Cape Town - Are you ready? Cape Town Cycle Tour general entries open on Thursday, September 6.
The Tour, one of the world's most iconic cycling events, has once again adopted a first-come-first-served entry system for the 2019 event.
"Entries are capped at 35 000, which is the limit for safety and logistical reasons," said David Bellairs, a director for the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, as he outlined the entry programme for the 2019 event.
"It's a mammoth undertaking and one that over the years, despite international acclaim and popularity, has remained true to its roots - continually promoting cycling and the interests of cyclists while maintaining a real 'heart' for the community."
The next Cape Town Cycle Tour will take place on Sunday, March 10, 2019 and the start will again be from the historic Grand Parade Precinct.
The entry process will roll out in phases to eliminate the super-fast sell-out and potential of overloading the system of some years past.
Paid-up Pedal Power Association members (R510 per entry), Club21 members (R540 per entry) and cyclists who have ridden 9 or more races (R540 per entry) have had the opportunity to enter between Monday, August 27 and Monday, September 3.
"We have done it this way to award loyal supporters of the event. Charity group applications also opened on August 27," said Bellairs.
Cyclists who are not members of the PPA or have completed fewer than nine Cycle Tours and are not riding in a special Charity group can enter online at www.capetowncycletour.com on Thursday, September 6.
Entries will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and will close once the limit has been reached, or on Saturday, October 20 at 16:00, whichever occurs first.
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