Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge 2013

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Date: 17 November 2013
Event Cost: R320
Distance: 95km


Official seeding event for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour

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REGISTRATION Coca-Cola Dome, Northgate, Thursday 14 November, from 09h00 – 18h00, Friday 15 November, from 09h00 – 20h00, or Saturday 16 November, from 08h00 – 15h00

Cost: R320

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Organised by: Race Office
Phone: 011 017 2700

30 Ratings on “Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge 2013”

  1. Gavin Gilbert November 18, 2013 at 8:15 am #
    Gavin Gilbert's rating:

    Superb event, well organized, seems to be getting better every year, spectator support also getting better!

  2. LR Viljoen November 18, 2013 at 8:18 am #
    LR Viljoen's rating:

    Best organized race of them all!

  3. Shaun Lessing November 18, 2013 at 8:23 am #
    Shaun Lessing's rating:

    WOW what a Ride!

  4. Brendan Oberholzer November 18, 2013 at 8:26 am #
    Brendan Oberholzer's rating:

    Great race, well organized. Awesome Vibe!

  5. Engela November 18, 2013 at 8:43 am #
    Engela's rating:

    Awesome vibe! Was my first, did it on MTB with knoblies – never again. Next year on road bike.

  6. andre vallentgoed November 18, 2013 at 8:52 am #
    andre vallentgoed's rating:

    Good race. No spectators allowed near the start is kinda poor. Parramedics need to be better trained as well. But overall a decent event

  7. Geoffrey Stokker November 18, 2013 at 9:32 am #
    Geoffrey Stokker's rating:

    Excellent and tough race. Everyone was going on about the N14 before the race, but it’s really the hills after the N14 which were the real killers coupled with the heat.

    From an organization point of view, the only “complaint” is that I felt that some of the water points were poorly placed, like the first one halfway through an ascent. You have a bit of momentum and the water point comes along and everyone in front of you just brakes no matter where they are on the road to get to the water point. After that, it’s trying to squeeze past the masses and just slog through the rest of the ascent.

  8. Gregg McQuarrie November 18, 2013 at 5:43 pm #
    Gregg McQuarrie's rating:

    Great event, Well organized as always. Our road surfaces are in Very poor condition though. Any improvement there will improve safety & enjoyment!! Keep up the great work.

  9. Lucas Smith November 18, 2013 at 7:22 pm #
    Lucas Smith's rating:

    Super event. Well organized. Most probably the best around. Not too much to complain about….except – very far for family and friends to walk if they wish to join you at the end. The slippery and narrow bridge to Allandale parking was terrible. Need more bridges or walk way along the river side of the finish straight. Overall, well done

  10. Christiaan November 19, 2013 at 12:32 am #
    Christiaan's rating:

    Excelent race. Must train to enjoy it. Agree with fellow cyclist, maybe make the bridge double the width. At waterpoints, make a lane were those that don’t want to stop can pass through instead of navigating through the ones that stop. A real must do for any cyclist. Thank you, did enjoy

  11. aslam watson November 19, 2013 at 10:21 am #
    aslam watson's rating:

    what an event …..bought a decent bike …did not get more than 20 kms practise time …
    made it to 80 kms and just missed the cut off ……next year ,,,,,

  12. Peter November 19, 2013 at 1:10 pm #
    Peter's rating:

    Once again, great race, well organized and will be back for number 12 next year

  13. John November 19, 2013 at 2:19 pm #
    John's rating:

    Great day, well organised and well presented. Could find no fault with race day organisation. only issues i have are the “pre” race things – very poor “goodie bags” – getting worse every year, and merchandise available for purchase is not great quality and very expensive. for such a great event, this could be improved, but overall experience – GREAT!

  14. Henco November 19, 2013 at 2:24 pm #
    Henco's rating:

    Awesome race!! My first sub 3!!! As always the best organised event.

    The only complaint is the late comers that squeeze pass you to get to their starting bunch. There should be a cut off time, like 15 minutes. If your’e not in the starting group 15 min before the start, then you should fall in the group behind.

    Agree about the road surface at some places.

  15. FRancois van Wyk November 19, 2013 at 2:35 pm #
    FRancois van Wyk's rating:

    Fantastic – 11 in a row done & dusted. Must agree with others regarding water points – there are enough but can be a little better organised. Also supporters struggle to get to start/finish area. Not sure how this can be improved though. Lastly – the medal is not much compared to some other events, maybe it can feature some of the landmarks of Jhb (different one every year).

    Overall hats off to everyone involved, its a massive task, thank you and well done!!!!

