Each year over 40,000 keen cyclists from hither and thither converge to partake in this epic 109km pedal. The scenic circular route starts in the City Centre, and snakes its way through the Southern Peninsula and past the Atlantic Coast before coming to an end in Green Point.
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How Cape Town Gets ready for this international event
Stands start going up on corners all over Cape Town Streets, Toilet get dragged around and randomly placed along the route. Colourful Coke tents go up, strategically placed.
Some Cape Town residents hate this day when they are barricaded into their homes for hours while Cape Town raves and given half a chance they will regal you with stories of unfairness. Others take full advantage and drag their braai equipment, family and extended families and stereo sound equipment out making a full day off it. People dress up for the day, make posters and are prepared to get up at 5 am or earlier and wait for the first rider’s and helicopters to hover overhead. People scream, clap, shout, dance lining the streets of Cape Town for one day until they can hardly speak. Lucky shops along the route make money as they keep the hordes from dying of thirst.
The Cyclists themselves make the day for everyone: The brave dress up in the weirdest outfits and share their passions, Save the Rhino and more. Some brave young girls take to flashing and Cape Town goes mad. It is a photographers paradise for one day.