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ABOUT US

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 Cape Town.

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 business 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 customers.

Today William is 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.

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 80th Birthday.

William Cloete with the 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.

 

President of Cycling South Africa, William Newman with Oscar and Hilton Cloete at the 2016 Western Cape Road Championships.

 

       

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.

The Staff - We all ride! We know which bike will be best for your riding style.

We also know which products work best.
Service - You will not stand around waiting to be helped at our shop.

You'll Appreciate the attention that we give you.

Crown 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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