2021 Cape Town Cycle Tour Virtual Events Are Go!

The 2021 Cape Town Cycle Tour has moved to later in the year, but that doesn't stop us having 109km of 2-wheeled fun in March.


By The Bicycling Editors |

Hot on the heels of the postponement of the 2021 Cape Town Cycle Tour to a date later in the year comes an announcement of  a virtual event that will keep March traditionally cycling.

The Virtual Cape Town Cycle Tour, presented by Powerade and Wesgro, will be hosted on the online platform FulGaz Virtual Cycling, and the Cape Town Cycle Tour 109-for-109 Charity Challenge.

Both events will focus around the traditional 109km of the Cape Town Cycle Tour and registered riders stand to win thousands of Rands in prizes from Garmin, Tacx, Powerade, Thule and Oakley, while also receiving acknowledgement for their efforts with a virtual medal and virtual certificate of completion and a listing on the event website.

Pedal 109km in March in the 109-for-109 Charity Challenge, or the official Virtual Cape Town Cycle Tour, use the hashtag #cycletour109 on your social media posts and stand a chance of winning weekly prizes from Garmin, Tacx, Powerade, Thule and Oakley.

The Cape Town Cycle Tour normally generates funds for its two beneficiaries, PPA (the Pedal Power Association) and the Rotary Club of Claremont. They in turn support a multitude of worthy charitable causes and cycling related initiatives. The postponement of the IRL event has had a devastating impact on many good causes, so here is where we as cyclists can help out a little.

The 2021 Cape Town Cycle Tour 109-for-109 Charity Challenge

To take part simply enter online from Monday, 8 February at www.capetowncycletour.com and ride 109km or more during the month of March ANYWHERE ANYTIME. We will use Strava to verify all qualifying rides completed. Each participant will get a virtual medal on completion of the challenge, while also and perhaps most importantly, helping raise funds for the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust.

You can get creative and set up fun ways to complete the distance… Like the most elevation in 109km, anyone? Or the greatest number of 109km rides in the month of March? Or simply set yourself the goal of riding the race distance.

Entry donations for the 20211 Cape Town Cycle Tour 109-for-109 Charity Challenge cost R109. Be part of the fun and help us to track your antics by using the hashtag #cycletour109 on your social media.

“While the pandemic continues to affect the lives of so many, we believe that staying healthy, having a goal and challenging yourself safely is more critical than ever,” said Cape Town Cycle Tour director, David Bellairs. “Both our Virtual event and the Charity Challenge offer an opportunity to stay motivated while also raising money for the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust. It’s time to pay it forward!”

The official Virtual 2021 Cape Town Cycle Tour, presented by Powerade and Wesgro

The Virtual Cape Town Cycle Tour, will utilizse the FulGaz Virtual Cycling platform, and will take place between March 8-14.  The race will be divided into three stages to make up the traditional 109km route. Filmed on the actual route, from a bicycle, it is the ideal way to experience the beauty of the Cape Peninsula from the comfort of your own home!

Riders can complete each stage as many times as they wish, at any time within the race window and leaderboards will be regularly updated.

Entry donations for the event start at R200 and include a free one-month subscription to Fulgaz Virtual Cycling (Fulgaz.com) virtual platform. Riders can enter from anywhere in the world – and also have the option to donate a little more than the minimum entry donation.

Entries for this virtual challenge open on 15 February at www.capetowncycletour.com.

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