1 - 12 MARCH
EVENT SPECIFICS
Stages
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EVENT SPECIFICS

3hr 13min
Total video duration
107km
Distance
1146m
Elevation Gain

Come visit the Cape!

The virtual Cape Town Cycle Tour is your chance to experience the world’s largest timing cycling event. Film on event day with over 20,000 other riders, Adriaan Mostert takes us on a truely unique journey. 

This is one of the most beautiful bike races in the world as it circles the Cape Peninsula, starting and finishing in the shadow of Table Mountain, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

For the past 44 years the Cape Town Cycle Tour, presented by Pick n Pay, has contributed millions of Rand into social cycling development through its beneficiaries the Rotary Club of Claremont and the Pedal Power Association.

This has only been possible thanks to the incredible support of the tens of thousands of participants from around the world who turn out each year in support of what the Cycle Tour stands for – the promotion of health and fitness through the sport of cycling while at the same time generating much needed funds for those who are less fortunate

RULES

  •  – You can either tackle the ENTIRE 107km route in a single video, OR we’ve broken it into three parts for those of your looking to ride over multiple days.  
  •  – Ride the stages in any order
  • – You can attempt each stage once
  • – Complete all stages by midnight 12 March SADT
  • – This is a free event
  • – It’s a personal challenge, there’s no prize for coming first.
  • Have FUN!

STAGE OPENING TIMES

  • 🇦🇺 6am (AEDT) 1 March
  • 🇳🇿 8am (NZDT) 1 March
  • 🇯🇵 4am (JST) 1 March
  • 🇬🇧 7pm (GMT) 28 Feb
  • 🇪🇺 8pm (CET) 28 Feb
  • 🇿🇦 9pm (SAST) 28 Feb
  • 🇺🇸 2pm (EST) 28 Feb
  • 🇺🇸 11pm (PDT) 28 Feb

Stages

1. Cape Town City Centre to Simon’s 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 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.

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1:03:22
Duration
38.09km
Distance
368m
Elevation Gain

2. Simon’s Town to Noordhoek Village

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.

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1:09:55
Duration
38.71km
Distance
401m
Elevation Gain

3. Noordhoek Village to Cape Town Stadium

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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59:45
Duration
30.5km
Distance
381m
Elevation Gain

Complete Cape Town Cycle Tour Route!

We are very excited to have the complete 107km route filmed on event day in 2021. The sun is bright, the crowds are out and the majestic views off the Coast to Coast road are something to behold.

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3:13:03
Duration
107.24km
Distance
1146m
Elevation

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New to FulGaz? Here's the quick start guide.

1. Download FulGaz and set up a free account

Downloading the trial gives you full access to FulGaz with no restrictions on content, or how often or how far you ride.

2. Connect your devices
When you load up FulGaz and hit Get Started, you’ll be greeted with a pairing screen. Here your smart bike/trainer/speed sensor will be picked up and listed. Select the devices you’d like to connect and click Let’s Ride.

Pro Tip If you can’t see your devices when trying to connect, they are most likely paired with another app (RGT, Rouvy, Zwift). You will need to deselect your trainer from that app’s pairing screen, quit that app, and restart FulGaz.

3. Set your preferences, weight and slope scaling
Click the settings icon to take a moment to set your display preference (metric or imperial). For the most realistic experience, enter your weight and bike weight. There are many other settings here also; it’s best to get a feel for riding FulGaz first before adjusting these. Start at around 60% uphill to get the feel. You can adjust this in ride also.

Pro Tip If you find the hills too hard, you can adjust the Slope Scaling, this is essentially the “trainer difficulty”. Adjusting this won’t make you faster, but it will make hills easier!

4. Download a video and ride
We always suggest downloading the video ahead of time. For any event you must download the video.  Before the event, test your set up with something from the Easy collection. These rides will give you a good “feel” for how FulGaz looks and interacts with your trainer or smart bike.

5. Get event-ready
Before you start your event, make sure you turn up at the start line ready.

Here’s a quick checklist

      • Download the ride ahead of time
      • Stay hydrated – have at least two bottles of water available
      • Have a towel and fan to help you cool down.
What equipment do I need?

To participate in this event from the comfort of your own home you will need some cycling equipment.

PRO Set-Up

  • Road Bike
  • Smart Trainer (e.g Wahoo Kickr, Elite Suito,) or a smart bike.

Or

Basic Set-up

  • Road Bike
  • Standard Trainer (Check out some options here)
  • Speed Sensor if using Standard trainer.

Connection equipment

FulGaz works on Apple TV, MacOS or an iPhone or iPad as well as Windows and Android devices. To get started you will need to download the app onto your respective device. For an amazing viewing (and riding) experience we highly recommend using an Apple TV connected to your lounge room TV or monitor.

Please note rides in ‘event mode’ will force you to download the ride prior to starting. This ensures an uninterrupted riding experience so make sure you download each stage well ahead of time to avoid delays.

To find out more about the minimum specs required for your device, click here. 

Do I have to ride these in order?

You can ride these routes in any order you like, just make sure you finish before the event finishes on the 12 March, 2022. (Midnight SAST)

When are these rides available?

All stages are available to download and ride from Friday 25 Feb. You can ride them from 1 March, 2022.

STAGE OPENING TIMES

  • 🇦🇺 6am (AEDT) 1 March
  • 🇳🇿 8am (NZDT) 1 March
  • 🇯🇵 4am (JST) 1 March
  • 🇬🇧 7pm (GMT) 28 Feb
  • 🇪🇺 8pm (CET) 28 Feb
  • 🇿🇦 9pm (SAST) 28 Feb
  • 🇺🇸 2pm (EST) 28 Feb
  • 🇺🇸 11pm (PDT) 28 Feb

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