The Cape Town ‘Argus’ Cycle Tour has always been a popular event, with some 35,000 cyclists taking part each year, but when registration opened on 26th September, I don’t think anyone realised just how popular this amazing cycle tour really is!
South African entries for the Cape Argus (can’t get used to calling it the Cape Town Cycle Tour yet!) sold out in just 8 hours this year – it usually takes 2-3 weeks, and while it is still possible for South African’s to ride for a charity, they will have to pay more for the privilege.
If you are one of the many South African’s that missed registration, you will be pleased to know that charity entries are set to open later this week, but you’ll need to be quick if you are to snap up one of the few remaining places! WWF have a great Cape Town Cycle Tour package, which includes guaranteed entry, a cycle jersey and a few other treats.
With a long list of cyclists to enrol in the Cape Argus 2015, I logged into registration at 2.37pm (it opened at 2pm) thinking that there would be a couple of thousand in front of me, so when my queue number came up as 19,856 I knew I was in for a long wait!
However, the system worked exactly as it should, and by 7.50pm, we were all enrolled on the most beautiful cycle tour in the world. I guess now we just need to start training!
If you didn’t manage to secure your entry on the Cape Town Argus Cycle Tour 2015, drop us a message, we would be more than happy to assist International Entrants with their trip to Cape Town!