After a very successful debut in 2022, the Velddrif 222 Velddrif returns. This circular route takes you inland from Velddrif to Piketberg before swinging north-west to Elandsbaai then south along the coast back to Velddrif. It’s a challenge! 222km with some serious climbs, giving you 1300m of ascent. You’d better start training soon!
The race will work on a handicap system with the slower riders starting first. Start times will be issued to participants once the entries are closed.
AND to spice things up, we are incorporating a club competition to the race. The combined times of the first 10 of your club members across the line will give you the reputation as the fastest, toughest club in the Cape! So get talking to your club mates and get entering. Ensure you have indicated your club during the registration process!
Line honours will go to the first person across the finish line and of course race honours to the rider with the fastest elapsed time overall! So plenty to race for.
Route and Elevation
The route is a circular one, starting and ending in Velddrif.
Categories and Seeding
WPCA officials will use previous race data to seed the start groups. Participants will be notified of their start group and time by email a few days before the race takes place.
Registration will take place on Saturday 24 June at the Riviera Hotel in Velddrif from 4pm until 7pm and again the following morning from 6am until 8:30am. Participants from the WP League races are to use their existing race numbers for this event but are still required to sign on at registration. People who have not been in any of our previous races will be issued race numbers at registration.
The start venue for the race is still to be confirmed however the cyclists will have a neutral zone from the start area to just in front of the Riviera Hotel, where the race will start. Participants will be heading towards Piketberg. Racing will start at this point.
There will be 3 feed zones on the route. The first one will be as you leave Piketberg on the left hand side of the road outside Q-Koel – a distance of 65km from the start.
The second feed zone will be at Redelinghuys, 126km into the race. Cyclists will need to turn into Redelinghuys from the race route to access this feed zone. We would encourage family and supporters to join in the fun at this point. City Cycling Club are hosting the feedzone and will have snack packs available for the riders.
The final feed zone will be at SaamStaan, on the way back to Velddrif. This zone is 188km into the race, 35km from the finish, and probably a necessary stop for a lot of people.
The finish line will be just outside Velddrif on the Dwarskersbos road.
Entries received and paid by 31 May 2023 will pay R222. All entries received after this date will cost R350. Early entries not paid by 31 May 2022 will be cancelled and participants will need to re-enter at normal price.
Entries will open in April 2023
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All entries close on 17 June 2022 at 19h00
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 epidemic, the organisers of the Western Province Road League reserve the right to cancel the race should circumstances dictate. If we cancel the race 7 or more days before the time (on or before 18 June 2023) we will refund those who have entered 60% of their race fee. Anytime after that, we will refund 30% of your entry fee. Alternatively, arrangements can be made with the registration team to carry the race fee over to the rescheduled event. Should you request a refund, when the rescheduled event is announced, you will be required to pay the full amount again.
Entrants who cancel their entries 7 or more days before the time (on or before 18 June 2023) will be refunded 30% of their entry fee. Cancellations in the 7 days prior to the event, or on the day itself, will not be refunded.
This event has been vetted and approved as a 94.7 seeding event
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