(Cape Town, 28 January 2016) The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust is aware of the situation regarding the fires that have raged in and around Stellenbosch over the past week and which have affected farms in the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy, through which the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge traditionally passes.
We are in close contact with all relevant role players and once the situation pertaining to the existing routes are clarified, we will be in a better position to make a decision about route plans for Saturday, 27 February and Sunday, 28 February.
As part of our standard operating procedure we have alternative route plans available for consideration by the authorities.
We anticipate making a decision on the routes in consultation with all the stakeholders by 5 February 2016.
Our thoughts go out to those affected by the fires and the brave dedicated firemen, farmers and trail builders who have brought it under control.