Start Procedure

Stage 1 will see a top approx.200 grid made up of Elite riders both pairs and solos. This will be made up of riders who have finished in the top 200 at an Epic Series event within the past 12 months (Cape to Cape, Port to Port, Reef to Reef, Cape Epic).  


Black Dot requests have now closed. 

If you believe you should be seeded with the Black dot, please email

All other riders will then self-seed for the start of the race. On the completion of Stage 1 you will receive a coloured dot that will determine your start time for the remaining 3 stages.

Each wave (stages 2-4) will see approx.200 riders per wave, a mix of pairs and solos, however the grid will prioritise pairs at the front of each wave.

Stage 1

Time Details

First wave of elite riders pairs & solos with pairs at the front of the wave.


All other riders self seeded

On finishing Stage 1 riders will be seeded into the below via coloured dot system which will determine their start for subsequent stages.

Stage 2 and Stage 3 

Time Category Colour Dot
8:00AM PAIRS Black
8:05AM SOLOS Black
8:10AM PAIRS Light Blue
8:15AM SOLOS Light Blue
8:35AM PAIRS/SOLO Orange
8:40AM PAIRS/SOLO Yellow

Stage 4

Time Category Colour Dot
9:00AM PAIRS Black
9:05AM SOLOS Black
9:10AM PAIRS Light Blue
9:15AM SOLOS Light Blue
9:35AM PAIRS/SOLO Orange
9:40AM PAIRS/SOLO Yellow

On Course Info

Water Points

A water point will be available at approximately the halfway point of each stage. You can either refill your bottle there or drop your bottle to the info tent at the start line and they will take it to the water point for you. (Bottles must be dropped by 8.30am stages 1 & 4 and 7:30am stages 2 & 3 and must be labeled with your name and race number).

The water points on course will have the following available:

  • Water
  • Bottle Drop collection
  • KODA Electrolyte tabs
  • Lollies
  • Fruit
  • Radio communications to HQ

The water points will be found on the below KM markers:

  • Stage 1 – 21km
  • Stage 2 – 31km
  • Stage 3 – 25km
  • Stage 4 – 20km


The Cape to Cape uses an advanced electronic timing system that provides all competitors with an accurate race time based on when they cross that Start and Finish lines. Your timing chips is on the back of your race plate. Please be mindful of this when cleaning your bike. 



The Cape to Cape has been designed for riders of all abilities that are looking to challenge themselves. As a result our objective is to keep all riders in the event for as long as it is possible but without compromising the safety of other riders or members of the event team.

The Race Manager will monitor the pace of each group with an expectation that all riders can maintain a minimum speed of 10 – 12 kmh so that they can complete the course within the allotted time limit. Failure to do so will mean that riders, at the discretion of the Race Director, can be diverted onto a shorter route to the finish.

Time Penalties – the Race Director has the ability to apply a time penalty to any rider that is found to have not complied with any of the following rules;

  • Failing to dismount at a marked dismount point or comply with the road rules.
  • Littering or careless disposal of ties on course.
  • Offensive language or antisocial behaviour that negatively impacts the ride experience of another competitor.

Stage 1
Riders who have not reached the Telstra Tower Loop (26.5km marker on course) by 11.45am sharp will be redirected cutting off 3.5km off the course and be penalised by 30 mins (this will be added to their finish time).

Handcyclists - No Redirection

Stage 2

No diversion

Handcyclists - No Redirection

Stage 3

No diversion

Handcyclists - No Redirection

Stage 4

No diversion

Handcyclists - Bottom of Wise Winery, Fire trail through Meelup/Dunsborough CC.  Complete first part of course until you enter the top of Meelup/Dunsborough Country Club.  Divert via Firey’sDeccent following the outer border of the county club before taking on the slalom and then re-joining the course at the Endicot Loop. This will give you a taste the trails and avoid the sticky bits or rock drops through the country club.