Cycle Tour

February 2018


The 99er Cycle Tour and MTB Challenge first took place in 1999. The inaugural event was 99km long and so the name “The 99er” was born. The race is organized and hosted by the El Shaddai Christian School in Durbanville and the event is the main fund raising activity for the school.  There are over 350 volunteers from the school in the form of parents, staff, pupils, alumni and past parents involved on race day.

The 2017 event will be the 19th time that the race is being held.

Since 2003, the 99er Cycle Race has been an Official Premier Seeding event for The Cape Town Cycle Tour (affectionately called “The Argus” by cyclists). There are only 4 road events in the Western Cape that have this prestigious status.  

The 99er Cycle Tour takes place a month before The Cape Town Cycle Tour, and is an excellent preparation race for the world famous event. 
The 99er’s legendary climbs of Vissershok and Odendaal provide a great challenge and once a cyclist has conquered these hills anything is possible!

The 99er Cycle Tour has been the third largest cycle race in the Western Cape for many years.

The event is very well organized and has received numerous awards over the years.
Feedback from a post-race survey in 2014 indicated very high levels of satisfaction with the 99er. Satisfaction with the event was measured at 80% and almost all aspects evaluated received average scores of 8 or higher out of 10. 
Here are some comments about the race:

"Was a wonderful experience...tough but wonderful"

"The best organised ride this year - thanks"

"All I want to say is that I was super impressed with the friendliness and support from the marshals"


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 The 99er MTB Challenge took place on Saturday, 9 April 2016. This popular event was well supported, with over 1000 cyclists taking part, setting a new record for the number of MTB entries!

The 99er MTB Challenge included a 45km, 25km and 12km MTB race and a Kiddies Bike Ride. The race took place on the wine farms of Durbanville, including Altydgedacht, Bloemendal, Hillcrest, Contermanskloof, Morgenster and Ntida. Both the 45km and 25km routes were challenging but enjoyable and tested the riders’ skill and ability. Conditions were good on race day and a great race was enjoyed by all.

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