This year’s registered riders for the Cape Epic, which was cancelled at the last minute due to the coronavirus, have been offered preferential participation terms for next year’s event, which is scheduled to run from March 21 to 28.
Organisers say that should they not wish to compete next year, the offer can also be used once only in either of the 2022 or 2023 races.
Teams that paid the full entry fee this year will receive a coupon which can be used to offset part of the cost of the standard entry fee in the applicable subsequent years, as elected.
Public entries will go live on May 19 and there will be a limited number available, which can be purchased at a greatly reduced cost for a limited period of time.
This year’s Epic was cancelled three weeks ago as the pandemic swept across the globe.
“There is no arguing that this pandemic has had a negative impact on people and economies across the globe, but in this time of darkness, we have created, and been linked to, a few moments of light and joy that we would like to share with you,” stated the organisers.
“We donated 5.5 tonnes of food to communities in need along the route that had been laid out for the 2020 race, hundreds of thousands of rands were raised in the name of charity, and Nino Schurter had a chance to race against WorldTour riders in Zwift’s virtual Cape Race Week.
“In this time of uncertainty, we encourage you to stay safe.”