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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.
Race Day: 11 March 2018
Distance: 109 km
REGISTRATION & ENTRIES FOR THE 2018 CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR: TBA
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 www.cycletour.co.za.
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 www.cycletour.co.za.
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 - click here
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