With an inbox full of emails from distraught cycling fans today, it seems many people left it too late to register their spot on the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2014!
South African entries sold out in record time this year, with all places snapped up within just 6 days of registration opening on 1st September – and while there are still possibilities available for South African riders, they will not last for long.
The Cape Argus official website is offering South African cyclists the opportunity to ride for a good cause, and if you like the idea of cycling to cape to raise money for your favourite charity, now is the time to go online and register your spot with one of the charitable groups listed.
International cyclists still have time to enter, and if you intend to transport your own bicycle, you should be fine, but if you want to rent a bike for the Cape Argus – well, you may be in trouble.
As I mentioned in my previous blog, high quality road bicycles for the Argus period are tough to come by at this stage, but if you don’t mind paying around 1200 ZAR per day (approximately £75), then you could still find a bike – but only if your quick!
Friends of ours in Cape Town are still searching for a tandem for us, but it’s not looking too good… It seems there is a real shortage of these 2-wheeled mean machines in South Africa, and those that were available were rented out months ago!
Either way, we will be cycling the Cape Argus again in 2014 – and I for one am hoping for a better finish time!