camps aimed at the racing cyclist. So if you want to develop your cycling skills in the company of top South African and International cyclists - watch this space!! Details of this all new cycling category will appear on our website in early January 2008.
Bike Bag - Rules of the Road
1. Act like a motorist, but don't forget you are a cyclist
2. Be predictable by Obeying Traffic Laws
3. It is Better to Be safe than Legal
4. Do not hug the curb
5. Taking the Lane
6. Left-Turn Lanes are for turning left
7. Passing on the left
8. Passing buses and trucks
9. Riding in groups
10. Make your own decisions
11. Stay together
12. Remember how you would like to be treated
The 10 Commandments "Where's your bicycle Vicar" I asked (because it was the first time I had seen him walking in 10 years!). "Don't know, I think it might have been stolen, but I will get it back on Sunday" he replied. "At my next sermon I will go through the Ten Commandments. When I get to 'thou shalt not steal' God will sort it out, I've got faith" The following week, sure enough he was riding the bike again. So I asked him if the Ten Commandments thing had worked as planned:"I got as far as thou shall not commit adultery.......then I suddenly remembered where I left the bike!"
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