Owing to the geographical situation of the town of Heidelberg, it leans itself to offering amazing cycling routes and trails for both road cyclists and mountain bikers alike. This has resulted in many residents and people from outside Heidelberg frequenting the routes on their bicycles. Based on all of this popularity, it has always been clear that there is a need for a cycling club for Heidelberg.
At the end of 2006, Heidelberg got its first cycling club to address this need. Heidelberg Cycling has officially been launched and registered towards the end of November 2010 and is a fully operational cycling club, registered with Cycling South Africa and the provincial affiliate.
One of the key ideas which was considered when the logo for Heidelberg Cycling was designed, was to ensure that the logo was unique to Heidelberg and its surrounding area. It had to be easily identifiable and had to be something which all the club members would be proud of.
One of the unique characteristics identified of Heidelberg and its surrounding area, was the "Protea caffra", also known as the "Suikerbos". It was therefore decided to make use of a Protea in the logo to ensure easy identification of the cycling club and its area.
The Club Committee
Heidelberg Cycling has a club committee consisting of a:
Road Cycling Representative
Mountain Biking Representative
It is the committee's task to ensure the successful management of the club and its administrative affairs. The chairman oversees the financial and structural elements of the club, the club secretary oversees the day-to-day administration and running of the club affairs, and the road cycling and mountain biking representatives respectively are overseeing general administration and communication for the different cycling disciplines.
All decisions pertaining to the club are always put forward to the club members for voting. This includes the club management or any other general issues impacting on the club or its members.
The Club Kit
The club kit has been designed with the cyclist in mind: whether you are a road cyclist or whether you are a mountain biker. The idea behind the design was to offer two alternative cycling shirts. The one shirt is light in colour to allow for better visibility on the road, while the other shirt is darker in colour to prevent showing dirt or mud easily when riding off road. Even though the shirts were designed with this in mind, it is up to the rider him / herself to decide which one he / she would feel comfortable with. The two shirt are almost a direct inversion of each other, therefore still easily identifiable as Heidelberg Cycling kit, but at the same time offering choice to the club member.
Regarding the cycling shorts, the club has decided to leave this open to the individual to choose their own brand and form of cycling shorts. The club member may ride in any bib-shorts, cycling shorts or baggy shorts, as long as the overarching colour is either black, red or white.
There are 2 types of membership:
Ordinary membership which is free
Racing membership = CSA racing license holder have to pay R200/year club fee
Cycling shirt fee = R 500.00 per shirt
Please note: a Cycling South Africa (CSA) membership licence can be purchased HERE
To join Heidelberg Cycling send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org