1 Month to Go! Finish Line Details
Tour d’Afrique Finish Line
Cape Town, South Africa
Saturday 15th May 2010
With just over a month to go before the riders cross the final finish line in Cape Town, family and friends planning on meeting the riders may find the following information useful.
Meet & Greet
Venue: Tour d’Afrique/SABMiller VIP Tent, Market Square, V&A Waterfront
Time: 11:30– 17:00
Family and Friends, Embassy Officials, Bicycle Donation Beneficiaries and the Media are invited to make use of the Tour d’Afrique/SABMiller VIP tent on Market Square at the Waterfront as a meet & greet base for the day. Join us from 11:30 onwards for complimentary refreshments while we wait for the riders to cross the Finish Line on Market Square at around 13:00. For security reasons, entrance to the VIP tent is restricted. Please email Theresa@tourdafrique.com requesting a security pass, which will be given to you on arrival.
Venue: Market Square, V&A Waterfront
Time: 13:00 (approximate)
The riders cross the Finish Line on Market Square at approximately 13:00. They park their bikes and greet their loved ones before making their way to the Amphitheatre (a few metres away from Market Square) to receive their medals.
Welcome to Cape Town! Medal Ceremony
Venue: Amphitheatre, V&A Waterfront
Time: 14:00 – 15:30 (approximate)
The riders are welcomed to Cape Town and South Africa by The Office of the Mayor of Cape Town. They receive their medals from Henry Gold, Tour d’Afrique Founder, and the winners of the mens’ and womens’ races are announced. Bicycles are donated by the Tour d’Afrique Foundation to South African Health Care Workers.
Venue: VIP marquee, Market Square, V&A Waterfront
Time: 15:30 – 16:30 (approximate)
After the Medal Ceremony, the riders and VIP guests are invited back to the VIP tent to celebrate with family and friends over a glass of great South African beer and some delicious snacks.
Hotel Check In
Venue: Breakwater Lodge, Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront
Time: 16:30 onwards
The riders make their way to the hotel (approximately 300 metres up the road from Market Square) where they check in and freshen up for the Awards Dinner. Family and friends requiring accommodation should contact Eldine Pera email@example.com or call her on +27 21 406 1063
Venue: Atlantic Imbizo Conference Centre, V&A Waterfront
Time: 19:00 onwards
Riders and their guests enjoy a three course buffet dinner, complimentary wine and a slide show of the tour. Awards and prizes are presented to riders. The cost per head for guests is ZAR185 (includes two glasses of complimentary wine and a service charge) A full cash bar will be set up. Due to limited seating, booking is essential and will be done on a first come, first served basis. Please email Theresa@tourdafrique.com to secure your reservation and to advise if you require a vegetarian meal.
We look forward to celebrating with you!