How long is the Cape Argus cycle tour?

109 km
The Cape Town Cycle Tour is an annual cycle race hosted in Cape Town, South Africa, usually 109 km (68 mi) long. It is the first event outside Europe to be included in the Union Cycliste Internationale’s Golden Bike Series.

Where does the Cape Argus cycle tour start?

The start venue for the Cape Town Cycle Tour is the Grand Parade Precinct, in Strand Street, with Table Mountain clearly visible.

What is the cut off time for the Cape Town Cycle Tour?

Cut-Off Points and Times The last cyclists must cross the finish line by 17h00. Unfortunately, if you have not reached a specific cut-off point in time you will have to get onto one of the sweep buses provided, which will take you and your bike back to the finish at Green Point.

How do I train for the Cape Argus cycle tour?

Here’s how:

  1. Warm up for 30 minutes at a moderate pace.
  2. Ride flat-out for 1 minute.
  3. Recover at an easy pace for 1 minute.
  4. Ride flat-out for 2 minutes.
  5. Recover at an easy pace for 2 minutes.
  6. Ride flat-out for 3 minutes.
  7. Recover at an easy pace for 3 minutes.
  8. Ride flat-out for 4 minutes.

How do I prepare for the Cape Argus?

Newbie Build up to a 3-4 hour ride at least once a month. Social rider 3-4 hour rides once a week. Sub 3 racing snake 3-4 hour rides twice a week. Make sure to reward yourself with an easier week every three to four weeks by doing up to 60% less than the normal training weeks.

Can I cycle 100 km without training?

Yes, but, you would probably want to sort of ‘train’, as in build up to it, It is very unlikely you could buy a bicycle and then ride 100km on your first ride though if you’re young enough or already physically fit you might make the distance if you took your time with plenty of rest stops, you’d need to get your …

Where does the Argus cycle tour end?

shadow of Table Mountain
The most beautiful bike race in the world circles the Cape Peninsula, starting and finishing in the shadow of Table Mountain, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Are Ebikes allowed in Cape Town Cycle Tour?

Cape Town Cycle Tour Rules. 2.1. Every rider may only ride a human powered vehicle or an E-Bike to complete the course, subject to clause 3 below.

How long will it take me to cycle 100km?

Here’s the challenge: Bike 100km It’s totally doable in one day. If you bike at 15km/h, you’ll finish the 100km route in just over six-and-a-half hours. Even incorporating breaks shouldn’t take your total time over ten hours.

How old must you be to ride the Argus?

To compete in the Tour, an individual rider must, in the year of the event turn: 13 (thirteen) years old (minimum age); or.