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Minimum 7 day rental period

Cape Town Cycle Tour bicycle rentals

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From: R375

Including pick up and delivery


Cape Town Cycle Tour

With the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2020 scheduled to take place on 8thMarch next year, you may think that you’ve got forever and a day to sort out a rental bike, but the truth is, if you want to rent a bike for the Cape Argus (as the event was previously known) you need to do it sooner rather than later.

Bike rentals are widely available in Cape Town, but with over 35,000 cyclists descending on the Mother City for the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour Race, it is no surprise that they sell-out like hot cakes. If you intend to enter the race don't wait too long!

Our bike rentals are brand new, full carbon and well maintained. At the Bicycle Rental Company we have a wide variety of road bikes: 12 full carbon Trek Emonda Sl5 (size 47 - size 62), 2 Trek Madone full carbon high performance race bikes size 58. and 4 Trek ALR5 alloy bikes for cyclists with a smaller budget.

Terms and conditions

Road Bikes - Please note there is a minimum 7 day rental period for the CTCT - ie minimum 7 consecutive days.
100% (non-refundable) payment is required within 48 hours of confirmation of provisional booking.

Only confirmed bookings will be allocated bikes. Please keep your proof of payment received from your bank/ PAYPAL.


Cape Town Cycle Tour


All payments made for the Cape Town Cycle Tour will be forfeited if your booking is cancelled for any reason.

Please note - we are not responsible for race entries. We do not enter people - we only rent out bikes. It is your own responsibility to enter directly yourself.



$10 USD per (30km radius) / $15 USD (30-60km radius)


Helmet, water bottle and puncture kit

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All bikes are serviced and cleaned after every rental

Cape Town Cycle Tour FAQ

If you start your search early, and by early, I mean now, then yes, it is easy to rent a bike for the cycle tour. We can provide you with a high-quality Carbon Road Bike, but we have a limited number of each frame size, and so unless you are super tall or super short, you have to get in fast, before the other 5,000 internationals beat you to it.
It’s not cheap. In 2019, the average cost to rent a carbon road bike for the Cape Argus was R4,500 South African Rand (approximately £290 / €330/ $375). Why is it so expensive? Well, demand and supply play a role here, but most rental companies have a 7-day minimal rental over Argus Weekend, and so if you think you can rent a bike for a day or two, think again!
Our rentals include the bike itself, a helmet, a water bottles, a repair kit, flat pedals or we put on yours (you need to state this at the time of booking). We delivery to your hotel and pick up the bike after your race. We charge $25 to drop off and pick up the bikes after the race.
This should be clarified at the time of making your booking. We have 12 brand new high-quality Trek carbon road bikes, 2 high performance Trek Madone demo bikes and 4 aluminum Trek bikes for rent. Besides the Trek bikes we have several Specialized rentals. All bikes are very well maintained (we have our own workshop). You are welcome to ask us any questions about your rental, like, how old is the bike, what gearing does it have, and what spares and accessories (pedals, helmet, water bottle, inner tubes etc.) are included. If in doubt, we send you a photo of the bike we have allocated for you.
To confirm your reservation, you will need to leave a deposit (usually 50 per cent) or pay the total amount in full. You have the option to pay by credit card (Pay Pal) or by bank transfer and both options are completely safe.
We will ask you to sign a form when collecting the bike, making you fully liable for any damage and we require an imprint of your credit card as a form of ‘security’ against damage and theft. Please read the small print and make sure you know what you are getting yourself into. We will also have an option for bike insurance.
If you heading to South Africa for the race and intend to stay in the Mother City for the duration of your stay, then yes, you should take your own bike with you. But if you intend to combine the Cycle Tour with a safari, a trip to the Winelands, or a self-drive adventure up the Garden Route, it makes sense to rent a bike. It will cost you roughly the same amount to transport your bike to Cape Town as it will to rent a bike in the city, and so financially, it’s the same.


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