8 February 2020

Road Race begins in

Close on 3000 cyclists from all over Cape Town made their way to Durbanville on Saturday 9 February 2019 for the 21st We Benefit 99er Cycle Tour.

Craig Boyes won the 102km men’s event in a time of 2:28:52. Vuyo Mavuya won the coveted King of the Mountain prize. Cherise Willeit won the ladies 102km in a time of 2:45:27. Conditions were ideal on race day, starting off with cool temperatures and little wind. A fantastic race was enjoyed by all and riders loved the shortened climb on Odendaal street at the finish.

Morne Vorster, Chairman of the Race Organizing Committee said: “We are grateful to have hosted another and indeed our 21st 99er Cycle Tour. The positive feedback received from cyclists is humbling and we will strive to do even better next year. Thank you to all those who made the day possible: the Durbanville community, volunteers, sponsors and all the participants. We appreciate you. See you in 2020!”

Well loved!

The We Benefit 99er Cycle Tour is the third largest race in the Western Cape and is a favourite on the cycling calendar. A survey after the race in 2018 showed very high levels of satisfaction with the event. Overall satisfaction was 87% and the top scoring aspects evaluated were ease of online entry and clarity of information about the race.

This is what some cyclists had to say…

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

“Always the best-organized event of the year”

“Lucky draw prizes always a big drawcard”

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

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

“Look forward to it every year”



Get Ready For Cape Town Cycle Tour!

The We Benefit 99er Cycle Tour is an Official Premier Seeding event for The Cape Town Cycle Tour. The 99er is an excellent preparation event for The Cape Town Cycle Tour, which takes place a month later. The 99er’s legendary climb of Vissershok provides a great challenge and once you have conquered it anything is possible! In 2019 the climb at the finish on Odendaal Street was shortened! And all the cyclists went Phew!

Fundraising For A School!

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 in the form of parents, staff, pupils, alumni and past parents involved on race day. In 2018, close to R44 000 and 800 race t-shirts were donated to the charities supported by race.


Lucky Draw Give Away’s!

The We Benefit 99er Cycle Tour is well known for its fantastic lucky draw prizes! The main lucky draw prize giving at the 2019 We Benefit 99er Cycle Tour had R100 000 worth of great prizes up for grabs, which included 3 bicycles from Giant Durbanville worth R65 000 and over 21 hampers, ranging in value from R900 – R3000.

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