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WeBenift

9 February 2019

The 99er Cycle Tour 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 fundraising 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 2019 event will be the 21st 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 climb of Vissershok provides a great challenge and once a cyclist has conquered this hill 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 2018 indicated very high levels of satisfaction with the 99er. Satisfaction with the event was measured at 87% and almost all aspects evaluated received average scores of 4 or higher out of 5.

Here are some comments about the race:

“Excellent race and well organised”

“Always the best-organized event of the year”

“Look forward to it every year”

“Keep on doing what you are doing!”

“It's an excellent, well-organised race which I come back to year after year!”

“Lucky draw prizes always a big drawcard”

“Nice route and perfect preparation for Cape Town Cycle Tour”

“Loved the bananas at the start and the massage at the end!”

 

Cyclists from all over Cape Town made their way to Durbanville on Saturday for the 20th  WeBenefit 99er Cycle Tour. The event is the third largest cycle race in the Western Cape and is organised and hosted by El Shaddai Christian School in Durbanville.