Iconic steel frame bike race

Posted by Frans du Preez on

If you are a nostalgic vintage inspired purist there is a ride you have to do. Its a ride that will be ridden on vintage South African built steel bicycles in the proud tradition of the early Italian multi-day stage races.

Open to only 35 racers, the first edition - 23 to 28 August of 2014 - will take riders, predominantly over hard gravel roads, from the mountains of Franschoek to Robertson, past the Anysberg Nature Reserve north to Touwsriver, then south of the N1 to Laingsburg. From there north-east to the little town of Merweville, then a climb into the west to Sutherland, after which the last stage to the south will be a race to the finish in the heart of the Karoo at the Matjiesfontein Hotel. 

Its called the Tour de Arae. Its not a money making scam. Its not a race.  It is for the purist!  And Finni is there, which makes us proud!!!!


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