As a flagship facility (not only in South Africa but on the African continent), it will greatly enhance the region’s opportunities for hosting future national, continental and international events with the proven related economic benefits.
This will be an ideal facility for use not only by South African cyclists but also as a training base for all African countries as well as attracting many European nations who flock to South Africa for training camps during their winter season.
A world-class velodrome opens up many opportunities for staging international track events, such as World Series events and inter-continental events laying the foundation for the hosting of the prestigious World Track Championships. The possibility of hosting an international cycling festival in the town encompassing all five disciplines is a huge opportunity as it has never been staged previously on the continent. Plettenberg Bay can be at the forefront of such a great initiative, taking the lead in globalising the sport. Plettenberg Bay and ultimately South Africa will be positioned as the Cycling Mecca with many riders flocking to the town for numerous international events.