2021 virtual Cape Town Cycle Tour routes and key info

Welcome to the virtual Cape Town Cycle Challenge. Here’s some quick info ahead of the event so you can map out your riding.

The three stages form the classic route of the Cape Town Cycle Tour for a total of 109km with 1,130+ metres of climbing.

The event will open on the same weekend as the real life Cape Town Cycle Tour, so if you can’t make it to the Cape, you can still be part of the fun with FulGaz.

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See you in Cape Town!

EVENT OPENING TIMES
  • GMT ???????? 9 October 6 am
  • CET ???????? 9 October 7 am
  • SAST ???????? 9 October 7 am
  • EST ???????? 9 October 1 am
  • PST ???????? 8 October 10 pm
  • AEDT ???????? 9 October 4pm
EVENT CLOSING TIMES
  • BST ???????? 24 October 11 pm
  • CET ???????? 24 October midnight
  • SAST ???????? 24 October midnight
  • EST ???????? 24 October 6 pm
  • PST ???????? 24 October 3 pm
  • AEDT ???????? 25 October 9 am

CAPE TOWN CITY CENTRE TO KALK BAY POWERED BY POWERADE

Shout your own “Hoopla” as you pedal your way off the Grand Parade and onto the streets of Cape Town. The first landmarks you’ll pass are the Castle and the Good Hope Centre before the day’s first climb takes you up Nelson Mandela Boulevard, past Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town. Online as in real life Edinburgh Drive will be a challenge for those who haven’t trained enough, but from the summit the views over the vineyards of Constantia and the long Blue Route descent provide ample rewards. Leaving the highway, you then wind your way to the coast and through the picturesque suburbs of Muizenberg, St. James and Kalk Bay. Stage 1 ends on Main Road in Kalk Bay Park.

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28.37km
DISTANCE
00:51:58
DURATION
296m
ELEVATION

KALK BAY TO SCARBOROUGH POWERED BY WESGRO

Stage 2 gets underway with azure waters of False Bay to your left as you head out of the Kalk Bay, along Main Road in the direction of Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town. A deceptively undulating section of the Cape Town Cycle Tour route may prove more challenging than it does with 30 000 fellow riders to suck you along. Yet soon you’ll find yourself admiring the ocean views on ascent of Smitswinkel. A long, gradual, descent is the reward passing Cape Point National Park and through the sleepy village of Scarborough. In the centre of Scarborough Stage 2 reaches its conclusion.

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32.50km
DISTANCE
01:00:25
DURATION
315m
ELEVATION

SCARBOROUGH TO CAPE TOWN STADIUM (POWERED BY POWERADE)

The final stage of the Cape Town Cycle Tour route departs from Scarborough in the direction of Misty Cliffs. It’s arguably the most scenic section of the entire route, so be sure to take in the sights. After the climb from above the beach at Witsand and up Slangkop Road you’ll descend to Imoff’s Farm. A flat section of the route, through Capri and Noordhoek, provides a chance to recover before the famous and beautiful ascents of Chapman’s Peak and Suikerbossie. After enjoying or enduring the Cape Town Cycle Tour’s most celebrated climbs only the run through Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay and Sea Point and Green Point remain. From Clifton it’s all downhill to the finish, on Helen Suzman Boulevard, Green Point.

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48.14km
DISTANCE
01:32:38
DURATION
519m
ELEVATION

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