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2022 Absa Cape Epic

The return to normality in 2022 has presented us with the opportunity to increase the size of the 2022 Absa Cape Epic field to maximum 550 teams. If your December was spent in the saddle, then this is your chance to put those hours to the test. To enter, please take note and follow the steps below:

Please email registration@cape-epic.com with your full name, email address and your Passport/ID number. 

We look forward to hosting you at the 2022 Absa Cape Epic!

 

2023 Absa Cape Epic: 19 - 26 March

Public entries are scheduled to open on 28 March 2022 at 15:00 (GMT+2) and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Riders affected by the cancellation of the 2020 Absa Cape Epic have received an exclusive participation offer for the 2021, 2022 and 2023 Absa Cape Epics, details of which can be found here.

Public Entries

Entry TypeDescription
2020 Riders 2020 Riders can redeem their coupon and register by 1 March 2022 to secure a spot in the 2023 race.
Early Bird

Early bird entries to the 2023 Absa Cape Epic will open in the coming months. Stay tuned to be amongst the first 100 riders to secure your spot on the start line of The Race That Measures All. 
These entries sell out instantaneously and are available on a first-come-first-served basis granted you've created a profile and filled in our details. The full entry fee is due immediately and can be paid by credit card or electronic funds transfer (proof of payment must be emailed by 09:00 the following day) in order to secure the entry. Entries are scheduled to open on 28 March 2022 at 15:00 (GMT+2) and are sold on a first come first served basis.

Lottery Lottery applications are done on an individual basis and you do not need your prospective partner's details to enter the lottery. Only one lottery application per rider is accepted. Both riders in a prospective team can enter the lottery to increase the chance of being awarded an entry. A ZAR 100 (South African) or USD 10 (International) fee is applicable to enter the lottery, which must be paid by credit card before the application is completed. After 1 June, applicants are randomly selected to enter the race.
UCI  Reserved for top UCI registered riders and allocated to riders at our discretion via the UCI rider application process.  
Volunteer  Absa Cape Epic volunteers receive a guaranteed entry to the following year's race.    
Charity 

Charity entries allow you to support a good cause and ride the Absa Cape Epic. Each of our partner charities are allocated a limited number of entries which they sell through their channels at their discretion.  

Media Media can apply for a guaranteed/discounted entry to race, and join our media programme. Non-riding media can also join to follow the race in comfort and have access to our various media services. There are a limited number of entries for media teams so the earlier teams apply the better their chance of gaining access to the event. Media applications will open in July. For any queries please contact media@cape-epic.com.

Development 

The Absa Cape Epic has partnered with a number of development academies across the country who each have an allocation of entries for Historically Disadvantaged South African (HDSA) riders under the age of 26. Additionally should you have secured funding and are an HDSA team, there is an allocation of reserved entries to allow access to the race.

2020 Affected Teams

Riders affected by the cancellation of the 2020 Absa Cape Epic have an exclusive participation offer for the 2021, 2022 and 2023 Absa Cape Epics, details of which can be found here.