Good news for those cyclists who failed to secure an entry for the 2011 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour: substitution entries open tomorrow, Tuesday 1 February.
Substitute online or manually.
The cost of a substitution entry is R275, irrespective of PPA or CSA membership.
Cyclists who have internet access are encouraged to make an online substitution application:
* Visit the online entry page on www.cycletour.co.za from 1 February (at 14h00) to 25 February.
* Enter the details of the person who is entering as a substitute.
* Pay the substitution fee online.
* Download a consent form for the cyclist withdrawing, who must complete the form and fax it to 021 685 6648.
* Organisers will e-mail a confirmation letter to the substitution entrant within 3 working days of receiving the consent form.
Cyclists can also follow a manual application procedure:
* Download the substitution entry and consent forms from www.cycletour.co.za or request a form to be faxed to you by phoning 021 681 4333.
* Post the completed entry form, the signed consent form of the person withdrawing, as well as a cheque / postal order to Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, P O Box 777, Rondebosch, 7700. This must reach the organisers by 25 February. No late substitutions will be accepted.
Please note that cyclists who choose to withdraw will not receive a refund.
All new entrants will receive a new race number and start in the group for which they qualify, depending on experience and their results in seeding events. This number can be collected at the Cape Argus Lifecycle Expo that will be held at the Good Hope Centre from 10-12 March.
Should you wish to secure a substitution entry but do not know of anyone withdrawing, please go to www.cycletour.co.za and add your name to the online waiting list. There will be a non-refundable admin fee of R50 payable by credit card at the time of adding your name.
Use your own race number
Organisers have requested that cyclists not allow anybody else to use the race number that have been allocated to them. “While it sounds harmless, the consequences could be life-threatening. Vital details, such as medical and emergency contact information, are linked to your race number. Your race number is our first port of call in an emergency situation,” explained CEO of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, David Bellairs.
According to Bellairs those participating with another cyclist’s race number will be disqualified, while the original entrant will be suspended from future events.