Start Line 101 – Cape Town Cycle Tour

Start Line 101

In 2020, the Cape Town Cycle Tour starts at the Grand Parade Precinct. This is where the first three Cycle Tours started between 1978 and 1980, under the ramparts of the Castle of Good Hope. The improved access routes and layout will make it easier to find your start chute. Find out more here, we look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019.

Important Things You NEED To Start the Cape Town Cycle Tour

OFFICIAL RACE NUMBER – Worn low down on your back

RACETEC CHIP (or Winning Time Chip) – Worn on the ankle facing outwards or on a bike mount secured to front axle

NUMBER BOARD – Attached to the handle bars with cable ties provided

HELMET – Securely fastened under your chin

JETLINE ACTION PHOTO STICKER – Place on helmet. (This is not compulsory.)

If you do not have the four compulsory items you will not be allowed to enter the start area.
You can replace any of these items at any of the Information Tents outside the START VILLAGE.


The colour of your number board will indicate what side you enter your chute.  Allow riders that start ahead of your group to check in before you queue at the entrance of the chute.

REMEMBER: You may drop down from an earlier to a later start group if you want to ride with friends, family or with your charity group*. If you start in a later group, your number will be noted at the second loading gate. The only way to access the Nedbank or PPA Safe Cycling group is to wear the official group kit. * You may not start earlier than your allocated start group. Failure to adhere to this rule may result in disqualification.

Travel and Directions

We have directions for Cyclists travelling from all suburbs in Western Cape.

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Getting To The Start

Here is our advice on how to get to the start, in time, and with minimal hassle.

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Public Transport Options

Metrorail Timetables and MyCiti Bus Schedules to get you to the start.

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Race Day Parking

Made your way to town but don't know where to park? Find out here!

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The Start Village

Where to get last-minute bike spares and caffeine fix, drop your tog bag and use the loo before you set out on the course.

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