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Cycle Tour substitutions

Cycle Tour substitutions

Cyclists who missed the entry cut-off for the 2012 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour have one last chance to secure an entry with substitution entries which opened on Wednesday 1 February 2012.

Substitute online or manually

The cost of a substitution entry is R300.00, irrespective of PPA or CSA membership.

Cyclists who have internet access are encouraged to make an online substitution application:

  • Visit the online entry page on between 1 February (from 13h00) until 24 February 2012.
  • Enter the details of the person who is entering as a substitute.
  • Pay the substitution fee online.
  • Download a consent form for the cyclist withdrawing, who must complete the form and fax it to 021 685 6648.
  • Organisers will e-mail a confirmation letter to the substitution entrant within 3 working days of receiving the consent form.

Cyclists can also follow a manual application procedure:

  • Download the substitution entry and consent forms from or request a form to be faxed to you by phoning 021 681 4333.
  • Post the completed entry form, the signed consent form of the person withdrawing, as well as a cheque / postal order to Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, P O Box 777, Rondebosch, 7700.  This must reach the organisers by 24 February 2012. No late substitutions will be accepted.

Please note that cyclists who choose to withdraw will not receive a refund.

All new entrants will receive a new race number and start in the group for which they qualify, depending on experience and their results in seeding events. This number can be collected at the Cape Argus Lifecycle Expo that will be held at the Good Hope Centre from 08 – 10 March.

Should you wish to secure a substitution entry but do not know of anyone withdrawing, please go to and add your name to the online waiting list. There will be a non-refundable admin fee of R50 payable by credit card at the time of adding your name.

Use your own race number

Organisers have requested that cyclists not allow anybody else to use the race number that have been allocated to them. While it seems harmless, the consequences could be life-threatening.

“Vital details, such as medical and emergency contact information, are linked to your race number. Your race number is our first port of call in an emergency situation. As part of our safe cycling initiative we therefore urge all cyclists to only use the race number allocated to them,” explained CEO of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, David Bellairs,.

According to Bellairs those participating with another cyclist’s race number will be disqualified, while the original entrant will be suspended from future events.

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