Taking place every year in the spring since 1978, the Cape Town Cycle Tour is a prestigious road cycling race and possibly one of the biggest in the world, forming part of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Lifestyle Week. This year's edition will run from February 28th until March 7, with the main event, the 43rd Cape Town Cycle Tour scheduled for Sunday, March 7th 2021.
This week-long cycling festival is a celebration of all things cycle related and culminates with the Cape Town Cycle Tour, a 109 kilometer route around Cape Town, its peninsula and bays. On average, over 35,000 cyclists participate every year in the race that circles the Cape Peninsula, around Table Mountain, through the Misty Cliffs of Scarborough and past the world-famous Twelve Apostles.
The biggest bicycle race in the world wouldn’t be complete without South Africa’s biggest cycling exhibition, the Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo showcasing the latest gear and coolest gear from all of the world’s biggest brands. All proceeds of the Cape Town Cycle Tour are redistributed to the community through two charities that focus on developing cycling in local communities as well as improving lives.
So why not take part in this amazing race that supports a good cause? Entries will open soon and are expected to run out quickly so get yours while they last! See you in Cape Town in the spring!
The Cape Town Cycle Tour starts off from Grand Parade Precinct and heads off south past the Cape Town Castle into Hospital Bend and the steep hill of Edinburg Drive. The course then heads towards Muizenberg and past Kalk Bay before reaching Simon's Town where it runs along the coast to Miller's Point with views of False Bay. Once it reaches Smitswinkel, the Tour turns back towards the Atlantic coast, through Klassjagersberg which marks the halfway mark of the race and onto the misty cliffs of Scarborough. With the stunning landscape of the Atlantic coast in the background, the course makes it way past Chapman's Peak and Hout Bay before speeding along the Twelve Apostles and Camp's Bay and then past Table Mountain into Cape Town for the finish line.
Multiple supply points will be scattered along the route, offering liquid and solid supplies as well as medical and mechanical assistance to those in need.
- Children's area
Scheduled to be confirmed.