As South Africa prepares to transition from Level 5 to Level 4, Cycling South Africa remains committed to serving the best interests of the cycling community during this challenging time.
Government has outlined the following activities permissible as of the 1 May 2020:
Ciska Austin, President of Cycling South Africa commented “We wish to thank the many organisations and individuals who contributed to the proposal submitted to Government. Although Cycling South Africa asked for more, we are now able to cycle for exercise. Cycling South Africa calls on all cyclists and the cycling industry to hold themselves to account, strictly adhering to the guidelines of Alert Level 4.
“We are committed to serving the best interests of the cycling community and as such, Cycling South Africa has engaged Government to reconsider the restrictions in line with our recommendations submitted on the 27th April and additional comments made in terms of the yesterday’s announcements. We will provide an update as soon as we receive further feedback.
“It is further encouraging that many in the cycling community have reached out with additional proposals for COVID-19 Alert levels and beyond. There are a number of innovative ideas that have been presented and I would like to encourage the cycling community to continue sharing their ideas and getting involved. We will use this time wisely to collaborate and build a strategic plan based on shared interests and goals”, concluded Austin.
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