A cycling lane now links Blouberg to the West Coast village of Melkbos, which is home to Africa’s only nuclear power plant. The City’s latest cycling addition is a short yet impressive route running along the edge of the M14. The lane is 3m wide, allowing for bidirectional movement and includes sufficient and safe separation from other road users by means of barriers. Cyclists and families, whether novice or pro are now touring to Melkbos and back with confidence on weekends.
People are using the new cycling infrastructure for additional training miles or to earn a tasty carbohydrate reward at one of the bustling beach-road eateries, with most only a few metres away from the pristine West Coast shore. Check out the amazing pictures below.
Source: Business Insider South Africa
“Although the dual-lane cycling path from Big Bay to Melkbos measures just under 6km it passes along some of Cape Town’s best surfing beaches and with each glance westward, the view is an iconic sweep of Robben Island to Table Mountain. Riders who are keen Instagram users will be at a loss for the multitude of Table Mountain compositions possible. Despite its relatively short length, there is no argument against it already being one of the most picturesque cycling lanes in the world.” – Business Insider South Africa