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Garmin are the official technical training partner to 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour

The organisers of the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour are excited to announce that Garmin Southern Africa have come on board as the Official Technical Training Partner to the 2016 Cycle Tour. The Garmin team will be present at the Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo offering all riders technical support for their cycling devices.

The latest technology by Garmin introduces Varia Rearview Radar which warns cyclists of vehicles approaching from up to 140m behind. It can detect multiple vehicles at a time and will determine a level of threat posed by the vehicle based on the speed of the approaching vehicle. This level of threat is indicated using Orange or Red alerts. The Varia Rearview Radar works independently or integrating with compatible Garmin Edge cycling computers.

It is also beneficial for cars approaching the cyclists as the tail light brightens and flashes, alerting vehicles of a cyclist ahead.

“As leaders in innovative cycling technology, we’re excited to introduce our line of cycling awareness products. With South African roads becoming increasingly busy and thus dangerous for cyclists, a product was needed to help improve their safety,” said Walter Mech, CEO of Garmin Sub Saharan Africa.

David Bellairs, Co-Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust says, “We are thrilled to have Garmin on board as we strive to make cycling a safer sport for all. Innovative products like the Varia are a huge step for the cycling community and we know that Garmin will have much to offer the Cape Town Cycle Tour going forward.”

About Garmin
Garmin has helped take GPS to new heights by going well beyond the ordinary features and performance found in typical GPS receivers. For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation, wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine and outdoor recreation.

Garmin’s Varia Rearview Radar, Edge cycling computers and Vector Pedals are available at a 15% discount to all cyclists taking part in the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour. Visit for more.

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