The world’s largest timed cycle race, the Cape Town Cycle Tour returns to the streets of Cape Town this weekend.
The event will be held on Sunday 10 October 2021 under strict Covid-19 protocols.
Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust’s David Bellairs said: “The two key elements to the Tour, which are large gatherings were done away with – we have a free flow start, very small batches of 250 that will be set off gradually over the morning. We’ve got 50% of the field that we would normally have, so we’re down to 18,000 instead of 35,000.”
Other Covid-19 protocols that have been taken include the following:
All participants will need to be fully vaccinated or undergo a Rapid Antigen Test, which must return a negative result, before they can register for the 2021 Cape Town Cycle Tour.
Participants are considered to be fully vaccinated if:
– they have had two doses of the Pfizer vaccine (with the second dose having been received a minimum of 7 days prior to the event)
– they have received one dose of the J&J vaccine (at least a minimum of 28 days before the event).
Participants will be required to prove their vaccination status by either showing their vaccination card together with personal identification or, in the case of international participants, their vaccination bar code.
In the case of participants who have not been fully vaccinated or are unvaccinated, Rapid Antigen Tests (that take 15 minutes) will be conducted at Registration and must return a negative result before participants can collect their numbers.