Cape Town Cycle Tour launch virtual tour and charity challenge in March

Pedal 109km in March in the 109-for-109 Charity Challenge or the official Virtual Cape Town Cycle Tour to stand the chance to win prizes from Garmin, Tacx, Powerade, Thule and Oakley.

There is absolutely no need for FOMO – why not join the Cape Town Cycle Tour to celebrate the traditional cycling month of March by entering the official Virtual Cape Town Cycle Tour, presented by Powerade and Wesgro, or the Cape Town Cycle Tour 109-for-109 Charity Challenge.

 

Organisers of the Cape Town Cycle Tour announced, on 4 February, that despite the postponement of the March 2021 event, due to Covid restrictions, organisers would be offering two new initiatives - the Virtual Cape Town Cycle Tour via the online platform FulGaz Virtual Cycling, and the Cape Town Cycle Tour 109-for-109 Charity Challenge.

 

Both events will focus around the traditional 109km of the Cape Town Cycle Tour and registered riders stand to win thousands of Rands in prizes from Garmin, Tacx, Powerade, Thule and Oakley, while also receiving acknowledgement for their efforts with a virtual medal and virtual certificate of completion and a listing on the event website.

 

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Would-be Cape Town Cycle Tour riders can to take part in the 109-for-109 Charity Challenge, which encourages you to complete at least one 109km ride in the month of March. Photo by Karin Schermbrucker.

 

Cycling enthusiasts are reminded that the Cape Town Cycle Tour normally generates funds for its two beneficiaries, PPA (the Pedal Power Association) and the Rotary Club of Claremont. They in turn support a multitude of worthy charitable causes and cycling related initiatives. Together we can all make a difference!

 

To be part of the action use the hashtag #cycletour109 on all your social media posts to stand a chance of winning weekly prizes.

 

Challenge No 1: The Cape Town Cycle Tour 109-for-109 Charity Challenge

 

To take part simply enter online from Monday, 8 February at www.capetowncycletour.com and ride 109km or more during the month of March ANYWHERE ANYTIME. We will use Strava to verify all qualifying rides completed. Each participant will get a virtual medal on completion of the challenge, while also and perhaps most importantly, helping raise funds for the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust.

 

You can get creative and set up fun ways to complete the distance… Like the most elevation in 109km, anyone? Or the greatest number of 109km rides in the month of March? Or simply set yourself the goal of riding the race distance.

 

Entry donations for the Cape Town Cycle Tour 109-for-109 Charity Challenge cost R109. Be part of the fun and help us to track your antics by using the hashtag #cycletour109 on your social media.

 

Challenge No 2: The Cape Town Cycle Tour 109-for-109 Charity Challenge


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Ride the Cape Town Cycle Tour’s 109km route on Fulgaz.com, a platform which features over 2 000 hours of high-quality, realistic, 4K content. Photo by Karin Schermbrucker.
The Virtual Cape Town Cycle Tour, will utilize the FulGaz Virtual Cycling platform, and will take place between March 8-14. The race will be divided into three stages to make up the traditional 109km route. Filmed on the actual route from a bicycle it is the ideal way to experience the beauty of the Cape Peninsula from the comfort of your own home!

 

Riders can complete each stage as many times as they wish, at any time within the race window and leaderboards will be regularly updated.

 

Entry donations for the event start at R200 and include a free one-month subscription to the brilliant FulGaz Virtual Cycling (Fulgaz.com) virtual platform. Riders can enter from anywhere in the world – and also have the option to donate a little more than the minimum entry donation.

 

Entries for this virtual challenge open on 15 February at www.capetowncycletour.com.

 

“While the pandemic continues to affect the lives of so many, we believe that staying healthy, having a goal and challenging yourself safely is more critical than ever,” said Cape Town Cycle Tour director, David Bellairs. “Both our Virtual event and the Charity Challenge offer an opportunity to stay motivated while also raising money for the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust. It’s time to pay it forward!”

 

For more information, please visit www.capetowncycletour.com.




11 Comments

Super Sywurm, Feb 04 2021 04:45

Challenge No 1

 

Do you need to ride a total of 109km or more in March, or do you need to ride a 109km in a single ride?

Long Wheel Base, Feb 05 2021 08:26

Challenge No 1

 

Do you need to ride a total of 109km or more in March, or do you need to ride a 109km in a single ride?

 

The way I understand it, a combined 109km over as many rides as you want. But I agree, it is a bit unclear.

Super Sywurm, Feb 05 2021 08:58

The way I understand it, a combined 109km over as many rides as you want. But I agree, it is a bit unclear.

That is how I understand it as well, but that does not really make any sense.

Shebeen, Feb 05 2021 09:06

Challenge No 1

 

Do you need to ride a total of 109km or more in March, or do you need to ride a 109km in a single ride?

 

i think both are fine.

 

do the mileage over the month and you qualify.

 

do it in a single ride - you get a noddy badge

mix it up and make it social noteworthy - more noddy badges

 

 

either way - I am entering, very happy to support cycletour in all they do

Robbie Stewart, Feb 05 2021 09:28

I will not be doing any 'virtual' ride...rather, I will just go cycle part of the route on the day...no fomo. just real riding.

Abercrombie, Feb 08 2021 01:30

Seems somewhat confusing, unless I'm mentally challenged but I fail to see the reasoning of three segments? Why not have the option of entering and doing the entire race start to finish. Does one the pay for each segment separately in order to compete the entire race ?

Karman de Lange, Feb 08 2021 02:28

Seems somewhat confusing, unless I'm mentally challenged but I fail to see the reasoning of three segments? Why not have the option of entering and doing the entire race start to finish. Does one the pay for each segment separately in order to compete the entire race ?

 

Bulk of riders take 4-7 hrs todo 109km ....  imagine 7 hrs on a indoor . . . . But yes, would be nice to have the option todo all in one for the bit fitter people

Shebeen, Feb 09 2021 08:47

entered..

 

go do it here mense

 

https://online.entri...n.aspx?eid=4885

Jaco Steyn, Feb 15 2021 10:22

I just phoned the event office and asked them about the confusion about the distance for the 109 for 109 Charity Ride. They confirmed it’s 109km in one go, not multiple rides totalling 109km.

Long Wheel Base, Feb 17 2021 11:59

I just phoned the event office and asked them about the confusion about the distance for the 109 for 109 Charity Ride. They confirmed it’s 109km in one go, not multiple rides totalling 109km.

Yeah I asked on one of their instagram posts. Got the same response. The 109 ride must be done in one go. Makes more sense tbh. 109km over 1 month is nothing special.

boink, Feb 22 2021 05:14

Hello all

 

I am keen to have a go at the FulGaz virtual event, that way I can ride with mates in other parts of the world.

 

Where do we go to enter this one?

 

I have looked at the main website but only see the option for the "ride 109KM" at https://online.entries.co.za/ 

 

OK realised that its the same entry site with different links

 

Full GAZ https://online.entri...n.aspx?eid=4884

 

Charity IRL ridehttps://online.entri...n.aspx?eid=4885

 

Thanks!