(Cape Town, 02 March 2015) The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust is aware of the current situation regarding the fires raging in the mountains of the Southern Peninsula through which the Cape Town Cycle Tour traditionally passes. We are in close contact with the City of Cape Town Disaster Management team as well as their Events Office and all the other role players.
As part of our standard operating procedure we have alternative route plans available for consideration by the authorities.
Once the situation pertaining to the existing route is made clear to us we will be in a better position to make a final decision about our plans for Sunday, 8 March.
We anticipate making a final decision in consultation with all the stakeholders by this coming Wednesday, 4 March.
Our thoughts go out to the people affected by this devastating fire and the brave dedicated firemen trying to bring it under control.
We appeal to the hundreds of cyclists out training for the Cape Town Cycle Tour to please avoid the affected areas and allow the officials the space to perform their duties.
View the video statement from David Bellairs here.