Western Cape cycling laws

An official government document, the Provincial Gazette Extraordinary, containing the Western Cape cycling laws can be found below. The laws came into effect on 20 November 2013.

Some key points:

  • Motorists may not come closer than 1 meter to a cyclist
  • Cyclist may NOT ride abreast of another cyclist unless overtaking
  • Bicycles must have lights on, front and back, between sunset and sunrise
  • Bicycles must have front and rear reflectors

Cycling Laws Provincial Gazette 7194