Cycle cape point formed in 2015 with a goal to mobilise tourists and locals of the cape peninsula without a car. Early iterations included building motorised and electric bikes to help with the vast distances, steep hills and extreme winds in the area. Sadly, setup costs, maintenence and recovery proved the vehicles non-viable for business. Here is a picture of one of our early machines near the cape point.
Robustness became the key element. Through a process of elimination, we ended up using Giant escape bicycles (hybrid between road and mountain bike) and Kymco scooters. After a season's use as rental vehicles, bikes are distributed to the community at a low cost.