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Time in the Saddle is a podcast series hosted by avid cyclist and radio veteran, Ryan O’Connor focusing on all things exciting in the world of cycling. In the fourteenth episode, Ryan O'Connor talks about Cape Town Cycle Tour with cyclist, Chris Willemse Jnr.

In this episode of Time in The Saddle, Ryan O'Connor chats to cyclist Chris Willemse Jnr and Cape Town Cycle Tour's Dave Bellairs.

Bellairs is the director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour and he chats about the iconic event.

He remembers his very first bicycle.

My mother sold one of her saddles to buy my brother and I bicycles when we were in junior school.

Dave Bellairs – Director at Cape Town Cycle Tour

But, the cycling bug didn't bite straight away, and it was only a year after matric that he got into cycling.

A mate of mine dared me to ride this thing called the Argus Cycle Tour.

Dave Bellairs – Director at Cape Town Cycle Tour

That was in 1988 and he says that is when the bug bit. The following year he volunteered to be on the organising committee and has been involved ever since.

Listen to Ryan O’Connor in conversation with his good friend and cyclist, Chris Willemse Jnr as they discuss all things cycling in the fourteenth episode of Time in the Saddle.

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