If you have secured your place on the Cape Town Argus Cycle Tour 2015, the only thing you have to do when you arrive in Cape Town, is head to the Good Hope Centre to collect your race pack and have a smooch around the Cycle Tour Lifecycle Expo.
Registration takes place three days before the big event, the current published opening times are:
- Thursday, 5 March: 09:30am – 7pm
- Friday, 6 March: 9am – 7pm
- Saturday, 7 March: 9am – 4pm
If you are taking part in the Cape Town Cycle Tour, entry to the Expo is free of charge, but if you are with a non-cycling friend or partner, they will have to pay R40 to go in with you.
Registration for the Cape Argus is extremely well organised, and while you can expect to queue to enter the Good Hope Centre, especially if you go on Saturday, the lines move pretty quickly and you’ll have your race pack before you know it.
At the first counter, you need to hand over your passport and race number (you will receive this by email prior to the race). You will then receive your RaceTec timing chip that will give you a once-off free entry into the Lifecycle Expo.
There is a separate section for International entrants to collect their race packs. This includes your race numbers for your bike, helmet and back of your cycle jersey, and your race card (very important!). You will also receive a Cape Argus Goodie Bag with a water bottle and a range of ‘freebies’ including deodorant (very important too!), energy snacks, and other South African treats.
Once you have your race pack and goodie bag, you can head into the EXPO and treat yourself to a range of cycling equipment such as cycle jersey’s, branded clothing, bikes, cycle shorts and gloves, helmets, energy snacks and supplements, and just about anything else you could possibly need to take part in the world’s largest timed cycle race. You can even have your legs waxed if that floats your boat!
If you do not collect your race pack and RaceTec timing chip, you will not be able to take part in the Cape Town Argus Cycle Tour – so no matter how much fun you are having in Cape Town, do not forget to go to registration!