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Crown Cycles was
formed in 1948 by its founder, W. J. Cloete, after returning from
World War II, while being stationed at the Crown Mines. Situated in
the suburb of Claremont, it was one of the first bicycle shops in
W.J. Cloete was later joined in the
1950's by his Son, William Frank Cloete. William was one of the Top
Road and Track Cyclists in the Western Cape at the time, Winning
some of the biggest races around, like the 25 Mile (ixl trophy)
Track Race on 3 Occasions.(1959, 1961, 1962) William was one of the
fastest sprinters around and very few cyclists could pass him in a
Sprint to the Finish Line. However, William's cycling career was
limited as he could not become a Springbok cyclist due to the
Apartheid regime and retired in 1965.
William eventually took over the
from his Father. Crown Cycles provided bicycle sales, all bicycle
spares and repaired any type of bicycle available at that time.
Crown Cycles managed to survive the bad times in South African
history whilst moving premises often because of the Group Areas Act,
but remained in Lansdowne Road being supported by their loyal
William was joined by his Sons Gary, Hilton and Oscar Cloete,
who were also competitive Cyclists over the last 20 years. Together
they have competed in many Western Province and SA National
Championships, Argus Tours, to name a few. One of the Brothers has
also received his SA Colours in Track Cycling. William eventually
retired in 2012.
With their knowledge of Racing over the Years,
its easy to relate to their Customers with friendly advise and tips,
always trying to deliver Great Service, striving to remain one of
the Best Bike Shops in Cape Town.
William Cloete with some of the trophies he won.
Photo: 1959 and 1963
William Cloete finally inaugurated into the "Legends
of the Pedal" on Boxing Day 2015, 8 days before his
William Cloete with the
Former President of Cycling
SA William Newman, both Cycling Legends and Top Track
Cyclists in their time.
Hilton, Gary and Oscar Cloete
Oscar Cloete Winning the 2016 Western Cape Road
Championships in his age category.
Former President of Cycling South Africa, William Newman
Oscar and Hilton Cloete at the 2016 Western Cape
Oscar Cloete and 5 time Cape Argus
Cycle Tour Champion Anriette Schoeman, at the 2015 Knysna RECM200, 3
Day MTB Stage Race.
WHY SHOP HERE
Crown Cycles delivers the best in high-value,
low-priced Bicycle Equipment.
- We all ride! We know which bike will be best
for your riding style.
know which products work best.
Service - You will not stand around waiting to
be helped at our shop.
Appreciate the attention that we give you.
Cycles is one of Cape Town's oldest locally
owned and operated bike shops.
We have been in the same location and under the
same ownership for almost 70 years.
When you come to Crown Cycles you
will receive Service that is second to none.
Come visit our Store today and let us show you
why Crown Cycles has been one
of the Cape Town's leading bicycle shops for
over 60 years.
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