- How is the entry process for the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour different from previous years?
Entries for the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour will no longer be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Instead, riders will be able to submit an entry application by following a clear three-step process.
- Entrants will have two and a half weeks to submit a Cycle Tour entry application (free of charge).
- After entries have been allocated, applicants will receive an email confirming whether or not they have been successful in obtaining an entry.
- Successful entrants will then be given the opportunity to make payment.
- Why is the entry process for the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour different?
In previous years, many prospective riders were disavowed an opportunity to enter because of infrastructural challenges (like slow or no internet access), or lack of availability (e.g. if they were on a plane, in a meeting etc.). That played a role in the CTCTT committing to a more equitable and fair entry process which allows a larger window of opportunity to secure an entry for the event.
- When do entries to the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour open?
Submitting a Cycle Tour entry application will be possible from Wednesday, 9 September 2015 at 1pm to Monday, 28 September 2015 at 1pm. Read more here: www.capetowncycletour.com/press.
- Where do I go to enter the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour?
Prospective riders looking to submit an entry application will need to visit www.capetowncycletour.com to do so.
- How do I submit a family entry application?
If you’re riding tandem or would just like to ride with family, you will be able to enter their name(s) when you submit your entry application (limited to 10 names per application). Their entry will then be “tied” to yours – i.e. if you secure an entry, they will automatically also receive an entry, and if you are unsuccessful, they will be too. Please note that a person can only be registered once, and if you choose to add someone’s name to yours, they won’t be able to make a separate entry application.
- Do I have to pay for the entry application?
No, an entry application is free of charge.
- Does it make a difference if I submit an entry application on the first day or the last day of the registration period?
No. All prospective riders will have two and a half weeks to submit an entry application. Entries will be awarded at random, regardless of whether the application is submitted on the first or the last day of the entry period.
- If I submit an entry application, does that mean I will automatically be awarded an entry?
No, submitting an entry application amounts to an indication of interest only, and will not ensure entry.
- Why was there an initial (Early Bird) PPA entry application process?
As founders of the event, PPA implemented an initial entry application process, offering its fully paid-up members an ‘early-bird’ opportunity to submit an application.
- How do I qualify for the initial PPA entry application process?
This PPA entry application period has now closed. All fully paid-up PPA members were able to visit www.pedalpower.org.za to submit an entry application to the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour from Monday, 17 August at 1pm until Friday, 28 August at 1pm.
- If I’m a PPA member and am not successful in the initial PPA entry application process, how do I apply for a Cycle Tour entry?
If you have submitted an entry application for PPA and did not secure an entry, your application will automatically be added to the Cycle Tour entry application process, giving you an additional chance to be awarded an entry. NB: for the above to happen you MUST have submitted an application during the PPA Early Bird application period. PPA members that have not applied for an entry via the PPA Early Bird application period – but are still interested in an entry for the Cycle Tour must follow the regular entry application process that starts on 9 September 2015.
- If I was successful in the PPA entry application process but did not make payment in time to secure an entry, will I be entered into the Cycle Tour entry application process?
No, if an entry is awarded to you through PPA, and it was left unpaid, you are not entered into the Cycle Tour entry application process.
When will applicants be notified regarding their successful / unsuccessful entry applications?
Successful PPA entry applicants will be notified by Friday, 4 September at 1pm and will have until Friday, 25 September at 1pm to make payment and secure their entry.
Successful general entry applicants will be notified by Friday, 2 October at 1pm and will have until Monday, 26 October at 1pm to make payment and secure their entry.
Payment not received during the allocated period, or the applicant’s option to decline the entry, will result in that entry being made available to a previously unsuccessful rider.
- If I’m not successful in the PPA or Cycle Tour entry application processes, how can I still secure an entry to the 2016 Cycle Tour?
Unsuccessful applicants will be able to enter via one of the participating charities (view list here at various costs or by means of the official substitution process in 2016 (date to be announced). Please note that the Charities will be loaded in the next few weeks. Follow us on social media for updates on charity entries available.
If I was part of a Corporate Group entry last year, how should I go about entering this year?
Corporate Group entries will no longer be available. Those who made use of these in the past will need to use the Cycle Tour entry application process this year, or enter via one of the participating charity groups mentioned above.
- How do international entries work?
International entrants must also enter via the Cycle Tour entry application process this year. These entries will remain open until the allocation of 5 000 riders is reached or until February 2016, whichever comes first.
- What is the cost of a 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour entry?
PPA members: R440 per rider
South African entries: R470 per rider
International entries: R800 per rider
- Why is the Cape Town Cycle Tour on 6 March 2016 instead of the traditional second Sunday of March?
The Cape Town Stadium has already been booked for a major international show on the same weekend as the Cycle Tour, and after discussions with the City and Province, the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust agreed to bring the date of the 2016 event forward by a week.
- Where do the Cape Town Cycle Tour entry fees go?
All entry fees are used for the running of the Cape Town Cycle Tour and its ancillary events. Any surplus funds that accrue to the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust from entry and sponsorship fees are distributed to the two beneficiaries (Claremont Rotary and Pedal Power Association) who, in turn, fund various initiatives. Read more about our beneficiaries here.
- Who can I contact if I need more information about the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour entry process?
For further assistance with event related queries, please contact the Cycle Tour Events Office during office hours on 087 820 7223, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow @CTCycleTour on Twitter or like the official Cape Town Cycle Tour page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/CTCycleTour) for regular updates. You can also visit our website on www.capetowncycletour.com.