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. 

View leaderboards here. 

See you in Cape Town!


  • 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


  • 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


1. Cape Town city centre to Kalk Bay powered by Powerade

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 Edenborough Drive will be a challenge for those who haven’t trained enough. You then wind your way to the coast and through the picturesque suburbs of Muizenberg, St. James and Kalk Bay.

2. 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 that it appears. You’ll find yourself admiring the ocean views on the 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.

3. 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. 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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