Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018

Place: Cape Town  (11 Mar 2018 )

Cape Town Cycle Tour

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Cape Town Cycle Tour (formerly known as the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour) is the largest timed cycle event in the world and arguably the most scenic. Attracting in excess of 35 000 cyclists from around the globe each year, this prestigious event is definitely a unique experience for participants and spectators alike. Thousands of supporters line the streets to cheer on both the professional and the amateur cyclists. 

Based in Cape Town, the Cycle Tour represents 109 km of some of the most scenic spots in the world. Starting in Cape Town City Centre the route makes its way down the Blue Route leading into Simonstown then turning at Smitswinkel and heading back along the coastline before the steady climb up Chapman's Peak and finally the short, steep hill of Suikerbossie. The downhill to the finish in Green Point is a welcome respite for the weary cyclist.

Event Info
Race Day: 11 March 2018
Distance: 109 km


Entry for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour opens on Friday, 18 August 2017, and applications can be lodged via the website. The race's capacity is set at 35 000 cyclists, and once this limit has been reached, entries will no longer be accepted. There is a R30 per person discount on entry fees for Pedal Power Association (PPA) members.


South African Entries

R430 per person

Africa Entries (including Mauritius)

International Entries

R730 per person

Corporate and Charity Group Entries

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Do note that entry fees do not include RaceTec chips; these timing devices must be purchased separately.

AGE RESTRICTIONS: In order to compete in the cycling race, participants must turn 13 years old in the year of the event, and children accompanying parents on the back of a tandem must be 11 years of age or older. For more rules and regulations, consult

SEEDING EVENTS: For those interested in increasing their seeding index for future cycle tours, a number of seeding events are still to come for the 2017 race; for more information, visit

REGISTRATIONS: Registration for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour will take place at the annual Cape Town Lifecycle Expo at the Good Hope Centre in the week before the race. Riders can collect race packs on behalf of one another; please make sure that the absent cyclist has a RaceTec chip, otherwise they will not be allowed to access the start of the race. Do note that registration will NOT take place on the day of the race.

Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018 Route Map

Cape Town Cycle Tour route map

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