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Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018

The Cape Town Cycle Tour's new start will see cyclists from all over the globe pass the Cape Town Castle for the first time in 35 years — with a fresh approach to using water.

Last updated: 31st January 2018

The 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour is scheduled to go ahead on Sunday, 11 March 2018 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 following the cancellation of 2017's race. 

In light of the Western Cape's severe drought, the tour is avoiding water wastage by making some waterless changes.

This year's route circles the Cape Peninsula, starting and finishing in the shadow of Table Mountain. We'll be updating this feature once we have the schedule of 2018 road closures.


Entries for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour are open, but hurry because they close on Friday, 23 February 2018 at 4pm. You can enter online via Entries fill up close to 6 months before the event.

If you missed out on the first round, but have found an entry going spare, you'll be able to transfer it to your name. Refer to for details on how to successfully transfer tickets, as failure to follow the process will lead to disqualification from future Cycle Tours for both parties — so make sure you do it the right way!

This year riders will be able to turn their miles into cash for participating charities. Visit the Cape Town Cycle Tour's charity page for more information.

Local general entries will cost R1000p/p.

AGE RESTRICTIONS: There are various races for ages 0 - 12 years old. See Cape Town Cycle Tour's juniors page for more information. 

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 2018 race; for more information, visit


  • 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.


Get the latest info about the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour and a detailed breakdown of road closures. 

Stay in the loop of Cape Town's road cycle events and MTB races.

Let the kids experience the excitement in the Cape Town Cycle Tour's junior event.

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