The 36-year-old man, who requested his name be withheld, had been cycling to Durbanville, where he was to meet with fellow cyclists when the three assailants pushed him off his bike and assaulted him with a pipe on Tuesday morning.
They robbed him of his cellphone and mountain bike in Amadeus Street, Zonnendal Kraaifontein, according to police.
In an interview with the Cape Times on Wednesday, the cyclist lauded a resident walking her dogs, who freed him and called for help.
“My body is still sore from the fall. They hit me with a pipe. I was on my way to meet buddies to go cycling. As I went around the corner there, three guys came from the side and pushed me off the bike. I fell.