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September 29 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Medihelp trapNET is an annual road cycle event that takes place at the iconic SuperSport Park, Centurion. The 95km route is an official seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour.
Moving the date from its original Winter time-slot to early Spring is just one of the enhancements made by the organisers to create a better experience for the event’s participants, who will explore the streets of Tshwane along the undulating route. Five top-quality refreshment stations along the route and finish village entertainment will maximise the experience for participants and their supporters alike, while the prize purse of R65 000 and prizes for all category winners add to the event’s appeal.
In an effort to establish the Medihelp trapNET as the crown jewel of the Tshwane region, the organisers are currently working closely with the City of Tshwane and Traffic Authorities to secure full road closure for the event. The event enjoyed 80% road closures in 2018, but achieving full road closures during a mass participation cycle race enhances the safety of all cyclists, while first-time participants benefit from cycling with more confidence in a controlled race environment.
After the event’s successful inaugural staging in 2018, Medihelp, kykNET and the City of Tshwane return as event partners for 2019. The event also recently secured the support of new sponsors, Twizza and Mango Airlines.
Improve Seeding At Major Cycling Events
The Medihelp trapNET is an important event on the race calendar for those cyclists hoping to improve their seeding in other major events.
The Medihelp trapNET is the final cycling event that can be used to improve cyclists’ seeding for the 947 Cycle Challenge, while the event is also an official seeding event of the 2020 Cape Town Cycle Tour.
Action Packed Race Weekend With Expo, Junior Race
In addition to the 95km challenge on Race Day, race weekend includes activities for the whole family. After collecting their race numbers at SuperSport Park on 27 and 28 September, participants and their families can linger a little longer and visit the race expo for the latest sports and healthy lifestyle merchandise.
Younger cyclists will also have the opportunity to show off their skills in the trapNET Junior Challenge on Saturday, 28 September, during which children can complete a one, two or three-lap course within the secure SuperSport Park precinct. Junior Challenge entries will open on 1 July.
The event proudly supports CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation, the only organisation in South Africa that provides comprehensive countrywide support for children with cancer, life-threatening blood disorders and their families.