Internal Affairs

Cape Town sets wheels in motion on 13th Wines2Whales event

The City of Cape Town is the partner of the FNB Wines2Whales which set off from the Lourensford Wine Estate yesterday Friday 28 October 2022. The nine-day mountain bike stage race, now in its 13th year, features 650 teams of 2 riders per event on an inter-town competition.

Over the next week, approximately 3 900 riders will take on the 208 km journey from Somerset West to Hermanus via Grabouw in three separate race events.

All three events will set off from the Lourensford Wine Estate, with the second batch starting on Monday before reaching the finish line in Hermanus on Wednesday 2 November 2022.

The final group of riders will set off from 4 – 6 November 2022.

A group of City of Cape Town officials, in their respective teams, will be taking on this leg of the race.

‘We are thrilled that Cape Town is one of the hosts for Wines2Whales, which has been voted as the most popular stage race in the country. Because a majority of the participants come from outside the Western Cape, this race provides us with an opportunity to promote Cape Town to these riders and the international audience watching the race. It is a wonderful showcase of the Western Cape’s natural beauty.

‘We would also like to wish our City of Cape Town colleagues, who will be riding the race route, well as they navigate the gruelling route on the way to Hermanus,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.

The 2022 edition of the FNB Wines2Whales is also assisting in fundraising for the Botrivier Educational Foundation, Groenlandberg Conservancy, De Rust Futura, Cape Leopard Trust, Timothy James Harlow Foundation, Ann Foundation and the Pebbles Project.

Source: City Of Cape Town