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2017 ‘Week After Cycle Tour’ (WACT) Ride

Event Date
102 km
Event starting times
Prize giving/cut off
Malmesbury show grounds
Rozanne Dreyer
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(021) 671-6340
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The event:    "Week After Cycle Tour" (WACT) Ride
The date:      Sunday 19 March 2017
The venue:     Malmesbury show grounds, Voortrekker Road

Registration: From 05h30
Start time:        07h00   



Registration will take place on the morning of the event, where you must collect your event entry sticker.

Late entries at R250 will be also available at registration on the morning from 05h30.

  • PPA Members: Please bring along and wear your 2016-2017 PPA seeded number. If you have not already collected the number already, you can collect it at registration together with your event entry sticker. Please note that no reseedings can be done at registration, unless pre-arranged with the PPA Office during the week.

Please place your event sticker securely in the dedicated area in the bottom left-hand corner of the PPA funride number (you won’t be able to enter the start chutes without it).

  • Non-Members: Participants who are not PPA members will receive a temporary seeded number valid for the day, based on your results on the Racetec system. This can be collected at registration along with your event sticker, which must be firmly attached to the bottom left of your seeded number.

Can I ride with a friend?: Please line-up in the start chute corresponding to the prefix on your race number. If you wish to ride with a friend(s), you are welcome to do so, provided you start with the lowest-seeded rider (in other words a rider with a “F” seeding can start with a friend with a “P” seeding, but not the other way round).

Registration dates and times

Sunday 19 March 2017

Malmesbury Showgrounds, Voortrekker Road (near the top of the hill)



“A”-seeded riders start ahead of “Z”-seeded riders. Tandems will start ahead of “C” in a tandem start group in all distances. Tandems are also welcome to start in the seeded group of the lowest-seeded tandem rider, if they prefer to start with the bunches.

Cyclists will be disqualified for starting above their seeded group. Your time will not be adjusted if you arrive late for your group’s start.


From Cape Town take the N7 towards Malmesbury. Take the exit onto the R45, merge onto the R45 and the venue will be on the left, in Voortrekker road near the top of the hill. If you use GPS, please enter “CPM Private School, Malmesbury” - the school is on the festival grounds.

GPS Co-ordinates: -33.444874°, 018.722468°

You can also follow this link:,18.7202793,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x1dcce0cf0e47c835:0x61f9cbeca72fd6d1!8m2!3d-33.444874!4d18.722468


Start:    The 102 km will start from 07h00 at 2-3 minute intervals. Groups will be sized on the day.

Cut-offs:   The following cut-offs will be enforced along the route:

@ Water Point 2 @ 10h30

@ Water Point 3 @ 11h30

If you reach any of these points after the cut-off times, you will not be allowed to continue as an official participant.

Cut-off at the finish line:   12h30


102 km route:

@ 27,2 km - On the side of the road on the R44 (Powerade and water)

@ 57,6 km - After the Wellington Malmesbury 4-way stop (Coke and water)

@ 81,6 km  - At the Picnic lay-bye on the R45 (Coke and water)

Please carry two water bottles with you at all times and fill up at the water points so that you always have more than enough water with you. Some bananas and jelly babies will be available at the water points.


All dressed up and nowhere to go? Join us for the 'WACT' Ride!

We are so sorry that things did not work out for the 2017 Cycle Tour yesterday, but applaud the decision by the organisers to put the safety of the participants first. But should you let the fitness you’ve worked so hard to build up for the Cycle Tour, go to waste?

We have a solution for you: Join us on Sunday 19 March 2017 in Malmesbury for the 102 km  WACT Ride (Week After Cycle Tour ride ).

And even better news: If you had entered the Cycle Tour, we’ll give you a R50 discount on the WACT entry fee, in order to help you where we can.

Originally we were going to organise the ‘Cyclosportif #1’ on this date, but there was not a lot of enthusiasm prior to the Cycle Tour and the event was therefore postponed.

Since the weekend, however, the emails have not stopped coming in from riders now looking for a ride. So we’ve reapplied for event permissions and tweaked the event logistics to make the entry fee as low as possible, cutting out medals and the planned light meal, in order to bring you a fab and affordable 102 km ride! (Timing, medics, marshals, traffic officials and all the other logistics will be in place, though.)

The long-term weather forecast is for a hot day (30 degrees after lunch), but for a gentle breeze of 4 m/s from the south-southeast from 08h00-14h00 – so no Cycle Tour gale-force 🙂 

Online entries will stay open until 22h00 on Thursday 16 March. Late entries (at R250) will be taken at the event, from 06h00.

The event:    "Week After Cycle Tour" (WACT) Ride
The date:      Sunday 19 March 2017
The venue:     Malmesbury show grounds, Voortrekker Road
The time:        07h00   
The route:      102 km, from Malmesbury to Hermon, Wellington and Voorpaardeberg
The entry fee:   Online pre-entries: R200 for riders who had entered the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour; R250 for those who had not.
                               Late entry fee of R250 on the day. *Due to the Cycle Tour having been cancelled, for this event there will be one entry fee for PPA members and non-members.

Please remember your PPA road funride number and Racetec timing chip.


From the Malmesbury show grounds, cyclists will make their way out towards Riebeeck-Kasteel, with a long and steady climb up the back of Botmaskloof. Then it's a flat section to Hermon, before turning onto the undulating R44 towards Wellington. You'll then tackle another undulating section through Voorpaardeberg before turning left onto the R45 to head back to Malmesbury.

The distance measured by car is 102 km.