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12 February 2022

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Date: 12 February 2022
Venue: Durbanville Horse Racecourse
Event: 99er Cycle Tour – Road Race


Route Distances, Race Start and Cut-off Times

Route Distances Distance Race Start Time Race Cut-off Time
Long Route 103km 06h00* 12h30
Short Route 51km 07h40* 12h30
*In line with COVID 19 social distancing regulations, each cycling group will receive their own specific start time.


Mid-Race Safety Cut-off

  • Cyclists who have not reached the water point located on Philadephia Road R304 (Oortmanspost farm) by 11:30 will be stopped and brought back to the event venue by the sweeping team.

King of the Mountain

  • Crest of Vissershok Road (M48), 800m from Meerendal wine estate turn-off

Route Description – 103km Long Route

  • Cyclists leave the Durbanville Racecourse to follow the 99er cycling route over Tiekiedraai (Tygerberg Valley Road M13), turning right onto Contermanskloof Road and right again at the Vissershok & Malanshoogte 4-way intersection to face the challenging Vissershok climb, culminating with the King of the Mountain at the crest of Vissershok.
  • From here the route continues on Vissershok, through Durbanville to exit on Wellington / Klipheuwel Road (R302).
  • Shortly after Okavango intersection, turn right onto the 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.
  • Take a left turn at Windmeul Winery onto the Vryguns (Voor-Paardeberg) Road. This scenic route through the local farming community passes the Boland Agricultural School as well as Perdeberg Winery.
  • Cyclists then turn left onto the Slent Road and cross straight over the Malmesbury - Stellenbosch Road, making a right turn onto Philadelphia Road (R304) after passing the Klipheuwel silos.
  • Enjoy the rolling hills of Philadelphia road before turning left onto Adderley Road (M58) to return to Durbanville.
  • Cyclists will route through D’Urbanvale (Mosselbank River Avenue), Vissershok and up Odendaal Street for the last 400m climb to the finish area before Pienaar Street, followed by a 2.5 km neutral zone back to the Racecourse venue.

Route Description – 51km Short Route

  • Cyclists leave Durbanville Racecourse to join up with the 103km route at the Vissershok circle.
  • At the R312/R304 “fruit sellers” 4-way stop, the 51km cyclists turn left onto the R304 and left once again before the Klipheuwel silos to join up with the 103km route.
  • Cyclist follow the latter part of the 103km route from here all the way to the finish on Odendaal Street.

Road Closures

  • Road closure has been applied for and is applicable to the portion of Vissershok Road (M48) from the N7 to Meerendal Wine Estate turn off (lane uphill from the N7)

Road Surface Conditions

  • The City of Cape Town has been requested to repair pot holes on Vissershok Road (M48).

Click on the map to view
2022 RoadRace Map

Online Entries Close on 7 February 2022

Distance 

Early Online
Close at 23:59
on 31 January 2022

Late Online
Close at 23:59
on 7 February 2022

103km R370 R395
51km R270 R295
For information regarding refunds please refer to the race terms & conditions.

 

We are super excited to have you riding with us at the Gryphon 99er Cycle Tour on 12 February 2022.
Here is our simple guide to help make your registration and number collections smooth as possible.

Please note that race numbers MUST be collected before race day.

There will be no race number collection on race day.

The collection of race packs will be at the following places:

Venue Address Date Time
Kenilworth Race Course Rosmead Ave, Kenilworth  Kenilworth Race Course Collection Point [map] Thursday 10 February 2022 12:00 - 18:00
Durbanville Race Course Bowlers Ave, Durbanville  Durbanville Race Course Collection Point [map] Friday 11 February 2022 12:00 - 18:00

Practice proper social distancing at all times when collecting your race number.

Always wear your mask/buff to cover both your nose and mouth at the same time at the venue.

What you need to enter registration

Race Tec Chip, ID, Your Race Number, Proof of Vaccination or Negative Rapid Antigen Test

Fully Vaccinated?

To qualify as a fully vaccinated participant you must present proof of your vaccination status by way of your vaccination card or a printed copy thereof together with your ID. You are considered fully vaccinated if you have had 2 doses of the Pfizer vaccine (with the 2nd dose having been received a minimum of 7 days prior to the event) OR you have received 1 dose of the J&J vaccine (at least a minimum of 28 days before the event).

Not Fully Vaccinated?

In line with the guidelines laid down by Cycling South Africa (CSA), participants who are not considered fully vaccinated will need to return a Negative Rapid Antigen Test before they can collect their event number. This test can conveniently be done at our "Call Outs" testing facility which will be on-site at the number collection venues. PRE-BOOKING YOUR TEST SLOT ONLINE IS ADVISABLE. Test slots will be available between 12pm and 6pm on Thursday 10 February at Kenworth Racecourse and 12pm and 6pm on Friday 11 February at Durbanville Racecourse. Each test will be offered at a discounted R200 and can be paid for by card or cash. Limited walk-in will be accepted, and pre-bookings will take preference. Avoid waiting and - Book Now!

On arrival at the number collection venue please proceed to the "Callouts" station to sanitize and check your vaccination status or be tested. Once your vaccination status is confirmed you will receive an armband and proceed to collect your race number. Should you need to be tested it will be done and you will get a result via SMS within 15 minutes. You will need to show your negative result to a "Call Outs" official in order to get an armband and only then proceed to collect your race number.

Please note that no race numbers will be issued without the official armband.

Only participants collecting numbers for themselves, and others, will be allowed in the registration/ number collection area and the wearing of masks is mandatory at all times. We also ask that all participants practice social distancing while in the registration area. Please don't forget to collect your t-shirt if you have purchased one with your entry.



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