Anou Pedaler – JCI Curepipe Running in Deutsche Bank Cycle Tour 2011 for charity

October 2, 2011

This year once again, JCI Curepipe’s Cycle Club is  running in the Deutsche Bank Cycle Tour for charity going from the going to Blue Bay, through the east coast, to Mont Choisy Beach in th North West.

JCI Curepipe will send 2 teams, namely for the 50KMs Challenge and the 100KMs Challenge.

In 1999 Barry Haarhoff a member of The Circle and Patrick Piat The President of the Mauritius Cycling Federation proposed the idea of a 100 km cycle tour as a fund raiser and for the promoting of cycling in Mauritius. The idea of the tour was based on a very successful cycle tour held in Cape Town South Africa each year which started off very modestly and has now grown in into a major event with 36000 cyclists participating last year.

In November of 2000 the first tour took place starting at Deep River Beau Champ and finishing at Le Morne. 275 cyclists entered the tour with the first cyclist finishing the tour in 2.25 hours and the last person finishing in 5.38 hours.

The next year the route was changed from starting at the airport, proceeding up the east coast and finishing in Port Louis. 368 cyclists entered with the first placed cyclist crossing the finishing line in 2.13 Hours.

In 2002 the same route was used with a total of 489 cyclist entering, with over 30 foreign cyclists taking part.

In 2003, the route was changed to the starting point at the airport and going up the east coast, finishing at Mon Choisy beach in the north. This route has been used for all cycle tours since 2003 and is the same route for 2011.

If you are a JCI Member or a JCI Friend and would like to ride with our team, drop us an e-mail and we will be glad to welcome you among our team! Remember you need to fill in and submit the entry form to be able to participate!