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Pairs category, where riders will tackle the four day stage race in pairs of two.

Pairs ride in the same cycling jersey, staying no more than two minutes apart throughout the four days of riding. Pairs MTB racing is fast growing in popularity on the global mountain bike scene and has added a whole new dynamic to the sport. It provides riders with the chance to race not against, but with a mate, or family member.

The comradery and Pairs dynamics of working together through your Cape to Cape challenge, whether you are there to win, or just participate, will bring a whole new dimension to your experience.

View the Race Rules here.

Pairs Entry Categories

Cape to Cape has different pairs race categories where you ride in Pairs of two. NEW for 2024 - the combined age of the Pair riders determines the race category:

Pairs will be automatically placed in your category based on your gender and calculated combined age as of 31 December 2024.

The Cape to Cape features the following categories for each gender category (i.e. Men, Women and Mixed Pairs):

1. Open: Combined age of both riders is 30years - 69years

2. Masters: Combined age of both riders is 70years - 89years

3. Grand Masters: Combined age of both riders is 90years - 109years

4. Great Grand Masters: Combined age of both riders is 110years - 129years

5. Mega Masters: Combined age of both riders is 130+years 

Minimum age is 15 years at 17 October 2024. Check out our Pairs Info page. Please note that participants under the age of 18 are welcome to register and compete in the Cape to Cape, but are required to have a parent guardian sign their event waiver. The waiver is a compulsory part of registration and needs to be approved with parent/guardian signature. 

A minimum number of 5 Pairs/teams will be required to enter each category to make it competitive. If this number is not reached all teams currently within the category will be rolled into the lower age category.

Pedal assist or E-bikes are not permitted in 2024 Cape to Cape Solo or Pairs Category - stay tuned for an announcement in 2024.