Caledon Wins Flyover Competition
Caledon, the 2012 Absa Cape Epic's third stage location, won the competition for the best flyover. Flyovers have been a part of the town festivities from the second race in 2005, and a great way for host towns to brand the landscape with a display only visible from the air. Over the years stage locations have really "gone to town" with this opportunity to promote their partnership with the race to TV audiences globally. The displays are getting better and bigger every year, hence the decision to introduce a flyover competition in 2012.
Caledon placed their flyover display on the farm, Voorhoede, to the mountain side of the N2. Local artists Carol Mangiagalli en Lindi Aronowitz created the design, which took 3 weeks to complete. During this period the outline of the design was traced with string, and then filled in with lime. Linda and Derri Farenhem, Albert and Bronwyn Metcalf aided by Voorhoede staff also worked on the display.
Caledon's Winning Flyover
The design included the word Caledon (20m high and 15m wide), as well as a bicycle and sheep. It was selected as the best flyover design as it was clear and visible from the air, it referenced local industry by using sheep, and included a cycling element making it relevant to the event.
Roberson's design, a bicycle wheel, was co-ordinated by Jeanette Bosman on behalf of the Langeberg Municipality. Children from Robertson Primary School took part in the display on the day.
Oak Valley used 30 tractors in their display.