The Start Precinct - Cape Town Cycle Tour

The Start Precinct

The Grand Parade Precinct will welcome riders to start their Cape Town Cycle Tour journey.

Last minute bike shop repairs can be done near any of the three info tents, where timing chip and number problems can be addressed and toilets are available across the Grand Parade and in the holding areas.

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Tog bag drop-off

You can also drop off your tog bag, with clean clothes and walking shoes, which will be taken to the race village in the Cape Town Stadium Precinct to await your sweaty arrival. The 1st Tog Bag Vehicles based inside the Start Precinct will arrive at the forecourt opposite Cape Town Stadium near P5 by 08h00.  The 2nd Tog Bag Vehicle also based within the Start Precinct will arrive at the forecourt near P5 opposite the Cape Town Stadium by 09h30.  If you are starting early and will most likely finish before 09h30, you will need to make sure you indicate which drop off time you prefer.

Info tents

There will be three Info tents prominently placed at the Start Precinct.

In addition to any last-minute race queries, you will be able to purchase a RaceTec chip for R150 from the Info tent.

You will also be able to purchase a RaceTec chip from roaming RaceTec representatives in the Start Precinct.

Don’t leave home without…

Your RaceTec timing chip.

Your number board, affixed to the handle bars to the bike.

Your race number, pinned to the back of your cycling shirt.

The Grand Parade is quite exposed; even if the breeze is light don’t forget to pack a lightweight wind-cheater, to stay warm.

Your front wheel, if you have taken it off to load your bike (this has happened, more than once).

Your shoes.

Your helmet.

Your sense of humour, and the ability to ‘Hoopla’. A lot.

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