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The Cape Town cycle tour takes place Cape Town this Sunday, 10 March 2024. Image Supplied

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Cape Town Cycle Tour: Let’s get behind the cyclists

The 46th edition of the world’s largest-timed cycle race takes to the roads of Cape Town this Sunday, 10 March 2024.

07-03-24 11:23
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The Cape Town cycle tour takes place Cape Town this Sunday, 10 March 2024. Image Supplied

The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust has identified over 30 spots along the route where members of the public can watch and cheer on the cyclists.

The spectator spots include Mostert’s Mill off Rhodes Avenue (M3), Edinburgh Drive (M3 Wynberg Park), Ladies Mile, Steenberg Road, Bay Road in Muizenberg, Jubilee Square in Simon’s Town, Noordhoek Farm Village, Hout Bay CBD, Camp’s Bay Main Road and the Sea Point Promenade, among others.

spectator viewing points

The City of Cape Town will have its own spectator’s activation area on Paradise Road in Claremont.

A comprehensive list of all spectator viewing points and how to access them is available on the Cycle Tour’s official tracker platform. 

Spectators, friends and family of riders can also use the platform to monitor their cyclists’ progress. 

‘The Cape Town Cycle Tour has been a staple of our city’s event calendar for five decades and is revered by cyclists across the globe.  It is an event that not only attracts thousands of people to our city during race week but has provided a major boost for our economy annually. The cyclists have spent the better part of the year preparing to take on this challenge and having as many people cheering them on from the sidelines as they make their way across the Peninsula would serve as great motivation for them. As the City, we will be there to see the cyclists off and we hope Cape Town’s residents will also line up the roads to give them the extra boost for the long ride ahead,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith. 

Logistics and road closures  

In addition to the traditional 109km route circling the Cape Peninsula, the Cycle Tour will run the shorter 42km route, introduced in 2023, for a second year.

As a result, several temporary road closures will be implemented on both routes on Saturday, 9 March and Sunday, 10 March 2024.

Residents and motorists are reminded that several roads in and around the city bowl, around the DHL Stadium and Southern Suburbs will be affected.

·       Helen Suzman Boulevard from Beach Road to Traffic Circle will be closed from 14:00 on Saturday until 21:00 on Sunday.

·       Chapman’s Peak will be closed from 18:00 on Saturday until 18:00 on Sunday.

·       Nelson Mandela Boulevard incoming from Strand Street will be closed from 19:00 on Saturday until 16:00 on Sunday.

·       M3 inbound, Hospital Bend Interchange and Nelson Mandela Boulevard will be closed on Sunday from 10:00 – 15:00

·       Victoria Rd along Camps Bay, North and South bound will be closed from 07:00 until 18:00 on Sunday.

·       M4 Main Rd through Tokai, Lakeside, False Bay to Cape Point and Scarborough will be closed on Sunday between 05:45 and 14:00.

Road Closures

A comprehensive list of all road closures is available here.

Several MyCiTi service routes will be impacted by the road closures on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information on impacted stops and deviations, visit the MyCiTi website.

Alternative route information for residents who are travelling from Fish Hoek, Glencairn, Hout Bay, Sea Point, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay, Lakeside and the CBD is available here.