What started as a social experiment on Twitter has fast grown into a large following of ‘night-riders’. It’s all about having fun, but the like-minded environmental lobbyists behind the cause are also actively raising awareness of Cape Town’s embarrassingly high carbon emissions and promoting a less environmentally taxing form of transport.
They meet at 21h00 every month on the night of the full moon and ride through the city en mass. You don’t have to be a Lycra-wearing fitness fanatic to take part; you simply have to own a bicycle. The last ride saw more than 250 people peddling through the bustling streets at night. The more riders, the more awareness is raised for cycling in the city and promoting the safety of cyclists in urban environments.
It’s easy to take part: all you have to do is show up with your bike. It’s a casual 12 kilometre ride that takes about an hour to complete. Most of the route is flat and very manageable. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to see the beautiful city of Cape Town at night.
A full-moon night cycle through the city streets of Cape Town
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