Premier Alan Winde and the Western Cape Cabinet will, this Thursday, embark a four day cycle tour from Saldanha Bay to L’Agulhas, with a focus on safety and improving mobility in the province.
The Cabinet will be joined by cycling activists and those involved in the promotion of mobility.
The ride will highlight how bicycles can be used to uplift communities and make them safer. A total of 200 bicycles will be handed over to learners and neighbourhood watch members at various stops.
Premier Winde will also hand over a number of books to libraries on the way, sharing his passion for reading with young children.
Other stops along the way will focus on various safety initiatives in small towns, road safety and traffic blitzes.
Health screenings will also be offered to residents in some of the areas visited.
Premier Winde said: "This ride is an opportunity for me to get into communities to share the Western Cape Government's Safety Plan and to see first hand some of the initiatives being undertaken to make towns safer. We'll be accompanied by people from organisations that are committed to improving mobility and opportunities by providing bicycles to communities."
A map of the route is attached.
Below is a breakdown of each day's ride and activities:
Day 1 Thursday: 115 km
Start: 8am at Protea Hotel Saldanha Bay
-Bicycle Handover at Weskus Special School
-Opening of traffic circle
-Bicycle Hanover Hopefield High School
-Book handover Holvlei Primary
-Malmesbury Qhubeka bicycle handover
-Visit to Ilengelethu Secondary School
Day 2 Friday: 103km
Start: 8am Riebeeck West
-Book handover Wellington Library
-Visit to Brandwacht Traffic Centre
-Traffic Blitz (undisclosed location)
Day 3 Saturday: 77km
Start: 8am Cumberland Protea Hotel
-Bicycle handover at Worcester Municipal offices
-Visit to Jakes Gerwel Technical School
-Visit to Swellendam Watch Office
-Blitz (undisclosed location)
Day 4 Sunday: 84km
Start: 8am Swellendam Municipal Office
-Visit to the Bredasdorp Traffic Centre
-Tour finishes at L'Agulhas