Voting with your bike

Fish Hoek beach has always been a popular coffee stop for cyclists out training, but lately I’ve noticed more and more people simply using their bikes to get to the beach and back.

Like today, where we shared a table with a couple and their 3-year-old-daughter; they live just 5km or so from the beach, and can’t see the point of driving there… They’re new to the neighbourhood, so took a turn – by bike – via the IEC registration venue to make sure they can vote in their new ward in the March elections, then trundled to the beach for coffee.



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  1. Nice work!

  2. I like what I’ve seen so far on your blog. The world events of the past 3 weeks are inspiring and in a way are connected to the freedom of bicycling. A conscious thought has to cross our synapses to take the bike and leave the car at home. That’s awareness. Check out my blog from snowy Minnesota. The words might be cheesy but I’ve posted some good pictures.


  3. I tried to register to your rss provider, but there was a problem appending it to google right ascension

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