Freak winds and deadly fires force cancellation of world’s biggest timed bike ride

100kmph winds blew riders off their bikes in the timed event in South Africa

Cyclists battle against strong winds at the start of the Argus Cape Town City Cycle Tour. (AFP PHOTO / RODGER BOSCH / Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

One hundred kilometre per hour winds that blew riders from their bikes and fanned a fire on the route, forced the cancellation of the ‘world’s largest timed cycle race’ in South Africa this morning.

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