Cape Town Cycle Tour 2021 to be held on 10 October

10 October, the Grand Parade, Cape Town: clear your diary for the 43rd edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour!

The Bicycling Editors |

Got anything planned for 10 October, 2021? Now you have… the worlds biggest bike race – the Cape Town Cycle Tour – has a new date. After its postponement from the usual second Sunday in March date, thanks to the ravages of wave two of Covid in South Africa, the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust announced on 15 April that 10 October would be the new date for the event.

“We are excited to announce that the 2021 Cape Town Cycle Tour, presented by Pick n Pay, is scheduled to take place on October 10, 2021.” the organisers said in a media release.

“Preparations are well underway for the 43rd edition of the Cycle Tour and planning with all relevant stakeholders is ongoing. With the wellbeing and safety of participants and spectators being foremost, we continue to monitor the situation and will adapt the event to satisfy all required regulations that may be in place at the time.”

This will see the event run in October for the second time in its history – the inaugural event was on 28 October 1978. The good news is there is slightly less chance of a South Easter: “October in Cape Town, South Africa, is an agreeable spring month, with average temperature varying between 13.2°C and 20.7°C. Rainfall in Cape Town, South Africa, in October: during 9.4 rainfall days, 29mm of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 111 rainfall days, and 435mm (17.13″) of precipitation is accumulated. Daylight in October: the average length of the day is 13 hours. Sunshine in October, the average sunshine in Cape Town is 9.5h.” Source:

Details of the entry open date, entry limits, and entry process for the 10 October cycling extravaganza will be announced on Monday 19 April 2021. You will read about them right here, the moment they are available, and at

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