The organisers of the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour are excited to announce that Garmin have come on board as the Official Technical Training Partner to the 2016 Cycle Tour.
Working independently or integrating with compatible Edge cycling computers, Garmin’s cutting edge product “Varia” warns cyclists of vehicles approaching from behind at up to 140m. It can detect multiple vehicles at a time as well as the speed of a vehicle approaching and the threat level.
It is also beneficial for cars approaching the cyclists as the tail light brightens and flashes as the vehicles are warned of a cyclist ahead.
“As leaders in innovative cycling technology, we’re excited to introduce our line of cycling awareness products. With South African roads becoming increasingly busy and thus dangerous for cyclists, a product was needed to help improve their safety.” said Walter Mech, CEO of Garmin Sub Saharan Africa.
Says David Bellairs, Co-Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, “We are thrilled to have Garmin on board as we strive to make cycling a safer sport for all. Innovative products like the Varia are a huge step for the cycling community and we know that Garmin will have much to offer the Cape Town Cycle Tour going forward.”
Founded in 1989 with a handful of dedicated engineers, Garmin has grown into a leading company worldwide. From the original GPS handhelds that supported coalition forces in the 1991 Gulf War, up to their current reputation as the foremost name in GPS innovation, Garmin has helped take GPS to new heights by going well beyond the ordinary features and performance found in typical GPS receivers.
The Varia Rearview Radar, Edge and Vector devices are available at a 15% discount to all cyclists talking part in the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour. Visit http://www.garminonline.co.za/ct-cycletour for more.
For more information on Garmin Southern Africa: www.garmin.co.za