Stellenbosch bike indaba

It is time again for our annual Bosfietsberaad.  Don’t miss out om this one! Subscribe now.

In addition to discussing various topical issues and share ideas on how to make our lovely town more bike-friendly, there will be ample time for fun rides to venues where we can socialise and make new cycling friends.

There may be a few changes to the programme, but please complete the entry form on:

Total cost is R150 per person, no matter how many functions you attend, and this includes the annual fee to be  Supporter of Stellenbosch Cycling, as well as a sticker with our Akkerdoppie logo.


Friday evening 4 December, 17:00.  Cycling in Stellenbosch, a  panel discussion at  Erfurthuis in Ryneveld Street (Opposite Sasol Museum of the University).

Wine and refreshments  17:00 – 17:30, followed by the panel discussion until 20:00.

The panel discussion will focus on feedback about progress in cycling plans and facilities made since last year’s inaugural Bosfietsberaad. Panel members: E J Wentzel (Stellenbosch Municipality), Barbara Pool (University of Stellenbosch), Richard de Villiers (MTN Land Access progress) and Giliomee Matthee (who will review the Cycling Master Plan). Discussion leader: Dawid Botha (Stellenbosch Cycling).

Saturday morning 5 December, 09:00 – 12:00, Ride to Spier.

We depart from Erfurthuis at 09:00. At Spier our new Eerste River Routes maps will be launched by Limbik.  Enjoy lunch afterwards at the new Spier Werf Market.

Saturday afternoon 5 December, 17:00 – 19:00, Platroete Ride around Stellenbosch

We ride the Platroete, circling the town anti-clockwise, again departing from Erfurthuis at 17:00.

Saturday evening 5 December, 19:30 – 21:30. Discussion on international projects and their successes and dinner, Blue Crane & Butterfly, 146a  Dorp Street

The panel discussion will focus on international projects and their successes (panel members include Andrew Wheeldon) in Stellenbosch and trends elsewhere. Discussion leader: Carinus Lemmer (Stellenbosch Cycling). The annual report of Stellenbosch Fietsry/Cycling NPC will be distributed to all attendees beforehand. Afterwards, dinner until late at the Blue Crane & Butterfly.

Sunday morning 6 December, 09:00 to 12:00. Ride to Kayamandi and BMX Display

Departing from Erfurthuis in Ryneveld Street,  we ride to Kayamandi  along the Plankenbrug River for a BMX display at the club house.

Those who want to go on and explore one of Meurant Botha’s new trails, can join him and other Bostrappers, details to be announced.