Eager cyclists waiting to enter the 2017 Coronation Double Century team cycle event will be pleased to know that the new three-tiered entry process for the 25th Coronation Double Century will kick off on Thursday, 10 August 2017.
Cyclists will have three opportunities to enter this very popular event. Details are as follows:
- Tier 1 – PPA Entries: As owners and founders of the event, the Pedal Power Association (PPA) have secured 40 Team Entries for fully paid-up PPA members at a cost of R9 200 per Team Entry. These entries will become available on Thursday, 10 August @ 1pm (fastest fingers first). Once the entrants’ PPA membership status has been vetted, written confirmation of successful entry will be sent to the teams that have secured one of these entries and there will then be a 24 hour period within which payment must be made. To enter a team, please click here
- If you are not yet a paid-up PPA member, please click here to renew/join now
*Development Team Entries: Note: An additional five Team Entries will be allocated to development clubs registered with PPA, for which teams may apply to PPA as per the same procedure as previous years.
- Tier 2 – Corporate Entries: Corporates that would like to secure a Team Entry at the cost of R12 000 per team (80 Team Entries available) should be ready to enter on Monday, 14 August @ 1pm. Notification of successful entry will be sent out in writing within 24 hours – the Corporate will then have a further 24 hours to make payment. To enter please see http://www.coronationdc.co.za
- Tier 3 – General Entries: These entries will be available at a cost of R9 200 per team (100 Team Entries available) on Thursday, 17 August @ 1pm. Successful entrants will be notified within 24 hours and will then have 24 hours to pay for their Team Entry. To enter please see http://www.coronationdc.co.za
The 25th Coronation Double Century will take place in Swellendam on Saturday, 25 November 2017 when 250 teams of up to 12 riders each will cycle the spectacular traditional 202km around the Overberg.
“While every effort is made to ensure that the event remains an affordable, safe and enjoyable experience, the cost of running events over large distances are sometimes difficult to contain; we do however believe that the values offered in the new three-tiered entry format will continue to offer riders excellent value for money, and most importantly a wonderful and safe cycling experience with team mates,” said a member of the organising committee.
David Bellairs, a director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust (CTCTT), advises that road works are still underway along the route and a neutral zone will be implemented again this year. Bellairs advises that those wishing to participate in the 25th Coronation Double Century will need to accept the conditions under which the 2017 event will be held, including the extended neutral zone.
Cyclists applying for Corporate and General Entries will need to log on by visiting the Coronation Double Century website www.coronationdc.co.za. It is advisable to have the following information handy: Team name and then the Team Captain’s details should be updated on the system.
The organisers have urged potential entrants to follow the event’s social media platforms via Facebook (www.facebook.com/CoronationDC) and Twitter (@TheCoronationDC) for updates during the entry process.
The Coronation Double Century is a Pedal Power Association event organised by the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust on their behalf. For event-related queries, please contact the Events Office on 087 820 7223 during office hours.