  16. Francois van Wyk November 19, 2013 at 2:37 pm #
    Francois van Wyk's rating:

    Additional point – better control at the start to ensure everyone’s in the correct pen. I see a number of riders every year without numbers who just sneak in for the ride without entering! This is annoying, and marshalls should eliminate this at the start.

  17. Laetitia November 19, 2013 at 2:49 pm #
    Laetitia's rating:

    Fantastic race, I will be back next year.

  18. Jane le Roux November 19, 2013 at 2:53 pm #
    Jane le Roux's rating:

    Tough, tough tough! Great day and great race but…. quite a few glitches. Maybe getting a bit out of hand logistically? Paid for a wet bag & never got it, OFM goodie bags were amazing surely Jozie can do better, traffic jams especially going out for cars and humans!! Also I think all charity groups should start after the licenced guys. The racing Jnrs & u/16s battled to get past the shiny black clad guys who used up the whole road & wouldn’t give way leaving some of the youngsters having to go the gravel route & risking punctures! For us middle speed riders the end is OK but I also think for the faster guys finishing in bunches the finish is rather dangerous. Spectators & music along the route was wonderful!

  19. Ian November 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm #
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    Great race as always, getting a bit full now though and the water points were very crowded so did not allows for a clear path past. still a great way to spend a Sunday with 30,000 like minded individuals…

  20. Mpho November 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm #
    Mpho's rating:

    First time doing the 94.7, and it was tough, but overal it was a fantastic event and well orgainsed, only issue is the water points especially the one turning into Wittkoppen it was sort of Bottleneck(EMS passing on the right and faster riders in the middle between riders and waterpoint) Definetely coming back next year.. Greart organisation…

  21. Amanda November 19, 2013 at 6:06 pm #
    Amanda's rating:

    Thank you to the event organizers! Tough race, great fun and a huge privilege. Goodie bag not much use.

  22. stephan November 19, 2013 at 8:11 pm #
    stephan's rating:

    Awesome race

  23. Maxine Purchase November 20, 2013 at 7:29 am #
    Maxine Purchase's rating:

    A few points that should be addressed;
    1. having to pay for parking at the Expo – very annoying
    2. Goodie bags definitely dropping in standard
    3. Walk-ways very conjested – need to double these up
    4. Medals definitely need to be addressed. This is one of the biggest races in the calendar and we get miserable pieces of metal

    Overall well organised. Great marshalling. Roll on 2014

  24. Ian Barnard November 20, 2013 at 8:23 am #
    Ian Barnard's rating:

    This was again the best organised race of the year. What an experience to race/ride through Jozie! A must do event on any cyclists calendar.

  25. Gerhard Engelbrecht November 20, 2013 at 8:45 am #
    Gerhard Engelbrecht's rating:

    Number 9 looking for number 10.

    The seeding is still a problem , would like to start in age group next year.
    Well done to Tanya Harford for organising it for the 17 th time all traffic free

  26. Renée Erasmus November 20, 2013 at 2:35 pm #
    Renée Erasmus's rating:

    I did the 94.7 for my first time this year and finished it as well. It’s a wonderful experience against all my other races I’ve done so far. I loved the vibe on the roads with the music at each water point. This was a tough race and the temperature was hectic, very tiring through the afternoon. The organizing of the event was well planned with very helpful officials along the routes. Keep it up!!!

  27. Francois Labuschagne November 25, 2013 at 10:15 pm #
    Francois Labuschagne's rating:

    did my first 94.7 and finished . It was great doing it with my son (both first timers) well organised and I enjoyed the vibe. The hills on the last 10km were killers. The heat was terrible and certainly posed a challenge

  28. Lynette February 10, 2014 at 12:32 pm #
    Lynette's rating:

    WOW! My first 94.7 done on a MTB. I will now have to get a road bicycle and continue with this well organised event. Well done to everyone involved. Proudly South African on this one!

  29. John Snow June 6, 2014 at 12:33 pm #
    John Snow's rating:

    Good race and great vibe.

  30. David November 16, 2015 at 10:02 am #
    David's rating:

    Very well run race with excellent vibe and care for bikers. The problem is the injustice to novices,particularly those a bit long in the tooth. Leaving late,as we tend to have to lessens our chances of completing the race. This is grossly unfair. You are able to tag individual times so why not haul off EVERYONE who does not meet the cut-off target individually. It’s ridiculous that a stronger younger rider can have as much as an hour’s headstart on an older novice rider and thus have a much better chance of completing the race in time. It’s a huge let down to be told to go home when you actually may have performed better than those who started earlier and who are allowed to finish. This injustice really needs to be fixed if the results are to have much meaning .

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