- Lifecycle Week
- Cape Town Cycle Tour
- 42 Km Cape Town Cycle Tour
- Press Centre
The 42km Cape Town Cycle Tour is the short and sweet addition to the world’s largest timed cycle race. The Cape Town Cycle Tour is well-known for its 109km route around the Cape Peninsula, but with the introduction of the Cape Town Cycle Tour short route, we are providing a platform for new cyclists, junior cyclists and those a little daunted by the main event’s distance to experience the joy of cycling on closed roads. Riders on the 42km route will enjoy the same world-class organisation, festive refreshment tables and cycling camaraderie that the Cycle Tour has become famous for over the course of its 45-year history.
The 42km route that will complement the Mother City’s celebration of cycling by taking riders out and back along the M3 freeway, just the way the full field did in 2015’s fire-shortened Cycle Tour. Riders will start in the shadow of the iconic Castle of Good Hope in Castle Street, after the long route starts have finished, at around 10:00. Riders will then make their way southbound on Nelson Mandela Boulevard and the M3 until reaching Steenberg Road (where the traditional route peels off towards Muizenberg) before turning around to head home the way they came, finishing in Newmarket Street in the city centre.
Both events will take place on Sunday 12 March, 2023, the 42km entry fee is R320; entries will open on Monday, 5 December at 1pm, and are for riders eleven years old and older (juniors must be eleven in the year of the event). Perfect for a family outing and to get a taste of the freedom of two wheels, without the suffering of Suikerbossie.
Entries open: Monday, 5 December 2023
Entries Close: Tuesday, 31 January at 5pm
View event entry terms and conditions HERE