Gryphon 99er Cycle Tour

The Route

Route Map

Click on the Route Map to enlarge. Links to Garmin Connect to view and download (use 3 dots) GPS files.

Garmin 100km:
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/90867172

Garmin 51km:
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/90866579

Garmin 60km Trilogy:
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/235020928
(To download Garmin files, click on the 3 dots (. . .) to the bottom left of the screen and then click on download GPX or FIT file.)

51KM | 100KM

60KM TRILOGY CHALLENGE

100km Long Route

  • Cyclists leave Durbanville Racecourse to follow a quiet route through Durbanville and exit on Wellington / Klipheuwel Road (R302).
  • Shortly after Okavango intersection, turn right onto the Lichtenburg Road (R312), pass Fisantekraal, followed by a left turn at the R312/R304 “fruit sellers” 4-way intersection.
  • Follow the R304 in the direction towards Malmesbury. At the Klipheuwel intersection (silos on the left) continue straight on the Malmesbury Road (R302). Shortly before Malmesbury town, take a left turn onto the Old Malmesbury Road towards Abbotsdale.
  • Continue through Kalbaskraal and enjoy the Old Malmesbury rolling hills up to Philadelphia Road (R304) T-junction after crossing over the single lane bridges. Take a left turn onto the R304, over the Philadelphia Road single lane bridge before turning right onto Adderley Road (M58) to return to Durbanville.
  • Cyclists will route through D’Urbanvale (Mosselbank River Avenue), Vissershok Road and up Odendaal Street for the last 400m climb to the finish before Pienaar Street, followed by a 2.5 km neutral zone back to the Racecourse venue.

51km Short Route

  • Cyclists follow the 100km route up to the R304 / R302 intersection (Klipheuwel silos), at which point the 51km route turns left, passes the Klipheuwel silos (on the right) followed by a right turn onto Philadelphia Road (R304).
  • At the Adderley Road (M58) intersection, 51km cyclists turn left to join up with the 100km route from there all the way to the finish on Odendaal Street.

Green Jersey Sprint

  • First cyclist over the line on the crest after Riverside Forest turnoff, +-74km on the long route. Km to go signage will be provided on the short climb from dip to crest.

Trilogy Challenge – 60km Route

  • Please note that you need to be an experienced MTB or Gravel rider to participate in this event, as you will be crossing 14 A-frames and there are technical sections.
  • Depart from the Durbanville racecourse and experience a few twists and turns as you ride through suburbia to Wellington Road on lovely smooth tar. At the 13.9km mark you will turn sharp left onto the 1st gravel section. Just after the farm gate you will be riding through
    farmlands flanked by occasionally cows and acres of wheat. You can put the hammer down on this section using your gravel skills up to the 18.3km mark where you turn sharp left and join the road for 7km of tarred bliss.
  • At the 27km point you will reach the longest gravel section of Occultdale Road. This section will test your gravel skills as you have 6km of dusty, corrugated road to consume. At the 33km mark you take gentle left and revert to tar road again. Prepare for 2km of 4% average grade climbing.
  • At the 35km mark it gets more technical when you will move onto single track. 13km of varied terrain with 14 A-Frames crossings to get from one farm to another. There are various places where the terrain changes from single to jeep track so you can overtake on these sections. Here you will pass beautiful farm lands with cows and horses and take time to take in the stunning view of the massive new dam at the 45km mark.
  • At 48km you will leave the single track and take a right turn back onto the last gravel section for 6km, the famed Spes Bona road. A few right and left turns with corrugations and the odd climb make this section challenging. At 54km you join the tar road again and you are now ready for the 6km sprint to the finish line as you wind through the suburb of D’Urbanvale. Three big traffic circles to negotiate and at the 59km mark you get ready for the infamous climb on Odendaal Road. Only 400m in Odendaal to the finish line but an average gradient of 8% will see the true champion come out on top!

Start Times

Please check your race pack and final race instruction email for your start group and start time

100km Start: 06h00

60km Trilogy Start: 07h30

51km Start: 07h30

*Disclaimer: Times may change. Individual times will be sent out with your seeding confirmation emailer.

