Event Cost: R250-R390
Location: Durbanville Race Course, Durbanville
Distance: 99km and 61km
Enter Online close at 23:59 on 29 January 2018 (discounted early entry fee). Enter Online for seeding close at 23:59 on 5 February 2018. Seeding and entry into race subject to availability. Late entries can be done at Number Collection points on 8 and 9 February 2017 or on race day (please note higher entry fee). Please note that late entries at collection points/on race day will not be seeded. All enquiries regarding entries or seeding to be directed to Cycle Events call centre on 0878204210 or email@example.com. The 99km route is an Official Premier Seeding Event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019.
Start time for 99 km: 06:00
Cyclists leave Durbanville Racecourse and follow a quiet route through Durbanville to exit via the Wellington / Klipheuwel Road (R302).
Shortly after leaving the greater Durbanville area, cyclists turn right onto the Lichtenburg Road (R312), pass Fisantekraal and cross the R312/R304 “fruit sellers” 4-way stop.
The R312 gradually climbs to the R44 where cyclists turn left towards Wellington and left again at the Windmeul Winery onto the Vryguns / Voor-Paardeberg Road. This scenic route takes cyclists through the local farming community, past the Boland Agricultural School and Perdeberg Winery.
Route change: Cyclists turn left onto the newly tarred Slent Road, continue straight over the Malmesbury – Stellenbosch Road and pass the Klipheuwel silos.
Turn right onto the Philadelphia Road (R304), cycle the rolling hills past the Adderley Road (M58) turnoff and over the single lane bridge.
Route change: Continue through Philadelphia town all the way to the N7 interchange. Turn right onto the onramp towards Cape Town (circle back over the R304) and follow the N7 (caution, keep to the left as far as possible) with assistance from Provincial Traffic. Following beautiful views of Table Mountain, be careful on that fast downhill section to the N7 bridge, which is also the lowest point of the race.
Turn left onto Vissershok Road (M48). Cross the Malanshoogte / Contermanskloof 4-way stop 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 climb up to the finish, followed by a 2 km neutral zone back to the Race Course.
61km Route Description
Start time for 61 km: 07:30
Cyclists follow the 99km route up to the Lichtenburg Road (R312) turnoff, at which point the 61km route continues straight on the Klipheuwel Road (R302).
At the Philadelphia Road turn-off (Klipheuwel), cyclists turn left onto the R304 to join the 99km route from there to the finish.
The 99km route is an Official Premier Seeding Event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019.
In February 2018 the 99er takes place for the 20th time! We have come a long way since our humble beginnings in 1999! Those were the days when the race started and finished at El Shaddai Christian School!
Over the years we have had rainy races, sunny races and windy races but each race has had a wonderful atmosphere and has been well supported! We extend a big thank you to each and every rider who has participated in the 99er over the past 19 years!
We are very excited and proud to announce that We Benefit will be the main sponsor of The 99er Cycle Tour for the next 3 years! There are some exciting things in the pipeline with We Benefit…..so keep an eye on this space! Take a look at what We Benefit is all about and how you can benefit!