Velotex is proud to be the official cycling apparel partners of such a renowned cycling event since 2000. Each year Velotex develops a trendy souvenir cycling kit which is sold at the cycling expo and on the official Cycle Tour website. The Cape Town Cycle Tour is known as the world’s largest individually timed cycling race, with around 35 000 cyclists taking part each year. This famous event is also known for being the first event outside of Europe to be included in the Union Cycliste Internationale’s Golden Bike Series. The Cycle Tour acts as the last leg of the professional multi-stage race, Giro del Capo. The race shows off the beautiful scenic splendours which the Cape Town has to offer. The race is set up as circular route taking you from the bustling CBD of Cape town down the Cape Peninsula and back. Cycling next to the famous Table Mountain and the beautiful ocean view of the Cape Peninsula where mountain meets ocean is an unforgettable route which every cyclist, amateur or advanced, should experience.
The race is the brain child of Bill Mylrea and John Stegman, who organised the big race to help draw the attention for the need of more cycling paths in South Africa back in 1978. The event has developed to accommodate a wider range of cycling enthusiasts by introducing a shortened route, a Mountain Bike challenge and a junior cycle tour for our future cycling stars.