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Cape Town Cycle Tour

Cape Town Cycle Tour

The Cape Town Cycle Tour (formerly known as the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour) is an annual cycle race hosted in Cape Town, South Africa, usually 109 km long. It is the first event outside Europe to be included in the International Cycling Union’s Golden Bike Series. 

South Africa hosts some of the largest sporting events in the world with three being the largest of their type. The Cape Town Cycle Tour, with as many as 35 000 cyclists taking part, is the world's largest individually timed cycle race. The other two are the world's largest ultra-marathon running event, the Comrades Marathon, and the world's largest open water swim, the Midmar Mile.

The race follows a scenic circular route from Cape Town down the Cape Peninsula and back.

Applications can be lodged via the Cape Town Cycle Tour website. The race's capacity is set at 35 000 cyclists, and once this limit has been reached, entries will no longer be accepted. 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.co.za.

It is traditionally staged on the second Sunday of March and has enjoyed well known competitors such as Miguel Indurain, Jan Ulrich and Lance Armstrong.

 

Fun facts about the Cape Town Cycle Tour:

  • The fastest men’s record was set by Robbie Hunter in 2008; who completed the 110-km course in 02:27:29.
  • The fastest women’s record was set by Anke Erlank-Moore in 2007; who completed the 110-km 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 complete the race within the allotted time (7 hours), in 2006; she was 80 years old at the time

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1604 Cartwright's Corner

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town CBD

0.8km South West of center of Cape Town Cycle Tour

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Viewpoint

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town City Bowl

1.1km West of center of Cape Town Cycle Tour

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Six on Scott

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town

1.7km South of center of Cape Town Cycle Tour

Six on Scott provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Centrally located in the heart of cosmopolitan Gardens / Cape Town, you will find Six on Scott, a beautiful, heritage listed Victorian guesthouse. With lots of characte

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Silver Lattice Guest House

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1.8km South of center of Cape Town Cycle Tour

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15 on Upper Orange

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Oranjezicht

2.1km South of center of Cape Town Cycle Tour

15 on Upper Orange provides self catering apartment accommodation in Gardens, in the Cape Town City Bowl. Offering an outdoor pool and views of the sea, the luxury self catering units of 15 Upper Orange Road in Gardens, Cape Town provide the perfect base

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Mount Sierra

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town

2.3km South West of center of Cape Town Cycle Tour

Mount Sierra apartments offers self catering accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Located in the heart of Cape Town it will delight you with its numerous award-winning restaurants, galleries, shops and tourist sites. While staying at Mount Sierr

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5 Camp Street

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2.3km South West of center of Cape Town Cycle Tour

5 Camp Street provides self catering accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Ideally situated in the central, trendy and historic suburb of Gardens, on the lower slopes of Table Mountain. Within easy walking distance of Kloof Street, with its vibey

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9 On Camp Apartments

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2.3km South West of center of Cape Town Cycle Tour

The 9 On Camp Villas offer an elegantly furnished self-catering accommodation in the historic suburb of Gardens in the Cape Town City Bowl, nestled against the foothills of Table Mountain. Whether you are a tourist visiting Cape Town's top attractions or

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The Walden House

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2.3km South West of center of Cape Town Cycle Tour

The Walden House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Tamboerskloof in the Cape Town City Bowl area. Situated against Cape Town's most famous backdrop, Table Mountain, lies The Walden House built in 1900. This old style Victorian home offers a home

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The Granger

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Green Point

2.6km North West of center of Cape Town Cycle Tour

The Granger provides self catering accommodation in the Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront, Cape Town City Bowl. Located in the private marina at Granger Bay, these luxury suites offer 2 double bedrooms all en-suite plus 3rd guest bathroom, Open plan loun

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