2014 Tour d’Afrique Closing Ceremonies in Cape Town

Imagine cycling 12 000km from Sudan to South Africa. You spend 4 months in the saddle and average 120km per day. Pretty impressive, eh!?

Through the streets of Khartoum

A determined group of Tour d’Afrique cyclists from all over the world have done just that. Somewhat battered and bruised, they carry with them a wealth of memories which will last a lifetime. The men & women of TDA 2014 are ready to proudly ride into Cape Town. We invite you to join the riders and celebrate their tremendous achievement at the V&A Waterfront.

Arrival details – Saturday May 10

(please note times are approximate/delays may occur due to weather and/or traffic conditions)

10:30 – Tour d’Afrique riders arrive in Kreeft Bay.

12:00 – Traffic police will escort the convoy of cyclists from Kreeft Bay to V&A Waterfront.

12:00 – 14:00 – The Professors (band) will entertain the crowds at the V&A Waterfront amphitheatre.

13:30  – 14:00 – Estimated arrival time for the TDA 2014 cyclists at the V&A Waterfront amphitheatre. Riders will enter the property on Dock Road and continue to the V&A Hotel circle.

14:00 – 14:30 – Cyclists re-unite with family and friends. Riders will then group together according to their countries and enter the amphitheatre.

14:30 – Medal awards ceremony on amphitheatre stage.

16:30 – Riders depart for the Breakwater Lodge.

18:30 – 19:00 – Riders, staff, family & friends arrive at dinner venue – The Pavilion Conference Centre

19:00 – Welcome speech & DJ
19:30 – Starters
20:00 – Mains (buffet)
20:45 – Slideshow (trip highlights)
21:00 – Dessert
01:00 – DJ finishes

*Please note that dinner for all riders and staff is complimentary. Guests and family pay R270 per person at the door on the evening. Kindly try to bring exact change.

For more information please contact Astrid Stark at +27 84 400 42 11 or [email protected]

15 Comments for "2014 Tour d’Afrique Closing Ceremonies in Cape Town"

Congratulations to everyone for completing the trip. A special congratulations to Chris Dick. I knew you could do it, you are too stubborn to be defeated. Have a safe trip home. We’ll see you soon.

    Congratulations to the whole team who finished this incredible odyssey – but especially to DeeDee. I am in awe of what you have accomplished and so very proud of you. I have followed your epic journey for the last four months. Wish I could be there to see the finish and join in the celebrations. I look forward to seeing you again and hearing all your stories, but that will have to wait until you finish your cycling trip across Europe…as if 12,000 km in the saddle across Africa was not enough. Well done DeeDee. You are amazing. Love Mom

Congratulations to all of the riders! What an accomplishment – what an amazing experience!! Special congrats from northern Canada to my amazing brother Steve Coventry and my amazing friend Kim Hawkins – so proud of you guys and happy for you!! We love you!!!
Kathleen, Mike, Malcolm and Gillian

Congrats to the entire team. What an achievement.

Send current phone numbers via email please.

Congrats on finishing, Kim & Steve!!

Congratulations to all the riders!!!! Major hugs and smiles and happy dance for Kim & Steve!!! Bravo to you both! You are an inspiration!!! What an amazing journey and a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. I am very proud of you both – miss you lots and can’t wait to see you back home soon!!! Lots of love, Brigitte xo

Congratulations Steve and Kim on completing this fantastic journey of a lifetime. We are so proud of you and your accomplishments. Enjoy the celebrations at the closing ceremonies.
Love, Mum and Dad

Way to go, Steve and Kim!! Great job to complete this spectacular journey.

So proud of you Kim and Steve. Wish we were in Cape Town to see you cross the finish line. What a amazing accomplishment! Love Mum and Dad

G’day from Australia . Congratulations David and all your fellow intrepid cyclists. What an amazing feat. We are so proud of you. Wish we could see you on the podium. Huge from Mama Stompe & all the guys

Congrats to David G and all the riders!!!! What an epic journey and an amazing achievement! I wish I was in Cape Town to celebrate with you tonight – enjoy the festivities! 🙂

Way to Go DeeDee! An awesome accomplishment, Congratulations! Felix Hayley Kaden Jasper

Congratulations to all of you! You are all amazing! Well done, David Wolfendale for your podium finish! Safe travels and now rest, recover and enjoy your well deserved laurels. Love, Dad

Congratulations Klaus!! Your buddies from TdA 2012 are so happy for you… a big hug goes out to you from the “Dream Team”

Congrats David G amazing achievement, have enjoyed following your journey through Africa. Look forward to hearing your travel tales down under

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