BMW South Africa is proud to have partnered with the Cape Town Cycle Tour over the past weekend. Not only was it the 41st installment of the event, but the very first to include a BMW cycling team – which made for an exciting race. There was also a very special appearance from the all-new BMW 8 Series Coupé which led the cyclists to the finish line.

Set amongst the picturesque vistas of the Cape Peninsula, the Cape Town Cycle Tour spans over 109 km and while beautiful, is also a gruelling test of human endurance. No stranger to performance, BMW was there to lead the cyclists to the finish – and even compete.


First in was the breath-taking BMW 8 Series Coupé Lead vehicle, followed by the winner of the 41st Cape Town Cycle Tour, Sam Gaze, in a jaw-dropping time of 02:38:42.

Not to be outdone, all the members of Team BMW crossed the finish line – in true BMW style.With our dashing kits, we even received some unexpected cheering and chants of “Go BMW” from the crowd as we cycled in.

Team BMW at the end of the race

Some of the team celebrating their finish.


A total of 40 cyclists rode out under the Team BMW banner with their smart matching race kits and winning attitudes.

Team BMW before the race

Team BMW with their mascot before the race.

Among the team were not only some of our BMW drivers but some lucky Facebook competition winners too and our very own CEO, Mr Tim Abbott.


BMW South Africa CEO TIm Abbott

BMW South Africa CEO, Mr Tim Abbott, on the move.


Guests were not only treated to a view of the all-new BMW 8 Series Coupé in action, it was on display along with the much-anticipated BMW 3 Series in the hospitality area after the race. It was a close encounter with luxury on the back of an exhilarating day on the road.

BMW 8 Series on display

The 8 on display.

All round, the 41st Cape Town Cycle Tour was a knockout weekend and definitely one for the BMW South Africa history books – hopefully the first of many races our top-class cycling team. Watch the highlights video here: