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Cape Town Cycle Tour

South Africa’s largest individually timed cycling race is set to go in March 2017.

The 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 12 March 2017 with some 35 000 avid cyclists taking on the 109-km route around the Cape Peninsula.

It’s arguably the highlight of the road cycling calendar and many enthusiastic riders are eager to take to the Mother City’s scenic roads once again. The Cape Town Cycle Tour (formerly known as the Cape Argus Cycle Tour) will see still see cyclists from all over the globe take to the starting line on Hertzog Boulevard for the 40th time this year.

The route is the same as usual, taking cyclists from the city centre, down the M3 through to Muizenberg and as far south as Smitswinkel. From there they will then head north again, through Hout Bay and Camps Bay to the finish line in Green Point.

REGISTRATION AND ENTRIES FOR THE 2017 CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR

Entries for the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour are open, but hurry because they close on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 at 4pm. You can enter online via Capetowncycletour.com, upon which you will recieve a confirmation email, after which payment will need to be made by 1pm on Monday, 5 September 2016 to secure your entry. Payment not received by this date and time, or the applicant’s option to decline the entry, will result in that entry being made available to a previously unsuccessful rider. 

*The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has guaranteed entries into next year’s race. All you need to do is pledge to raise a minimum of R2300 for the SPCA, which will cover your race entry, a limited edition cycle shirt, and a few exclusive extras. SPCA Challenge Fundraiser Natasha Johannes says “Most importantly, every pedal push, hill, and all the sweat and tears will be worth the pain when you know that you’re making a difference in the lives of animals. On top of that rewarding feeling, our top fundraiser for the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour will win a brand new Titan road bicycle.” Visit Capespca.co.za/team-spca-cape-town-cycle-tour-2017 for information on how to enter.

Local general entries will cost R510p/p, but PPA members can pay R480p/p.

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 Capetowncycletour.com.

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 2016 race; for more information, visit Capetowncycletour.com.

REGISTRATIONS: The venue and date of registration for the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour is still to be confirmed. Riders will collect race packs and RaceTec chips at registration. Please note that registration will NOT take place on the day of the race.

FUN FACTS ABOUT THE CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR

  • The fastest men’s record was set by Robbie Hunter in 2008; who completed the 110km course in 02:27:29.
  • The fastest women’s record was set by Anke Erlank-Moore in 2007; who completed the 110km course in 02:48:29.
  • The fastest average speed of 47.48-km/h was set by Wimpie van der Merwe in 1993.
  • Penny Krohn set the record for the highest number of consecutive wins – 25 – within an age group.
  • The oldest man to complete the race within the allotted time (7 hours) was Japie Malan who did the race on a single bicycle in 2010 and on a tandem in 2012. He was 92 years old at the time.
  • Mary Warner is the oldest woman to have completed the race within the allotted time (7 hours) in 2006; she was 80 years old at the time.

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