Cape Town Cycle Tour 2016 bike transport procedures

You’ve been training hard for the next race, and now is the time to make sure it all pays off. Here are the special processes to follow to ensure your bike gets there safely and on time for the big day and back!

Here’s how to get your bike to Cape Town and back safely & timeously


Bike handling fee

R350 incl. vat
per bike, per flight
To book

call 0861 KULULA (585852)
daily between 7am-7pm to pay the bike handling fee

the bike handling fee before your flight departure or bike drop-off date (credit card payments only)

Once payment has been received, your bike handling fee receipt will be emailed to you and this will serve as proof of payment and must be presented when dropping off your bike. Scroll down further below to download the bike transport procedures for the relevant airport.

At bike drop-off or collection, you must produce your:

  • flight booking confirmation or reference number
  • bike handling fee receipt received via email
  • valid proof of identity (your ID, Passport or driver’s licence)
  • depending on the airport, you will receive a waybill and/or a limited release tag. Keep both as proof of bike drop-off
  • the above needs to be presented upon collection of your bike

We know you love your precious bike, so in case of any mishaps, make sure your bike is insured. Leave early for the airport to allow enough time to drop your bike off at the cargo station. Please drop your bike off between 22 February and 04 March 2016 between 8am and 6pm.


  • Collect your bike between 8 March and 19 March 2015 (depending on the airport you’re collecting it from); 8am and 6pm
  • Please allow 2-3 days for us to get your bike home once you dropped it off at the airport. Contact your relevant pick-up cargo station (numbers provided in the procedures document below) before collecting your bike

How to pack your bike

To ensure that your bike is delivered in perfect condition, please take special note of the following packing procedures:

  • Please do not lock or seal your bicycle box or bag until after you have checked in to ensure that your bike bag or box can be accessed for security checks prior to acceptance
  • The seat must be fully lowered
  • Turn the handlebars parallel to the frame
  • Leave the front wheel attached
  • Remove or turn the pedals inwards
  • Deflate your tyres (please do not inflate with nitrogen as they will not be accepted for carriage on the flight
  • Your bike must be placed in a bike bag or box, or wrapped in bubble wrap (available for sale from BidAir Cargo)

Check in the following:

  • Bicycle inflation pumps filled with division 2.2 Carbon Dioxide non-flammable gas will be accepted for transportation as checked baggage only. The maximum amount per customer is limited to four 16 grams cartridges. Cartridges larger than 16 grams will not be permitted for carriage. Please declare this when checking in for your flight
  • Wheel bags cannot be carried as hand luggage and need to be checked in as checked baggage. The standard checked baggage allowance will apply. Should an extra baggage fee need to be applied, you can either pay R290 online or R385 at the airport. Learn more on our baggage policy
  • Spare wheels need to be packed properly before they are checked in. At check-in, the spare wheels will be tagged with a limited release tag

You can carry the following in your hand baggage

  • Speedometers and any other electronic equipment removed from your bike. View our hand luggage allowances here

Did you know?

Non-compliance with the procedures will mean your bike will not be permitted for carriage
Under no circumstances will bikes be released to friends or family members

Click on the relevant link below to download the applicable bike transport procedures from your point of departure:

Should you be flying from East London or George International Airport, please call our Contact Centre on 0861 KULULA (585852) to make arrangements for the transportation of your bike.