9 February 2019

Go Health

Road Race started

Route Distances:

  • Long route = 102km
  • Short route = 57km 

Race Timing:

  • Start time for 102km = 06h00
  • Start time for 57km = 07h30
  • Mid race cut off time = 10h45
  • Mid race cut off location = Adderley Road (M58) & Philadelphia Road (R304) T-junction
  • Race cut off time = 12h30

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.  1.6km 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).  Potholes on Vissershok Road (M48) will be suitably repaired for cycling conditions.