Group Start Times

PrefixRouteStart Time
$100km06:00
#100km06:05
%100km06:10
A100km06:15
B100km06:17
C100km06:19
D100km06:21
E100km06:23
F100km06:25
G100km06:27
H100km06:29
J100km06:31
K100km06:33
L100km06:35
N100km06:37
P100km06:39
Q100km06:41
R100km06:43
S100km06:45
T100km06:47
U100km06:49
V100km06:51
#S51km07:30
AS51km07:32
AG60km07:36
BG60km07:38
CG60km07:40
DG60km07:42
BS51km07:44
CS51km07:46
DS51km07:48
ES51km07:50
FS51km07:52
GS51km07:54
HS51km07:56

CUT-OFFS

  • 100km Route mid race cut-off (08h30):
    Cyclists reaching the R304 / R302 intersection (Klipheuwel silos) after 08h30 will be stopped and given the option to either change to the 51km route or be brought back to the event venue by the sweeping team.
  • 60km Route mid race cut-off (10h20):
    Cyclists reaching the Adderley(M58) / Malanshoogte Road intersection after 10h20 will be stopped and given the option to follow the remainder of the road race route back to the event venue or to be transported by the sweeping team.
  • Race cut-off (12h30):
    All marshalling & sweeping teams will be withdrawn from the 99er routes after 12h30, the official race cut-off time. Remaining cyclist will be encouraged to use the sweeping team for transport back to the event venue before 12h30.
LocationTimeDescription
Route Split08h30Long route cyclists reaching the R304 / R302 intersection (Klipheuwel silos) after 08h30 will be stopped and given the option to either change to the short route or to be returned to the event venue by the sweeping team.
Finish12h45All marshalling & sweeping teams will be withdrawn from the 99er routes after 12h45, the official cut-off time to finish. Cyclist will be encouraged to use the sweeping team for transport back to the event venue before 12h45.
Trilogy ChallengeTBCTBC

Entry Fee

Entry Fee

All entries received by Midnight, Monday, 5 Feb will be seeded prior to number collection. All entries received after from 6 Feb will be seeded at the time of number collection.

DistanceStandard Entry
(From 1 Dec to 31 Jan 2024)
Late Online Entry
(From 1 Feb 2024)
100kmR475R500
51kmR350R375
60km Trilogy Challenge (LIMITED to 350 riders)R410R435

Entry Fee

All entries received by Midnight, Monday, 5 Feb will be seeded prior to number collection. All entries received after from 6 Feb will be seeded at the time of number collection.

DistanceLate Entry Fees
(From 1 Feb 2024)
100kmR500
51kmR375
60km Trilogy Challenge (LIMITED to 350 riders)R435
  • Finish Time Disposable Chip: R20
  • Non-Cycling SA riders Day License: R50

Hydration Points

Long Route Hydration Points:

  1. 23km
  2. 43km
  3. 61km
  4. 80km
  5. 91km

Short Route Hydration:

  1. 23km
  2. 41km

60km Trilogy Route Hydration Points:

  1. 23km (overlap with road races)
  2. 35km (Satellite Point)
  3. 48km

Note: Locations may changes.

Registration & Number Collections

Registration & Number Collections

We can’t contain our excitement about having you join us for the Gryphon 99er, in association with Smile FM on 10 February 2024. To ensure your experience is as smooth as a freshly paved road, we’ve put together a simple guide to help you with registration and number collection.

Your journey starts here, and we’ve made it easy for you to collect your race pack. Simply head to one of the following locations:

VenueAddressDateTime
Kenilworth Race CourseRosmead Ave, Kenilworth Kenilworth Race Course Collection Point [map]
Location and flow map for registration
Thursday 8 February 202412:00 – 18:00
Durbanville Race CourseBowlers Ave, Durbanville Durbanville Race Course Collection Point [map]
Location and flow map for registration
Friday 9 February 202412:00 – 18:00
Durbanville Race CourseBowlers Ave, Durbanville Durbanville Race Course Collection Point [map]
Location and flow map for registration
Saturday 10 February 202404:30 – 08:00

Lucky Draw

Close to R100 000 of Lucky Draw prizes up for grab in this year’s Gryphon 99er Cycle Tour.

  • Your race number will have a double tear off strip.  You keep half and the other half is placed into the Lucky Draw Box at the Durbanville Racecourse!
  • The Lucky draw includes prizes worth up to R100 000 including three Titan Mountain bikes with the main prize being a Titan Racing Cypher RS Alloy Dash Worth R35 000.00!

Lucky Draw Rules:

  • Only cyclist that have entered the race will be eligible for the lucky draw prizes.
  • Cyclists must be present at the lucky draw in order to be eligible for a prize.
  • The Lucky Draw ticket number must be yours as entered and your identity may be verified against your entry.
  • The organisers reserves the right to refuse a prize to anyone who’s identy cannot be verified against his entry.

11h45 – Lucky Draw Box opens

12h55 – Lucky Draw starts