Hello again to all our cycling friends out there.
The seasons are changing and winter is arriving throughout South Africa. Although this means shorter days with cooler mornings & evenings, the warm winter days are usually perfect for cycling. So why not continue your two-wheeled fun-in-the-sun and join us on one of our exciting cycle tours through our beautiful countryside?
Leisure News – Cycle to the Knysna Festival
Are you planning on riding the Knysna Cycle Tour in July this year? Why not turn this into an epic event by cycling down to Knysna from either Port Elizabeth or Cape Town. We have designed two special Cycle Touring packages to coincide with the Knysna Cycling Festival. Cyclists and cycling enthusiasts of all levels are invited to join us on a fully serviced 3-Day cycle tour from Port Elizabeth or a 5-Day cycle tour from Cape Town, both arriving in Knysna on Friday the 4th July 2008.
Special Limited Offer – 5 Day Garden Route Cycle Tour for only R 3 750.00pps
Spend 5 glorious days from Monday 7th July to Friday 11th July 2008 enjoying the magnificent scenery of the beautiful Garden Route as you cycle a meandering route from Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay. This tour includes 4 nights accommodation in comfortable holiday resort style chalets, 3 meals per day plus tea-time snacks, all non-alcoholic beverages, cycling guides, back-up vehicle support and luggage transfer as well as return transfers to Mossel Bay after the tour. So don’t miss out on this awesome deal – places are limited. Visit our website for more details or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Month’s Featured Tour – The Whale Route
On this awesome 7-Day cycle tour you can leisurely pedal along quiet back roads overlooking beautiful bays as you track groups of whales swimming along the coastline from the bustling holiday village of Hermanus to the picturesque sea-side town of Mossel Bay. The undulating landscape along the picturesque southern coastline is a sight to behold in itself, added to the wonderful views of these majestic creatures swimming just beyond the breaking waves. With 6 night’s accommodation in enchanting little towns and sea-side villages offering true holiday style accommodation and 3 delicious meals a day, this is a tour for the true cycling connoisseur.
Wild Adventure Tours – Addo Adventure Trail Winter Special R 2 450.00pps
Game viewing on a bicycle!!! Experience the ultimate thrill of adventure as you spend 3 awesome days riding mountain bikes, horses and 4x4's through the Greater Addo Elephant National Park. Explore nature at a pace that allows you to savour every moment, cycling along with only a few strands of wire between you and the mighty elephants. Sit back and enjoy the view of the Big 5 from a comfortable game-drive vehicle and take up the reins on a horse trail through the wilds, coming within touching distance of some of Africa’s wildest animals. Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime …?
Would you like us to design your own unique cycling holiday for you and your group of friends? All you need to do is tell us what you want on your tour and how much you want to spend – leave the rest up to us!! Don't loose the thrill of having your very own tour by burying yourself in the slog work of setting up all the logistical arrangements yourself. It can be a nightmare trying to get everything just right, and a tiresome worry during your tour if things don't go just right! Why not drop us an e-mail or give us a call with your ideas and preferences for your tour and we will gladly design your dream tour for you with a full back up and support service so that your holiday can be totally stress free!
Local Coffee & Muffin Ride – Winter Ride Times
This popular monthly fun-ride enjoyed some great cycling weather this month and saw a host of new and old faces joining us. With the imminent arrival of the cooler winter months and their chilly early mornings and the sun only putting in an appearance much later, we have made some changes to the ride times. To make our popular monthly Coffee & Muffin Ride more appealing during these “snuggle under the duvet” mornings, we adjusted the ride options and start times of our rides to suit the season.
The long 100km option from Kings Beach has fallen away until “spring” is once again in the air. The ride times of the medium 60km route from Builders Warehouse has changed to 07H00 and the shorter 30km route from the Walker Drive Shopping Centre has changed to 08H00. Be sure to join us for our next ride on Sunday, 1st June 2008 and bring along the whole family for a pleasant morning cycle ride to the Elephant Walk Restaurant in Colleen Glen, where you can enjoy a steaming cup of coffee and a delicious muffin for only R20-00. For more information visit our website at www.leisurecycletours.com or contact Shane on 074 114 4811.
Leisure Racing News – Giro d’Italia 2008
Being avid cyclists we thought it would be a good idea to keep our readers up to date on the happenings at the top international cycle racing tours taking place all over the globe. This week saw the start of the 91st edition of the Giro d’Italia, a 3-week stage race taking place through Italy from the 10th May to the 1st June 2008. Be sure to get the latest news and live action by following the link on our homepage.
Bike Bag – On Your Head
Cycle helmets are designed to work as shock absorbers for your head. In a fall the primary danger is not the cuts or grazes to the scalp, but the impact energy to your brain which can slosh about inside your skull. The helmet’s job is to soak up as much of this energy as it can. It does this by crushing and breaking. Read more about the in's and out's of cycling helmets in this insert from an informative article printed in the August 2006 edition of “Enjoy Your Bike” cycling magazine.
A Tough Climb on a Tandem Jack and Jill have just climbed Le Alp de Huez, one of the steepest peaks in the Alps on their tandem. "Phew, that was a tough climb" said Jack, leaning over, breathing hard. "That climb was so hard and we were going so slow, I thought we were never going to make it." "Yeah, good thing I kept the brakes on," said Jill, "or we'd have slid all the way back down!"
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The Leisure Cycle Tours Team