Bike Cape Town from 24th-31st October 2017, is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a cycling break for amateur enthusiasts in South Africa. The event has been developed by the team from Iconic Cycling Events and gives riders the opportunity to complete the Cape Classic 380.
The event provides a challenging yet highly sociable cycling experience for all involved as you will enjoy 4 days of cycling covering over 500km.
The week begins with the Cape Classic 380; 3 days of cycling covering 380km of varying terrain from the remote Koo Valley to the vineyards of the Robertson wine region and the Cape Peninsula ride, a 120km guided tour setting off from the heart of Cape Town before winding through the Cape Peninsula, south of the city. This exclusive event, only bookable through Iconic Cycling Events is limited to just 30 international places in 2017.
The Ride captains will ensure that all abilities are catered for by managing the pace of the ride at the front and if necessary support anyone who has been dropped back into the peloton. The captains will also offer advice and share their experiences of the local region throughout your rides. The event appeals to International riders and local South Africans.
The routes will be suitable for those wanting to have an enjoyable and well organised cycling break or those training for other events. For those interested, there are sprints and King of he Mountain sections on the rides. There will also be a free day during the trip, giving you the opportunity to explore the Cape Town region during your visit.
Full professional support will be provided each day by motorbike outriders, and there will also be vehicles supporting the riders. Mechanical support will also be available throughout the rides for any minor mechanical failures which occur.
Water and feed stations will be positioned at suitable points along the rides for refuelling and refilling, with all food being healthy and locally sourced.
Bike hire can be arranged through the Cape Classic team if required. Indicative hire cost for a mid to high end road bike is R700 (£45) per day. It is recommended that you bring your own pedals and saddle through it cannot be guaranteed that they will match the hire bikes.
Accommodation is based on twin sharing accommodation in smart comfortable hotels (minimum 3 star) and full details of the accommodation will be available 2 weeks prior to the events taking place.
During the event, all cyclists will receive:
- Cape Classic 380 personalised cycling jersey
- Cape Class 380 finisher’s t-shirt
- Discounted entry to 2017 Iconic Cycling Events sportives (Bike Bath, Bike Oxford, Bike Chester)
- A packed lunch during each stage, sourced from a delicious local supplier
- Optional masseurs at the end of each ride to help get those legs in shape for the next day
- Bike cleaning at the end of each day
- Sprint and King of the Mountains competition embedded into the event
Not included in the event are:
- Bike hire
- Single occupancy supplement
- Evening drinks and meals and any vineyard stops
- Free day activities
- Accident or travel insurance (Copy of policy to be sent to ICE before departure)