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Cape Town Cycle Tour Stoppage

It is with great regret that at 06h38 on Sunday, 12 March, the organisers of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust were forced to make the difficult decision to stop the 40th edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Read the official statement here.

Weather Advisory

We have been advised that there is a high probability of severe winds on the Cape Peninsula within the next 24 hours. We strongly urge Cape Town Cycle Tour participants who are either not comfortable or do not have experience riding in strong winds, to carefully consider their decision to participate tomorrow. We believe wind conditions will not be as strong as in 2009, but they will nevertheless be severe. Cyclists and spectators must please take note.

Statement Regarding Stoppage Of The 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour. Read more here.

It is with great regret that at 06h38 this morning, we were forced to make the difficult decision to stop the 40th edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

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Dear Cape Town Cycle Tour Participants

March 14, 2017

We are deeply disappointed and saddened by the outcome of this past weekend. For the cyclists, sponsors, city and provincial stakeholders – and of course the organizing team – it has been an extremely difficult and trying time. The decision to stop the race after the first four groups had left, and to then cancel […]

Statement Regarding Stoppage Of The 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour

March 12, 2017

It is with great regret that at 06h38 this morning, we were forced to make the difficult decision to stop the 40th edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour. This morning presented a number of challenges, not least of which were wind speeds considerably higher than predicted yesterday.  This, combined with a large fire that […]

Weather Advisory

March 11, 2017

We have been advised that there is a high probability of severe winds on the Cape Peninsula within the next 24 hours.  We strongly urge Cape Town Cycle Tour participants who are either not comfortable or do not have experience riding in strong winds, to carefully consider their decision to participate tomorrow. We believe wind conditions […]

NEWSFLASH REGARDING THE 2017 WOMEN’S INVITATIONAL RACE FROM DAVID BELLAIRS – MEDIA, MARKETING AND SPONSORSHIP DIRECTOR OF THE CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR

March 9, 2017

Following a request and extensive discussion with the Women’s Commission of Cycling South Africa and representatives of the Cape Town Cycle Tour, it has been agreed that we will facilitate a Women’s only Invitational start group in Glencairn. All elite and U23 women that have been seeded into the % start group will have the […]

Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust appeals to riders and supporters to save water

March 9, 2017

“The drought in the Western Cape has been front of mind during the planning, organization and implementation phases of this, the 40th Cycle Tour”, David Bellairs, Marketing, Media and Sponsorship Director of CTCTT  [9 March 2017, Cape Town]  The Western Cape is experiencing its worst drought in 100 years. As organisers of a responsible event, […]

Registration

March 7, 2017

Race pack and goodie bag collection takes place at the Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo at the Cape Town Stadium, between Thursday, 9 March and Saturday, 11 March ahead of the 40th edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday, 12 March. Read all you need to know about getting there here.

Cape Town Cycle Tour commemorative kit set to fly

March 2, 2017

A limited souvenir range of vintage-inspired cycling jerseys and caps have got Cape Town Cycle Tour fans talking. Cape Town Cycle Tour partners Velotex, designed the kit in celebration of this year’s landmark 40th anniversary of the prestigious event. The first “Argus Tour”, as it was known in 1978, had 575 entrants and in honour […]

Junior Entries Newsflash – Some rides SOLD OUT!

March 2, 2017

Entries for the 1.3 km (4-5 year olds) 4.2km and 7km rides for Cape Town Cycle Tour #Junior are SOLD OUT!! No entries are available for these distances at Canal Walk registration.

What to expect on the route

March 1, 2017

Start on Hertzog Boulevard to Nelson Mandela Boulevard Standing in the starting chutes as wave after wave of cyclists’ set off gets the competitive juices flowing. There’s a buzz and you’re determined to fly from the moment the start gun cracks. But immediately at the start there is a climb onto Nelson Mandela Boulevard, which […]

Fun Riders now Fundracers in the 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour  

February 16, 2017

New online portal makes supporting a charity even easier through the Cape Town Cycle Tour The 35 000 cyclists registered for the 40th edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour are being challenged to make every kilometre count and raise funds for charity. Developed in conjunction with Cape Argus, Pick n Pay and Momentum, the […]

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Cape Town Cycle Tour updated their profile picture.Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 12:59pm
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Cape Town Cycle Tour shared Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities's video.Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 11:25am
Fantastic new cycling opportunity in our beautiful Province!
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Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities
Residents are invited to join the inaugural Cross Cape cycle ride as it passes through towns across the province. The route forms part of Cape Cycle Routes and is set to increase tourism and unlock opportunities in rural areas across the province. Minister Winde is leading the inaugural ride which kicks off on 12 May. Watch as Minister Winde provides a brief overview of the route.
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Cape Town Cycle Tour shared DARG's photo.Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 12:08pm
Every little bit helps. In addition to donating water bottles and dog food to DARG, we at the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust did a spring clean and donated old Cycle Tour t-shirts, unused catering equipment and non-perishable goods in aid of the Imizamo Yethu fire relief efforts.
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Cape Town Cycle TourTuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 10:18am
We want to say THANK YOU!

While we know that many of you are as disappointed as we are with this outcome, we trust you understand that our motivation was based purely on your safety and can assure you that we considered every alternative before making this difficult decision. We are humbled and grateful for the outpouring of support we have received over the past 24 hours, and for this we thank you!
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Cape Town Cycle TourTuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 10:17am
What about the prize money?

The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust will donate the 2017 prize fund of R220 000 to the relief efforts of those affected by the fires in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay. We are also donating water bottles to DARG (the Domestic Animal Rescue Group) who are saving and caring for animals from those affected areas.
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Cape Town Cycle Tour with Sean Young.Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 10:15am
What about the medals?

We wish to advise that the 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour will now be held on 11 March 2018 and as such, no finisher’s medals will be issued for the 2017 event.
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