13 February 2021

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. 

Gert Heynes won the 99km men’s event in a time of 2:39:16. Heynes also won the coveted King of the Mountain prize. Anriëtte Schoeman retained her title as winner of the ladies 99km in a time of 2:48:59.   Alessandra Keller from Switzerland took second place.   Conditions were ideal on race day with cool temperatures and little wind; a fantastic race was enjoyed by all. Melius Wiedeman, one of the founders of the race, opened the race winner’s prize giving with some heart-warming memories about the 99er’s rich history.  

The inaugural Schools Team Team event was won by El Shaddai Christian School. DF Malan High School took second place, followed by Fairmont High School in third place.

The main lucky draw prize giving at this year’s WeBenefit 99er Cycle Tour had R100 000 worth oof great prizes up for grabs, which included 3 Giant bicycles, a gym contract from by Go Health and 3  helicopter flips from Cape Town Helicopters.

Morne Vorster, Chairman of the Race Organizing Committee said: “We celebrated our 20th race on Saturday with another successful event, enjoyed thoroughly by all the participants. We are humbled by all the positive feedback and we will strive to make Cape Town’s third largest cycle race even better next year. A big thank you must go out to all our sponsors, event partners, volunteers and the broader Durbanville community for supporting us and making the 99er Cycle Tour possible.”

A special thank you to Tracey and Graham Jones from Amandla Construction for the generous donation of signage used on the route, helping ensure safe passage for our cyclists during the race. 

 Gryphon Radio 104 D'Ville Cyclery City of Cape Town