Last chance for Cycle Tour

2016-02-09 06:00

The official substitution process for this year’s Cape Town Cycle Tour is open until Friday 19 February. Cyclists who missed the original entry deadline in September last year, now have a chance to secure a spot in this year’s event.

This substitution entry process allows cyclists who have entered, but no longer wish to participate, the chance to transfer their entry to someone who wants to ride. Substitution entries cost R250 each.

The substitution process does not apply to charity entries. Entrants wishing to substitute their entry must contact their group administrators to facilitate substitutions.

Interested cyclists should complete an online application by visiting

The withdrawing entrant may request that the substitute entrant refund his entry fee too, but he may not ask for more than he originally paid. Pedal Power Association members paid an entry fee of R440 each and non-members paid R470.

Organisers will send a confirmation letter to the substitution entrant within five working days of receiving the consent letter. The substitution entrant will be notified by 26 February.

Substitution entrants can collect their race numbers at the Tour’s expo at the Cape Town Stadium from 3 to 5 March.

“We’ve had to implement stringent rules to ensure the safety of all cyclists participating in the event, and we strongly advise all cyclists to use only the race number allocated to them. Those participating with another cyclist’s race number will be disqualified and the original entrant will be suspended from future events,” says David Bellairs, a director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, organiser of the race.

For more information contact the Tour race office on 087 820 7223 or or visit

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