March in Cape Town should be called Bicycle month because the Mother City plays host to some of the best and most well known cycling events anywhere in the world. Sport24hrs is proud to be an official partner for some of these and we make cycling in and around Cape Town that bit easier.
The Cape Rouleur
One of the events is The Cape Rouleur. This 5-day endurance road event covers 600km with 6,000m of climbing and is a challenge for even the most experience of riders. Sport24hrs is an official partner for this amazing race that is held over a number of exhilarating, breath taking and challenging stages. Participation in this event secures you seeded entry into what has become one of biggest and most respected Cycle events anywhere in the world.
The Cape Town Cycle Tour
The Cape Town Cycle Tour, still affectionately called “the Argus” by locals is by far the most beautiful cycle tour anywhere in the world. Open to the public the Cape Town Cycle Tour is the world’s largest timed cycle race with some 35,000 entrants. There are of course the pros who ride this race in record times and many amateurs looking to challenge themselves or beat last years’ time. Over and above these, there are the charity riders who range from the sublime to the ridiculous. Some race on bikes, with kit similar to professional cyclists and then there are those who don’t. These others dress up, ride on tandems or attempt the race on a Penny Farthing and bring the fun to the Cape Town Cycle Tour making it what it is.
Overall, the Cape Town Cycle Tour is a wonderful race and spectators line the route, cheering the riders on making the whole day something truly special. The Cape Town Cycle Tour becomes a weekend for many people and riders and supporters from all over the globe flock to Cape Town every year for the spectacle.
Cape Town Epic
March really is an Epic month for cycling enthusiasts and perhaps the most Epic part of it is The Cape Epic. Sport24Hrs is the official Meet and Greet, Taxi and Transfer provider for the Cape Epic, the ultimate in off-road cycle racing anywhere in the world. From 19 to 26 March the Cape Epic is the ultimate cycling adventure for the riders with plenty of opportunities for spectators to watch and get up close the action.
The prologue is once again at Meerendal and the race kicks off from Hermanus heading in land over a few days snaking its way towards Val de Vie Estate near Paarl. The Cape Epic is truly a bucket list event for any mountain bike enthusiast covering terrain that is both treacherous and outstandingly beautiful, if could be easy to be distracted by the Cape Countryside only to take a tumble.
Sport24hrs makes any cyclist feel welcome in Cape Town. Whether you are here to enter one of the big events or just bringing your bicycle to explore the Western Cape, Sport24Hrs is equipped to transport man and machine to where they need to be. Even if you just want to go and watch a race Sport24hrs can take you to and bring you home from the perfect viewing point.
To every cyclist we wish you a safe and enjoyable ride in the Mother City.