Jens Voigt to visit South Africa in the lead up to the Cape Town Cycle Tour
Jens Voigt is a true legend in the sport of professional cycling, most commonly known for his saying “shut up legs”.
The German-born cyclist and father of six has competed in the Tour de France 17 times, winning several stages and wearing the famed yellow jersey in the race’s 2005 edition. In 2014, Jens became the UCI World 1 hour record holder before retiring as a member of the Trek Factory Racing Pro team after a storied 17-year career. More recently, in January he completed the gruelling Everest challenge in 26h30m, a massive 9000 metres of climbing and over 400km of riding in snow and on frozen roads.
“We are thrilled to have Jen’s coming to South Africa, he loves spending time with his fans chatting about his passion for the sport. He is a legendary sportsman - the Trek team and our Trek retailers are so excited for his visit”.
#MyTrek Sunset Cruises:
Join Trek Bikes South Africa and celebrated cyclist, Jens Voigt, for a fun-filled sunset cycle, suitable for everyone, in Johannesburg 7th March 2017, 3 pm at Bidon Bistro and Cape Town 10th March 2017, 4 pm at Boschendal Wine Farm.
This is not a race! We’re challenging all cyclists. Both serious and hobbyist, in these two cities, to help us raise funds for the non-profit, Qhubeka.
Registration is free and for each registration Trek will donate R10 with a goal to reach R15 000.00 for Qhubeka. We need at least 1500 riders to make this possible.
“Will you be part of this legendary ride?”
Register at https://www.mytrek.co.za/
*Children are welcome. We encourage safe cycling, metro and paramedics will be onsite to keep you safe.
*This is a fun afternoon cycle meant for enjoyment. Please feel free to invite friends and family.
*Dress up in any fun attire you feel confident in. We will be filming this event!
Come meet Jens Voigt and share your love for cycling at some of our exclusive store signings. Jens will spend one-on-one time with his fans. Should you wish to get any memorabilia signed this is your chance!
Catch him at:
Wednesday 8th March:
The Bicycle Company Lynnwood: Cnr Lynnwood & Daventry Road, Lynnwood
10h30 – 12h30
Swiss Cycles, 1 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank
15h00 – 17h00
Thursday 9th March:
BMT Stellenbosch, Blackhorse Centre Cnr Dorp and Mark Street, Stellenbosch
11h30 – 13h30
Best Bikes : Shop 5; Spiros Corner, Cnr Main & wellington, Durbanville
15h30 – 17h30
Natalie Roberts: Marketing Manager Trek Bikes SA - +27 11 258 8974