Now is your chance to secure a spot in the world’s largest timed cycling event.

How it works:

The official substitution entry process allows cyclists who have entered, but no longer wish to participate, the chance to transfer their entry to someone who wants to ride.

Those looking for an entry should complete an online substitution entry by visiting and following the instructions to secure their substitution entry.

Remember, the entrant withdrawing from the event may request that the substitute entrant refund their entry fee, but they may not ask for more than they originally paid. PPA members paid an entry fee of R510 and non-PPA members paid an entry fee of R540.Cyclists who choose to withdraw from the event will NOT receive a refund from the organisers.

In addition, a fee of R260 is applicable to all substitution entries.

Organisers will send an email confirmation letter to the substitute entrant within five working days of receiving the consent letter and the substitute entrant will be notified of their race number and start time by Friday, 2 March 2018.

All documentation must reach the organisers by Friday, 23 February at 1pm. No late substitutions will be accepted.

Group entries:

This substitution process does not apply to group entries. Group Entrants wishing to substitute their entry must please contact their group administrator to facilitate a substitution.

Important Information:

Organisers have again urged cyclists not to allow anybody else to use their allocated race number. “Not only does it have an impact on our system of delivering accurate results to all our participants, but important information such as medical and emergency contact details are linked to a rider’s race number. We need this information to be readily available in case of an emergency,” explains David Bellairs, a Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, organisers of the annual event.

Collection of numbers and the Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo

Substitute entrants can collect their race numbers at the Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo being held at the Cape Town Stadium from 8 – 10 March 2018. Every entrant must make use of their RaceTec or Winning Time chip to access the Expo for free.

For more information on the substitution entry process, contact the Cycle Tour Race Office on 087 820 7223, email them at or visit