Video: Renay's Constantia Greenbelt Guide

After years of restriction, the Pedal Power Association negotiated the opening of sections of the Constantia Greenbelts in Cape Town for cycling. Renay Groustra and Ray van Breda created this helpful video to celebrate the opening and to show everyone where they should be riding.






17 Comments

capediver, Feb 22 2016 11:48

Great vid, well thought out, Renay! 

Capricorn, Feb 22 2016 12:52

Looks like we have our own Spruit! :P

capediver, Feb 22 2016 01:19

Great vid, well thought out, Renay! 

This might help as well...I virtually been there today!

http://gph.is/1Tv2GSl

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popcorn_skollie, Feb 22 2016 01:28

Who ever said you need mountains to go mountain biking...

raptor-22, Feb 22 2016 01:57

Loved his comments about the dog walkers. generally the dog walkers who complain are those whose dogs are off leash and  roaming about, and then the elderly. But lets face it, thats how they roll.

Generally if you slow down before passing people from behind,  and greet on your way past they return a friendly greeting.

I was stopped last Friday morning by an elderly lady who wanted to know why theres so many bicycles on her trail. I stopped and explained what had happened and all she retorted was " Oh....my my , I see. Can't trust these ****ing politicians can we?! Well run along then..!"

I just smiled and waved wishing a great day forward

Stressed Eric, Feb 22 2016 09:07

Approached elderly couple, rang my bell, slowed down, waved, greeted. "Ah, a bell. Now there's a good idea" said the old man cheerfully. 

Micha-wp, Feb 23 2016 02:15

Job well done PPA! 

 

Lets hope Cape Town's gang of rouge cyclists don't screw it up for us all?

 

I ride with a R80 bell from Sportsmans - saved my butt a few times, not only on the Green Belts, but in Stage races when I loose my partner and on the road to warn pedestrians and Taxis.

 

I suggest that besides proof of residence when applying for a Table Mountain activity card, Mountain bikers should be asked to show "proof of Bell".  Nothing wrong with a "ting-ting" when approaching someone from behind to alert them of you passing.

 

There are also a couple of blind corners on the Green Belts where a precautionary ring could also avoid a terrible head on collision with another MTB rider or walker.

 

Great work Renay and PPA.  Glad to see our PPA subs being put back into our community.

 

Power to the Bicycle Bell!

notmyname, Feb 23 2016 05:47

Who ever said you need mountains to go mountain biking...

capediver, Feb 24 2016 09:14

Who ever said you need mountains to go mountain biking...

Whoever made this obviously didn't....https://www.youtube....JOlWPLgnXRk....

Meezo, Feb 24 2016 09:23

shot renay vid helped this morning

intern, Feb 25 2016 06:30

Bell is absolutely essential equipment if you are riding two-way/mixed use trails.

jaypaul, Feb 25 2016 10:16

Is there any way we can get the GPX file for this route / from the video? I am so keen to ride, also because it's in our backyard. Who said we needed to drive to Stellenbosch every damn weekend to ride? Or if anyone else has a GPX file for it to share, it would be fantastic!

capediver, Feb 25 2016 10:24

Is there any way we can get the GPX file for this route / from the video? I am so keen to ride, also because it's in our backyard. Who said we needed to drive to Stellenbosch every damn weekend to ride? Or if anyone else has a GPX file for it to share, it would be fantastic!

From my GE map above...may not be 100% ...

 

Edit: ooops seems the gpx file doesn't upload.....

jaypaul, Feb 25 2016 10:48

From my GE map above...may not be 100% ...

 

Edit: ooops seems the gpx file doesn't upload.....

Oh wait, actually, even a KML file from Google Earth would work as I can convert that to GPX quite easily. And most places don't allow a direct upload for a GPX file. You could put it on a public dropbox of sorts and link to it maybe.

 

Regards.

Admin, Feb 25 2016 10:51

From my GE map above...may not be 100% ...

 

Edit: ooops seems the gpx file doesn't upload.....

You should be able to upload a GPX now. 

Meezo, Feb 25 2016 11:10

Here's my ride from yesterday... What a painful commute it was, but absolutely fun!

https://www.strava.c...ities/500952799

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capediver, Feb 25 2016 11:18

You should be able to upload a GPX now. 

Txs...but KML refused and gpx loads but rounding rounding rounding and doesn't finalise...