Select Page

Cyclists ready to saddle up for the 44th Cape Town Cycle Tour this weekend

The City said a number of temporary road closures would be in place in the CBD and southern suburbs, and motorists were requested to plan…

Saturday, Mar 12

News

The City said a number of temporary road closures would be in place in the CBD and southern suburbs, and motorists were requested to plan their routes accordingly. Picture Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA) Archives Cape Town – The Mother City is gearing up to host one of the most highly-anticipated events on its social calendar on Sunday – the 44th Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT), commonly known as “The Argus”.

CTCT Trust director David Bellairs said all plans were in place and registration was being carried out at Cape Town Stadium.

He said: “We commenced planning for the event about 18 months ago. Obviously it has been extremely difficult trying to ensure that we plan a Covid-19-compliant event, trying to anticipate which regulations will be in place at the time.”

Normally, 35 000 participants take part in the annual event, but this year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, about 22 500 riders will participate.

He said: “The cycle tour is more than just a cycling event. It is an event with a massive social conscience – the net proceeds are all distributed back into social upliftment and cycling development projects.

“This is on top of the fact that there are many, many charities who participate to raise funds and awareness for their various causes.

“It is also a wonderful way of bringing communities together on the day to support friends and loved ones as they head around the Cape Peninsula. It is an incredible social occasion on bicycles celebrating health and fitness, while going and […]

Share This