Following a constructive, frank and open discussion with representatives of the Ocean View community and social activist, Fadiel Adams, the Cape Town Cycle Tour is pleased to advise that a mutual understanding of each other’s challenges and concerns were shared, and has resulted in the withdrawal for the call of disruption of the Cape Town Cycle Tour in the Ocean View area.
During the meeting, the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust committed to continue working closely with all communities that the Cycle Tour touches, with a view to further strengthening communications and finding additional ways of giving back.
“We discussed ways in which we could assist in securing much-needed support for identified and deserving projects in the area. We encourage all cyclists to show their support for the residents of Ocean View when passing by. They will have a silent protest and will be dressed in black to highlight the plight of safety and security for their families and loved ones in areas like Ocean View” said David Bellairs, a director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust.
Each year the Cape Town Cycle Tour, through its beneficiaries Rotary Club of Claremont and Pedal Power Association (PPA), invest a considerable amount of money and support towards social upliftment and cycling development projects in underprivileged communities throughout the Cape.