42 Km Cape Town Cycle Tour - Cape Town Cycle Tour

42 Km Cape Town Cycle Tour

Date: 9 March 2025 | Distance: 42km

The 42km Cape Town Cycle Tour was launched in 2023, and was a great success. The Cape Town Cycle Tour is well-known for its 109km route around the Cape Peninsula, and the introduction of the Cape Town Cycle Tour short route provided a platform for new cyclists, junior cyclists and those a little daunted by the main event’s distance to experience the joy of safe cycling on fully closed roads.

Riders on the 42km route 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 46-year history. 

The 42km route starts exactly where the 109km does, shortly after that event’s final riders have set off. Table Mountain looks over the start chutes on the Grand Parade, under the ramparts of the Castle of Good Hope. Riders head out on Nelson Mandela Boulevard – a decent climb to warm up the legs – before descending past Groote Schuur Hospital, Mostert’s Mill, UCT and on to Paradise Motors.

The second challenge of the day is Edinburgh Drive; short and steep, but soon to become Wynberg Hill and a fast, fun ride to the end of the Blue Route freeway. Here, the 109km riders will have peeled left earlier in the morning, but the 42km route does an about-turn and comes back up the M3 past the wine farms of Constantia and Newlands Forest, ultimately cresting above Groote Schuur. The glorious view across Table Bay, from the mountain to the breakers of Blouberg, will guide riders all the way downhill to the finish in Riebeek Street in the city centre.

The finish area for the 42km route has moved to Riebeek Street. The finish line will be located 1.8km from the 109km finish at the Green Point Precinct, there will be a marshalled route via Somerset Road and the fan walk for those wanting to ride through to the Cycle Tour finish precinct.
General Entry: TBC
Scholars (18 years and under) entry fee: TBC

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