08 Sep 2014 Cycle Tour entries close in record time
Entries for the 2014 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour have closed in record time – in less than a week. The Cycle Tour is recognised as the world’s largest individually timed cycle race, annually attracting approximately 35 000 cyclists from around the world to participate in this iconic event. According to David Bellairs, Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust (CTCTT), organisers of the event, the focus on charity group entries is the key reason for the record sellout of individual entries.
“The interest we received from charities wanting to use this event as an opportunity to fundraise for worthy causes was overwhelming and we were anticipating that individual entries would sell out in record time. We are thrilled that cyclists far and wide have embraced the Cycle Tour as a platform to give back to their communities.
“Cyclists that have not managed to secure an entry and who wish to participate in 2014 will have the opportunity to do so through a variety of charities that have secured charitable group entries for the event. Over 5 500 people have entered to ride their first-ever Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour next year and we expect this number to increase as aspirant participants secure their entries by participating for a charity of their choice.” said Bellairs.
Cyclists still looking to secure a place should visit www.cycletour.co.za and follow the links to charity group entries from the home page.
Cycle Tour has grown from humble beginnings, attracting a few hundred participants in 1978, into the iconic international event it is today. Over the years, the tour has generated millions of Rands for cycling development and charitable projects supported by its two key beneficiaries, the Pedal Power Association and the Rotary Club of Claremont, as well as various other Rotary Clubs that are involved in the staging of the event.
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