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2019 We Benefit 99er CYCLE TOUR

Event Date
2019-02-09
Distances
102 km; 57 km
Event starting times
102 km @ 06h00; 57 km @ 07h30
Prize giving/cut off
12h50 / 12h30
Venue
Durbanville Racecourse
Organizers
El Shaddai Christian School
Enquiries Phone Number:
087 820 4210
Entries close
2019-02-04
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2019 is the 21st time this popular race is taking place!

Exciting news is that the early entry fee on the 102km route has been lowered to that of 2017! In addition, the 57km and late entry fees are unchanged from 2018! Our way to say thank you for your support! Also, we have listened to you and the famous climb of Odendaal hill at the finish has been drastically shortened! The 102km race is an Official Premier Seeding Event of the Cape Town Cycle Tour. The We Benefit 99er Cycle Tour is great training ride to get your legs ready for Suikerbossie and is a highlight on the cycling calendar. A survey after the 2018 race showed very high satisfaction with the race and in the words of a rider….“The 99er is always the best organized event of the year.”

Enter by 28 January 2019 @ 23h00 and take advantage of the discounted early entry fee! You will also stand the chance of winning a hamper from Giant Durbanville, reimbursement of your entry fee and a 99er merchandise hamper! The total value of this fantastic prize is R4400! For details about the competition and all information about the race visit www.99er.co.za

The We Benefit 99er Cycle Tour will once again be having a special schools category team event in the 57km race! Prizes will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed school team. Teams will consist of 4 riders. There will also be a special prize for the school with the most entries.

You also have the unique opportunity with We Benefit to earn back your race entry fee! Visit The We Benefit 99er Cycle Tour promo page from more details! Enter The We Benefit 99er Cycle Tour now and don't miss out! 

As always there will be great infrastructure, medals and lucky draw prizes. Cyclists aged 12 years must be accompanied by a participating adult. Full event info on www.99er.co.za.

ENTRIES

28 Jan 2019 for early entries; 4 Feb 2019 seeded online entries. Late entry at registration according to availability. See web for more info. www.99er.co.za

102KM ROUTE DESCRIPTION

  • Cyclists leave Durbanville Racecourse and follow a quiet route through Durbanville to exit via Wellington / Klipheuwel Road (R302).
  • Shortly after Okavango intersection, cyclists turn right onto Lichtenburg Road (R312), pass Fisantekraal and cross the R312/R304 “fruit sellers” 4-way stop. The R312 climbs to the R44 where cyclists turn left towards Wellington.
  • Route change: Continue on the R44 past Windmeul Winery and Vryguns (Voor-Paardeberg) intersection. 6km Farther, turn left at the 2nd Voor-Paardeberg Road towards Perdeberg hill.  At the T-junction, cyclists turn left onto Slent Road, pass Paardeberg Correctional Services and cross Vryguns (1st Voor-Paardeberg) Road.
  • Cycle the newly tarred Slent Road, continue straight over the Malmesbury - Stellenbosch Road and pass the Klipheuwel silos.
  • Turn right onto Philadelphia Road (R304), cycle the rolling hills past Adderley Road (M58) intersection (Cut-off point) and over the single lane bridge.
  • Route change: 1.2km Farther, turn left onto Van Schoorsdrif (Old Malmesbury) road. Cycle the uphill, then downhill past the Ostrich ranch.
  • Turn left onto the N7 (keep left, traffic for 2.6km) and left again onto Vissershok Road (M48). Cross Malanshoogte / Contermanskloof 4-way intersection and face the challenging Vissershok climb, culminating with the King of the Mountain.
  • Continue past Meerendal and turn right into Odendaal Street for the last 400m climb to the new finish area before Pienaar Street, followed by a 2.5 km neutral zone back to the Race Course.

 57KM ROUTE DESCRIPTION

  • Cyclists follow the 102km route up to the Lichtenburg Road (R312) turnoff, at which point the 57km route continues straight on Klipheuwel Road (R302).
  • At the Philadelphia Road turn-off (Klipheuwel), cyclists turn left onto the R304 to join the 102km route from there to the finish.

ROAD CLOSURES & ROAD SURFACE CONDITIONS

  • Full road closure has been applied for the portion of Van Schoorsdrif (Old Malmesbury) Road (DR1111) from the R304 (Philidelphia Road) to the CTN Ostrich Ranch turn off. Marshals will provide cycling route around pothole areas where unable to repair.
  • Road closure has been applied for the portion of Vissershok Road (M48) from the N7 to Meerendal Wine Estate turn off (lane uphill from the N7). Pot holes on Vissershok Road (M48) will be suitably repaired for cycling conditions.

 RACE TIMING

  • Mid race cut off time = 10h45
  • Mid race cut off location = Adderley Road (M58) & Philadelphia Road (R304) T-junction
  • Race cut off time = 12h30

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE (ROAD)

From the N1, take the Durban Rd/Willie van Schoor Rd off-ramp and pass Tygervalley Centre towards Durbanville. Turn left into Tindale road. At the T-junction, turn left into Racecourse road. Pass the Durbanville Nature Reserve on your right; then follow the parking signs to the Durbanville Race Course. GPS: S:  33°50.27; E 18°38.24. See PPA website for interactive directions.

 

COSTS

 

Early

Close at 23:00 
on 28 January 2019

Late

Seeded Online entries close at 23:00 
on 4 February 2019

102km

R330

R390

57km

R240

R290

CSA Day Licenses

R35

R35

Late entries can be done at number collections or on race day. These entries are subject to availability and will not be seeded.