It’s that time of the year again… there is “banter” on the radio, excitement in the air and Mother City “gees” (vibe) is on fire! On Sunday, 6 March 2016, 35 000 cyclists will line up to ride the 109km route through some of the Africa’s most spectacular scenery. The Cape Town Cycle Tour is the world’s largest timed cycle race, a real spectacle to behold.
A big welcome to all our travellers that are here for the race, we hope you have settled in nicely and are feeling strong and ready. Cape Town really is showing off today… the sun is shining, the sky is its brightest blue and there’s no wind. It’s a peach of a day!
The 109km route is the same as usual, taking cyclists from the city centre, down the M3 through to Muizenberg and as far south as Smitswinkel. From there they will then head north again, through Hout Bay and Camps Bay to the finish line in Green Point. Click here for the route map.
Weather conditions for race day are looking good at this stage with current forecasts being mostly sunny with 26°C and winds of up to 33km which for the Cape is not bad, in fact rather gentle.
The only hills you really have to worry about are Chapman’s Peak and Suikerbossie, the rest are a breeze! You’ve got support almost the entire 109kms so don’t worry about the lows, the crowd will pull you through. There are much-deserved, ice cold beers and maybe even a divine massage waiting for you at the end too.
Most importantly take it easy, enjoy the ride, soak up the “gees” and most importantly remember to look up and enjoy the scenery. Good luck! If you have any other questions about the race click here. If you aren’t riding this year… this is definitely something for your #bucketlist