“Vanessa & Friends” is growing beautifully!

June 17, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

A few weeks ago I had to cancel my “Vanessa & Friends” social ride due to an impending Cyclone making its way to Cape Town! Thank heavens I made the call because the weather was nuts! The high winds and torrential rain went on for days! So, with little notice (winter weather in Cape Town is so unpredictable), and a great forecast from Windguru, I decided to have the postponed ride this last weekend. Cyclists of varying strengths, arrived at Velocity Sports Lab in Hout Bay on Saturday morning on their mountain and road bikes. We had a fantastic turn out, the weather was sunny and there was not a breath of wind! Vida provided us with our caffeine-kick cappuccinos that kept us all going for the 20-odd km’s we rode (Hout Bay to Sun Valley and back). The reason I started this social ride was to grow the sport of cycling, to give fellow cycling enthusiasts a chance to interact and chat, and to get newbies into the sport. Hardcore cyclists often get too caught up in training and racing, and we tend to forget why we started cycling in the first place…for the pure enjoyment of it! People […]


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Vanessa & Friends – 15 June!

June 13, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

A few weeks ago I had to unfortunately postpone my “Vanessa & Friends” ride due to really yuck weather! BUT we are expecting glorious weather this weekend! Hip hip horaaaay! Please join me this Saturday the 15th of June, at Velocity Sports Lab, at 8:30am – leaving for our ride at 9:00! You can bring any bike – tricycle, unicycle, road bike, mountain bike etc. It is a road ride but for those of you worried about cars, we have the awesome “Player 23”, Jan du Toit driving the Cycle Lab vehicle behind our group, which will warn motorists that we are ahead! Vida will be giving us coffees for that caffeine injection and there are also some rad give-aways! Be there or you’re a loser! He he he!  

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The 1st “Vanessa & Friends”… #cyclewithness

February 26, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

On Saturday I hosted my very first “Vanessa & Friends” brought to you by Cycle Lab, Cycle Lab Tours & KTM. I worked on putting this together with such an amazing team and I enjoyed it every step of the way! We decided on keeping the inaugural ride simple and fairly easy going, so we cycled to Woodbridge Island (Milnerton) on the cycle path which is not only fun and easy but also safe! It was only about 20km in total but for the beginner’s it was perfect and for the crazies training for the ABSA Cape Epic, it was the perfect warm up before our longer ride which continued after we got back to Cycle Lab in town. I had some of my amazing friends (Lexi, Craig, Zee, Tyrone, Vicky and Riaan) there, and made some more super friends! Craig (Kolesky) was, it goes without saying, our “resident” photographer for the day, so we have him to thank for the great pics! Future Life and La Cuccina provided us with yummy food, so my riders were all well fed by the time we left for our ride. May I add that the Cycle Lab coffee machine makes FANTASTIC hot […]