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Cape Town Cycle Tour honours firefighting volunteers

The Cape Town Cycle Tour, the world's largest timed cycling event, was cut to 47km because of fires along its traditional route. But that did not stop tens of thousands of people riding in and supporting the Show You Care Solidarity Ride.

South Africa is world’s endurance race capital

Some of the world's most extreme races are held in South Africa, where elite athletes – and ordinary people – pit themselves against the unforgiving elements and huge distances. Perhaps the most well-known is the Comrades Marathon, a gruelling 90km run between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

Cycle Tour in National Geographic’s Top 10

South Africa's Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour is included in the top 10 cycle routes in the National Geographic Book "Journey of a Lifetime - 500 of the World's Greatest Trips".

Fouche, Schoeman win Cape Cycle Tour

Herman Fouche took the men's and Anriette Schoeman the women's title in the world's largest individually timed cycle race, the 2013 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. Some 34 500 riders took part in the 100-kilometre race around the Cape Peninsula on Sunday.

Cape Town a top 15 bicycle-friendly city

Cape Town is one of the 15 most bike-friendly destinations in the world, according to a CNN feature on 15 cities around the world "where drivers use all five fingers when they wave at you".

Day leads Bonitas to 1-2 in Cape Argus

First-year professional Tyler Day of the Bonitas Medscheme team captured the biggest victory of his short career when he outsprinted a large bunch to win the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour in Cape Town on Sunday.

Video: Riding the Cape Cycle Tour

Around 35 000 cyclists gathered in the streets of Cape Town in the early hours of Sunday morning to take part in the world's biggest individually timed cycle race, the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour.

The world’s biggest cycle race

The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, held in and around Cape Town in March every year, is the biggest individually timed cycling event in the world – and the most scenic – with a history going back over more than three decades.

Video: Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour

South Africa's Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, the world's largest individually timed cycle race, sees over 35 000 cyclists tackling a 109km route around Cape Town that is as spectacular as it is gruelling. Winds reaching 140km/h made the 2009 event one of the most challenging in the history of the race.

SA’s third big cycling race

South Africa boasts the two largest individually timed cycle races in the world, the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour and the Pick 'n Pay 94.7 Cycle Challenge. The former is contested around the picturesque Cape Point, the latter is raced in and around Joburg. Now Durban is getting in on the act.