If you’re supporting Cape Town Cycle Tour riders this year, use the tabs below to view the spectator spots, road closures and more.
The Start, Hertzog Boulevard
If you live in the suburbs or in the city centre, take your bicycle into town. If you travel by car, park in any of the surrounding side streets and walk to the start area. Alternatively make use of the MyCiTi Bus service. There’s an awesome vibe and it’s a rare sight to see so many cyclists together. Be prepared for an early start and practice your ‘WHOOOPLAH!’
Newlands Forest Area
Accessible from the east side of the M3, as well as the pedestrian subway at the “Parks and Forest” area. You will be treated to some sprint riding by the still fresh and enthusiastic cyclists.
Paradise Road (Near Paradise Motors)
This point is accessible from Main Road, Claremont and is a good place to view the cyclists as they speed down Paradise Road and start climbing up Edinburgh Drive.
Edinburgh Drive (Up To Top Of Wynberg Hill – Outbound)
The steepest gradient of the Cycle Tour will give you the chance to cheer and inspire the cyclists as they struggle up the first climb of the route. If you are keen to spot your mum or your best buddy, then this is undoubtedly the best vantage point.
Main Road / Steenberg Road (Muizenberg)
This easily accessible vantage point allows you to see the cyclists as they speed towards the sea.
Kalk Bay and St. James
Enjoy breakfast at one of the many restaurants in the area and toast the cyclists as they ride past. It is the first time since 2008 that the route passes through Kalk Bay and St. James so expect the locals to come out en masse! Spectators can park on Boyes Drive and take the steps down to Main Road.
The traffic circle and Main Road in the centre of town always attracts many supporters.
Pedestrian access to the grassed area (Glen Ridge side) with large lawns opposite the beach. Or make your way to the Glencairn Hotel / Southern Right or Dixies restaurant. Due to the road closures, this area is only accessible by foot.
Simon’s Town Main Road
Access is preferably on foot for local residents. Jubilee Square has been a firm spectator favourite for years and always has a great vibe. Spectators can also make their way to Simon’s Town via the Southern Peninsula train line.
Gain access to Main Road on foot or view from pubs and restaurants along the road.
Noordhoek Farm Village
Local residents must preferably access this area (Main Road) on foot, or relax at any of the pubs or restaurants on the roadside while you watch the cyclists speed by.
Hout Bay (Corner Princess and Main / Chapman’s Peak Drive)
If you live in Hout Bay and haven’t managed to escape the madness early on, take a stroll down to Main Road (M65) and give the cyclists that final energy boost before they hit the dreaded Suikerbossie.
It may not be the toughest hill on the route, but most participants dread this climb. They are tired and need all the encouragement you can give. Suikerbossie – all the way from the bottom circle to the top before Llandudno – is perfect vantage point for locals.
Camps Bay Beachfront
Join the beautiful people for a few hours and relax at one of Camps Bay’s many beachfront restaurants or on the beach. A pedestrian bridge allows you to cross the cycle stream to the beach.
Adrenaline aplenty at the sharp left turn from Victoria Road into Queens Road! A pedestrian bridge allows you to cross the road here.
Promenade & Finish Line
Make your way to the Promenade to watch the cyclists breaking into their final sprint to the finish or witness all the emotion and high drama, typical of the Cycle Tour finish line.
The roads used by the Cape Town Cycle Tour will be closed on race day to ensure the safety of our riders. If you’re travelling in the area you will need to ensure that you plan your route carefully. View the document below to see the times and dates that these road closures will be in effect.
Click here to view road closures.