Argus Cycle Tour photos

This year I was not riding the Argus Cycle Tour, but that did not stop me from being on the side of the road taking photos, and offering some support to the 35000 cyclists that races that 109km route around Cape Town.

Both last year and the year before had absolutely shocking weather, with the wind hitting over 120km/h at some places. Well, bad luck did not come in threes. The weather was warm with a gentle cooling breeze just managing to  take the edge off the heat. Absolutely perfect weather for cycling.

To the person that stopped and chatted to me on the side of the road. No, Boyes Drive is not the second worst hill on the race, in fact it hardly counts as a hill. Smits, Chapman’s Peak and Suikerbossie are far, far worse.  But I couldn’t tell you only 25km out that the worst hills were still to come.

Speeding Union Jack


Pausing on the hill


A cyclist speeding along Boyes Drive

Cyclists at the top of one of the many hills on Boyes Drive


  1. I imagine that guy got a nasty shock when the real hills came. Great pictures! I like the angle on the second one, especially.

    March 14, 2011
  2. Craig said:

    Thanks. Yes I think that he did get a shock, but I didn’t have the heart to say anything. The second shot was one of those lucky ones. The bike just stopped in front of me and I clicked. I guess it helps to be prepared.

    March 15, 2011
  3. Steffi said:

    Very good photos from the bike race!

    March 15, 2011
  4. Caroline said:

    Colourful shots of a colourful event.

    March 15, 2011
  5. Craig said:

    Thanks, indeed it was a very colorful event.

    March 15, 2011

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