Durban - The Cape Town Cycle Tour is opening general entries for the 2019 tour on Thursday, September 6, so make sure you’re ready to get yours. The tour on 10 March 2019 operates on a strict first-come-first-served entry system.

“Entries for the Cape Town Cycle Tour are capped at 35 000, which is the limit for safety and logistical reasons,” said David Bellairs, director for the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, as he outlined the entry programme. “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 March 10 event will start again at the historic Grand Parade Precinct.

The entry process has been rolled 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), Club21 members (R540) and cyclists who have ridden 9 or more races (R540) can enter between August 27 and 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 can enter online at from September 6. Entries will close once the limit has been reached, or on October 20 at 4pm, whichever occurs first.

Tier 1: PPA (R510), Club 21 (R540), more than 9 Cycle Tours (R540)

Entries open: Monday, August 27

Entries close: Monday, September 3 or when entry totals have been reached.

Tier 2 – General Entries

Entries open: Thursday, September 6

Entries close: Saturday, October 20 or when entry totals have been reached.

Charity Group Applications

Entries open: Monday, August 27

Entries close: TBC

For further information see call 087 820 7223 during office hours on or visit

The Independent on Saturday