Cape cyclists encouraged to hop on 'bike buses' for weekly mass ride into CBD

Cycle enthusiasts around Cape Town are invited to join a weekly mass bike ride to work in the CBD during October.

Open Streets has organised weekly #Bike2Work bike buses from Claremont, Gugulethu and Table View happening every Friday during the month.

Read: 'CT's transport crisis a great opportunity to make cycling an every day thing'

October is Transport Month, and Open Streets is using the opportunity to encourage a greener way of commuting.

The organisation will host various activities in partnership with Pedal Power Association, Bicycle South and Bicycling Empowerment Network during October.

Also read: New route launched for cyclists in Mother City

Western Cape Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde participated in the mass cycle initiative this morning.

He says riding with a cycling bus helps increase bike visibility on the roads, saves on fuel, reduces the carbon footprint and increases fitness.

The wind blew us all the way to town!

Alan Winde, MEC of Economic Opportunities at Western Cape

There were 10 of us that started in Claremont and we picked up people along the way.

Alan Winde, MEC of Economic Opportunities at Western Cape

We had a relaxed ride into town. It's nice going in a bike bus because you work together to make sure that people see you.

Alan Winde, MEC of Economic Opportunities at Western Cape

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