Tuesday, 11 April 2017: Hermanus has gees! Winning the Best Town Spirit competition of the recently held 2017 ABSA Cape Epic tournament, which coursed through the Overstrand amongst other areas during the gruelling 8-day mountain bike adventure, just gives further credence to this increasingly well-known fact.
Added to that, Hermanus High School being crowned the victor of the Epic’s Flyover competition was the proverbial cherry on top of the cake for the Cape Whale Coast. Their waving whale tail - an appropriate welcome for visitors – proved a firm favourite of the judges.
Cape Whale Coast Tourism Manager Frieda Lloyd could barely contain her joy on receiving the news earlier in the week, saying: “Overstrand officials have worked very hard behind the scenes to ensure the organisation of this world class extravaganza appeared effortless and seamless to event goers. These committed individuals deserve a special mention”.
“Moreover, Hermanus High School pulled out all the stops and the race village flawlessly integrated endurance racing with education. Local businesses were furthermore prepared for the influx and ready to welcome cyclists, supporters and organisers to the Overstrand.”