Niederheim B&B offers luxury accommodation at a budget price to competitors in the 34rd Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour that takes place on Sunday, March 13, 2011. Being close to the N1 highway and a mere 20 km from the starting point in Cape Town, it is ideally located for participants from the North. It offers safe parking and storing facilities of cycling equipment. Your friendly hosts will gladly cater for the special dietary needs of the ardent cyclist. Our quiet neighbourhood will afford you the necessary rest the night or two before the event. Being close to an array of cycling specialist stores offers the opportunity for last minute acquisition of equipment or accessories. For the big celebration after the event, NiederHeim offers the right facilities for a fun filled evening around a barbeque fire. Do try us!
Seven-time Tour de France winner and all-time cycling great, Lance Armstrong, will participate in this year’s Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. This marks the first time Armstrong, the world’s most iconic cyclist, will take part in the world’s largest timed cycling race.
“Last year it was Matt Damon and this year it’s Lance. With such high profile individuals taking part, there can be no doubt about Cycle Tour’s iconic status. The fact that Lance will be riding the Argus alongside one of South Africa’s cycling superstars is just wonderful,” says South African cycling boss, Bellairs.
The 109km course follows some of the most scenic routes that Cape Town has to offer. It starts in the city centre, outside the Civic Centre. Cyclists then travel along the M3 to Muizenberg. From there the route takes the coastal road to Simonstown and then go past the entrance to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. It continues to Scarborough and on to Oceanview, missing the Kommetjie Hill. Then its Chapman’s Peak and up Suikerbossie and along the coast to Greenpoint.