Frequently Asked Questions


What is the minimum age?

80 km MTB 19 years
50 km MTB 15 years
50 km E-Bike MTB 19 years
30 km MTB 13 years
30 km E-Bike MTB 13 years
15 km MTB 8 years
100 km Road 13 years
50 km Road 13 years
50 km E-Bike Road 19 years

When will the 2021 Knysna Cycle Tour be held?

MTB Events: Saturday, 17 July 2021
Road Races: Sunday, 18 July 2021
POSTPONED: Children’s Tour: Sunday, 18 July 2021

How do I enter?
Once online entries are open, they will be available on a first come, first served basis. To enter online, you will need a valid credit card which is registered for 3D Secure. ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE ON 30 June 2021. NO LATE ENTRIES.

Who can enter?
Anybody who is over the minimum age of the event category, can ride a bicycle and is moderately fit can participate. If you are unsure of your fitness levels or medical status, please visit your doctor first.

What are the entry fees?

Distance 2021 Entry Fee
MTB 80 km19 years & olderR 490
E-bike 80 km19 years & olderR 490
MTB Tandem 80 km19 years & olderR 980
MTB 50 km15 years & olderR 400
E-bike 50 km19 years & olderR 400
MTB Tandem 50 km15 years & olderR 800
MTB 30 km13 years & olderR 290
MTB Tandem 30 km13 years & olderR 580
E-bike 30 km19 years & olderR 290
Family Fun 15 km MTB Tour8 years & olderR 180
MTB Tandem 15 km8 years & olderR 360

Distance 2021 Entry Fee
Road Race 100 km13 years & older
12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
R 530
Road Race Tandem 100 km13 years & older
10 - 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
R 1060
Road Race E-Bike 100 km19 years & olderR 530
Road Race 50 km13 years & older
12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
R 420
Road Race E-Bike 50 km19 years & olderR 420
Road Race Tandem 50 km13 years & older
10 - 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
R 840

Can I upgrade my entry?
To upgrade your entry, please contact RaceTec:

You will be provided with the events banking details in order to pay the difference in fees and RaceTec will update your entry to reflect. All upgrades can only take place after the close of entries.

Can I downgrade my entry?
To downgrade your entry, please contact RacTec:

Please note: You will not be refunded the difference in fees. All downgrades can only take place after the close of entries.

Do I need a licence to participate?
Only South African residents must have a license to take part. All South African cyclists participating in any cycling event in South Africa are required to be a member of Cycling South Africa (CSA) or an affiliate of CSA (of which PPA is one). Alternatively you will be required to buy a one-day CSA event license at R50.00 for each event/race in which you want to participate.

Can I ride with somebody else's race number?
No. Any participant found to be riding with somebody else's race number may face disqualification and/or a 1-year ban.
The reason for the strict enforcement of the rules is because your personal and medical details are linked to your race number in case of an emergency.

What if I enter but cannot take part?
If you cannot take part, you will need to find someone to take your entry. A substitution can be arranged through our website between 1-9 July 2021.

How do I substitute my entry?
Substitutions must be arranged through the RaceTec system. A substitution link will be available on the KCT website from 1-9 July 2021. The original entrant will NOT be refunded his/her entry fee. You may ask the substitute rider to refund your entry fee but you may not ask for more than you originally paid. Contraventions may result in the disqualification of both parties.
An admin fee of will be charged for substitutions. Please email for further information.

Substitutions at event registration:
There will be NO substitutions at registration.

How do I collect my merchandise that I ordered if I am no longer able to go to Registration?
You can ask someone else that is attending to collect your merchandise on your behalf, on condition they have your written permission. If merchandise is not collected at registration a shipping and handling fee R250 will be charged to courier it to you.

What do I wear?
Helmets: Helmets are compulsory. We recommend polystyrene helmets complying with ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards.
Clothing: Cycling shoes, shorts and jerseys are also recommended for your safety and convenience but you can wear what you like.
Please also note that it is a family event and clothing should be appropriate.

How can I confirm the status of my entry?
If you entered online, please contact RaceTec via to check the status of your entry.

How is my seeding calculated and who is seeded?
Pre-entrants are seeded according to their national seeding index.

When will I be assigned my race number and be notified of my seeding/start time?
Your race number and seeding will be sent to you end-June. This will be sent to you by email or sms.

Where do I collect my race number?
Registration will take place at the Knysna Primary School Hall, Long Street, Knysna.

ROAD BIKE Events Registration:

  • FRIDAY 16 July: 13h00 – 20h0
    VENUE: Knysna Primary School Hall, Long Street, Knysna
  • SATURDAY 17 July: 10h00 – 14h00
    VENUE: Knysna Primary School Hall, Long Street, Knysna

MOUNTAIN BIKE Events Registration:

  • FRIDAY 16 July: 13h00 – 20h0
    VENUE: Knysna Primary School Hall, Long Street, Knysna
  • SATURDAY 17 July: 10h00 – 14h00
    VENUE: Knysna Primary School Hall, Long Street, Knysna
  • SUNDAY 18 July: 07h00-08h00
    VENUE: Knysna High School Sports Field, Waterfront Drive, Knysna

POSTPONED: Children's Races - On the field before the race starts, Sunday, 18 July, 07h00 – 10h00

How do I collect my race number if I do not receive my confirmation email or sms?
You need to go to the Race Number lookup area at Registration to be assigned your race number. This can be used to collect your race pack and goodie bag.

How will I be timed?
This year the Knysna Cycle Tour will be using RaceTec chips for the road race, and will use the state-of-the-art RFID Race Timing System mountain bike boards from Racetec.

What if I decide during the tour that I cannot continue?
There is a sweep vehicle that follows the route. Move off the course and wait for the sweep vehicle or stop at any of the official water points.

What are the cut-off times?
The cut-off for both the MTB Events and the Road Races is 15:00 at the Knysna High School sports field. After that time, the finish area will start to close down and roads will no longer be managed by traffic officials.

Along the route, the cut-off time for the 116 km Road Race is 12:00 at the N2/Barrington intersection.

What happens to me if I am in an accident?
If you are in an accident on the route, you will be seen to by our medical team. If you are able to, you can continue to the finish line or you can wait to be collected by a sweep vehicle. If you are more seriously injured you will be transported to the nearest hospital and your details will be logged with the organisers. It is therefore very important to ensure that your medical and emergency contact details are correctly updated and that you ride with your own race number.

If I am in an accident and have to go to hospital in an ambulance, what happens to my bicycle?
The medic that attends to you will radio the Operations Centre who will send a marshal to collect your bicycle. Should there be room in the ambulance, then your bicycle will be dropped off at the nearest refreshment station. In either of these instances, your bicycle will be put on to the sweep vehicle which travels along behind the last of the cyclists. Your bicycle will then be taken to the finish and given to the Venue Operating Centre. You can collect your bicycle from the Venue Operating Centre.

Where can I find photos taken of me during the Knysna Cycle Tour?
Go to They also have photos from previous Knysna Cycle Tour events.

How do I contact the organising office?

How can I book a stand at the Cycle Expo?
Contact Kirsten on 044 382 7500