The Cape Town Cycle Tour (Cape Argus)
The Cape Town Cycle Tour is an annual cycle race hosted in Cape Town, South Africa, usually 109 km (68 mi) long. It is the first event outside Europe to be included in the Union Cycliste Internationale’s Golden Bike Series.
South Africa hosts some of the largest, by number of entrants, sporting events in the world with three being the largest of their type. The Cape Town Cycle Tour, with as many as 35 000 cyclists taking part, is the world’s largest individually timed cycle race. The other two are the world’s largest ultra-marathon running event, the Comrades Marathon, and the world’s largest open water swim, the Midmar Mile.
It is traditionally staged on the second Sunday of March and has enjoyed well known competitors such as Miguel Indurain, Jan Ulrich and Lance Armstrong.
In recent years the race has usually followed a scenic 109 km (68 mi) circular route from Cape Town down the Cape Peninsula and back. The start is in Hertzog Boulevard in the city centre, at Cape Town’s main Civic Centre. It then follows a short section of the N2 called Nelson Mandela Boulevard, then the M3 to Muizenberg, and then Main Road along the False Bay coast to Simon’s Town and Smitswinkel Bay. The route then crosses the peninsula in a westerly direction, past the entrance to Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park (within which Cape Point is situated). It then heads north along the Atlantic coast through Scarborough, Kommetjie, Noordhoek, Chapmans Peak, Hout Bay over Suikerbossie hill to Camps Bay and ends next to the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point.
With the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2020 scheduled to take place on 8th March, you may think that you’ve got forever and a day to sort out a rental bike, but the truth is, if you want to rent a bike for the Cape Argus (as the event was previously known) you need to do it sooner rather than later.
Bike rentals are widely available in Cape Town, but with over 35,000 cyclists descending on the Mother City for the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour Race, i is no surprise that they sell-out like hot cakes. If you intend to enter the race don’t wait too long!
All Bicycle Rental Companies rentals are brand new, full carbon and well maintained. At the Bicycle Rental Company we have a wide variety of road bikes: 12 full carbon Trek Emonda Sl5 (size 47 – size 62), 2 Trek Madone full carbon high performance race bikes size 58. and 4 Trek ALR5 alloy bikes for cyclists with a smaller budget.
Please note there is a minimum 7 day rental period for the CTCT – ie minimum 7 consecutive days.
A 100% (non-refundable) payment is required within 48 hours of confirmation of provisional booking.
Only confirmed bookings will be allocated bikes.