There will be 4500 more riders at the CTCT

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CTCT remains unrivalled as a race of majestic scenery. (Photo: CTCT)
CTCT remains unrivalled as a race of majestic scenery. (Photo: CTCT)

The world’s biggest cycling race is returning to its traditional schedule.

Organisers of the Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT) have confirmed 13 March as the date for the 44th edition of the event.

With an out of season October CTCT in 2021, many riders will welcome the return to March. The total number of riders will still be limited to 22 500, but much of what is legacy at the CTCT will return.

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Simply the best urban and extra-urban cycling route, in the world. (Photo: CTCT)

Expo is on - again 

"After missing out on our traditional March date last year, we are delighted to be back to our usual date in 2022," event director, David Bellairs said. "Last year we were oversubscribed with our limited field and glad that we can now expand the entry limit to accommodate more riders in 2022."

The increase in rider numbers from 2021’s total of 18 000 to 22 500 will be welcomed by all and hopefully milder Covid event regulations will make for a slicker riding experience.

Start batching and social distancing were an issue at the 2021 event. With increased numbers some of the administrated burden could repeat, although organisers are working proactively to manage that.

For those CTCT riders who enjoy the exhibition aspect of attending the race, there is good news. The pre-event Expo will return, at Cape Town stadium, forming part of the registration process.

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