International entrants (entrants living outside of SA) can enter online from 1 September every year. Alternatively they can download the appropriate entry form (available from 1 September) and email or fax it to us (Contact details provided on entry form).
Should you wish to be seeded, please forward details of recent cycling achievements to firstname.lastname@example.org – we need information on events you have participated in; distance and degree of difficulty of the course; winning time; your time; average speed; number of participants, your position – as much information as possible. If this is not provided, you will be placed in one of the international groups leaving approximately 3/4 way down the field. You may choose to ride with slower riders in later groups without being reseeded. Your start time will be picked up from the start mats and your time will be adjusted automatically. You may not move to an earlier start group, however.
Registration takes place at the Good Hope Centre, Sir Lowry Road, Cape Town.
Thursday 8 March 09h30 – 19h00
Friday 9 March 09h00 – 19h00
Saturday 10 March 09h00 – 16h00
How do I ride together with my family and friends?
Once you have been notified of your preliminary seeding in January, you will be given the option to request to ride in the same group as a friend or friends. Seeded riders requesting to ride together will still receive their seeding but may choose to start with other riders in a PPA, Open or lower seeded group without any reseeding. Your new group start time will be picked up from the start mats and your time will be adjusted automatically. You may NOT start in a higher group.
What do I wear?
Helmets are compulsory. We recommend polystyrene helmets complying with ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards. Cycling shoes, shorts and jerseys are also recommended for your safety and convenience but you can wear what you like. Many dress up to make it a really fun day.
What kind of bike may I ride?
Any two or three-wheeled machine powered solely by you will do, so long as it is roadworthy. Note that no bicycle, tandem or other machine, conventional or otherwise, is permitted to have unconventional handlebars including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, and cow bars. Neither are Spinachi type bars permitted. However, ATB bar ends are permitted on mountain bikes.
How can I confirm the status of my entry?
If you entered online, you should have received an email confirming your entry. If you are unsure, log in to the online entries and you will be able to see if your entry was successful or not. Alternatively, you can contact the event organisers on +27 21 681 4333 or email@example.com.
When will I be notified of my seeding/start time?
You will be notified by email of your preliminary seeding in mid-January. You will then have 7 days to query your seeding, after which seeding will be finalised and you will be advised accordingly.
How long do I have to finish the Cycle Tour?
You are required to complete the course within 7 hours to be awarded a result and a finishing certificate.