So you want a free ride?

So, we’re interested to read on a blog or two that it’s a ‘bloody cheek’ to have to pay for the bicycle maps… Makes you wonder, doesn’t it, if these demanding readers have the faintest idea how much work goes into creating a map. And whether they live off trust funds, large salaries or an overwhelming sense of entitlement? Do they expect their grocery store, newspaper vendor or bookshop simply to give them what they ask for, or do they pay? Do they donate their hours to their employers or expect a salary?

It’s true that most large cities offer bicycle maps free, but those maps were created by the local authority, for residents, not by an independent organisation that has to make a living…

Nevertheless, the maps are, in fact, available free from the people who supported us, advertised with us and believed in us. Without these people with vision, we could not have created the maps at all. So please visit their stores and ask for a copy – and buy something else while you’re there 🙂

We’re also been asked if the maps are available online. Not yet – anyone got the funding to help us do it? But we did specifically want to create a print map, as we’ve found those to be the most useful. There’s nothing quite like having a printed map in your hands (not even an iPhone is better…)

Get your FREE copy of the map from one of our supporters:


Cape Town Partnership
10th Floor, The Terraces
34 Bree Street, Cape Town
Tel: 021 419 1881

Bellville Cycles
171 Voortrekker Rd, Bellville
Tel: 021 945 3386

Revolution Cycles
171 Bree Street, Cape Town
Tel: 021 423 5191

Soloped Cycles
14 Bree Street, Cape Town
Tel: 021 425 3876

Lifecycle
Shop 19 Lifestyle Centre, Parklands
Tel: 021 557 4660

Sport Therapy
4 The Lane, Cavendish Street, Claremont
Tel: 083 620 7380

Bicycle Maintenance Company
1 Argyle Road, Woodstock
Tel: 021 448 4692

Adventure Inc
Unit 14 Old Mill Park, Ndabeni
Tel: 021 532 0549

Ezee Bikes
James Swift: 082 745 4962

Western Cape Dept of Transport and Public Works
Lebeko Ntombela
Tel: 021 483 3500

Rapid Sport
15 Pepper Street, Cape Town
Tel: 021 426 4044

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