The Cape Town Cycle Tour has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“As always, the safety of all participants and the well-being of the broader community of Cape Town remains our most important priority in the planning and staging of the Cape Town Cycle Tour.”
“With this in mind, the team at the Cape Town Cycle Tour has been closely monitoring the ongoing developments around the ‘second wave’ of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
“For several months we have been working hand in hand with the authorities and stakeholders around the possibility of hosting a significantly revised version of the Cape Town Cycle Tour in March 2021. Sadly, current circumstances make the hosting of a mass participation event in any format untenable for the immediate future,” the organizers said in the statement.
The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust has thus been postponed to a later date in the year.
Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust David Bellairs said: “It was a tough and easy decision; a tough one because a lot of people’s livelihoods are dependent on the cycle and a lot of charities and beneficiaries receive funds raised by the cycle tour. But ultimately, this is about the safety of our participants, it’s about the law. We are not astray to dealing with drama; the last four years have really dealt us some tough ones.”