Frequently Asked Questions
Can my spouse join me?
Do we get a bag?
Other bags/suitcases can be transported for riders, but they will be unavailable until the finish in Franschhoek.
Please DO NOT LEAVE valuables in this bag. TransCape takes no responsibility for loss or theft of any items left in these bags.
How big is the bag?
Must I bring a sleeping bag and pillow, towel?
Do I need money with me everyday
Can I buy a branded kit from you or branded mementos for my kids?
How many pairs of kit must I bring?
When do I hand my own luggage in?
Your race bag will be transferred each day from the start to the finish.
Are there mechanics/maintenance packages available?
Bike Service Packages are available through Cycle Tech. For more info, click here
How do I get my car from Knysna to Franschhoek?
Or Contact Gerry or Elizna at:
+27 (44) 873 5700
Valuables - do you have a safe we can lock our valuables into?
Where do we charge our phones/GPS
How do I get from the airport in George to Knysna
Bike transfers - from airport - especially for our international riders
How do I get from the finish to my guest house?
We are a group of 6 riders; can we sleep in the same place please?
Race and Route
Cut off times – are there any?
Cut off times will be enforced as a safety measure; however, they are very fair and are aimed at ensuring each rider finishes the day, and ultimately the entire race.
What is available at water points?
The water points during the Tour are fully stocked, with varying items during the day. Some of what is available includes: baby potatoes, bananas, fruit cake, 32Gi (bars, gels, electrolyte replacement), water, fruit, jelly babies
What is the distance between water points?
The distances between water points vary each day, depending on the distance and terrain. You will be provided with specific details and distances closer to the event.
Are there tech points and where?
We have tech zones at water point 2 on every stage. Please ensure you carry some spares with you, even if you are not sure how to use them, as our sweep riders are able to assist.
I struggle to load the maps on my GPS
There will be a ‘how to’ sent out with the routes once they are released. If you still battle, we will have a PC at registration with a crew member assisting in the downloading of routes onto your GPS.
Will the route be marked?
Yes, but you are required to have the route downloaded onto your GPS device in order to ensure you are prepared for any eventuality. Route files to be sent to all riders prior to the race start for download.