Every Wednesday evening, Dion O' Cuinneagain meets a group of friends for a bike ride.
Weather-permitting, they head up into the trails of Table Mountain overlooking greater Cape Town or alternatively, they gather at a Constantia bike shop for a high-altitude indoor session. This informal gathering has become a ritual, a break in the week of sorts. And irrespective of the weather conditions or cycling form, it is perhaps the social aspect that predominates over who is "king of the hill."
"I really enjoy the camaraderie that cycling has afforded me," says O' Cuinneagain of his midweek foray into the hills. "Sport is a great leveler, no matter the discipline. For me, it is all about fun, friendship, health and fitness."