Helen Janse van Vuuren

Cape Town cyclist stabbed to death while riding on trail

A man cycling in Cape Town just days after the Cape Town Cycle Tour has been stabbed to death while on his morning ride.

Helen Janse van Vuuren

With the Cape Town Cycle Tour now over for another year, cyclists have been going back to their more relaxed routines. Earlier on Tuesday morning, a man in his sixties was attacked and stabbed to death in Fish Hoek.

News24 reports that the currently unidentified man was seen riding his bike on a trail before he was attacked. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said police are investigating the incident.

“The suspect fled the scene with the victim’s mountain bike and is yet to be arrested.”

Eyewitnesses also told police that the suspect was later seen riding an apparently brand new bike towards Kommetjie.

Pedal Power, the largest cycling organisation in the Cape took to Facebook making other cyclists aware of the incident.

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The attack has left community members taking to social media to call for a meeting with Premier Helen Zille.

After originally losing two riders during the Cape Town Cycle Tour, event organisers announced on Monday that a marshall had died in hospital.

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The volunteer was one of the event’s Rotary marshalls and was stationed on an s-bend after the Llundudno turnoff.