Steynsville Senior Secondary School in conjunction with BergRivier Municipality and The Sports Trust are hosting a road cycling race in the picturesque town of Piketberg.
The various distance categories will, as usual, head off towards Redelinghuys, head back and up the Versfeld Pass over a 103km distance!
The 50km route will head out to Eendekuil Road and will make a U Turn to race on the same road back to Piketberg. These races will not tackle the mountain pass.
There will also be a dedicated 30km paracycling event which will also head out on the Eendekuil Road.
The Open Category is free for all participants, but you have to enter online to qualify for the free entry!
The event does not form part of the WP Road Racing League 2019.
Registration and costs
|Category 1, 2, 3, Women and Para – Online entries (before Thursday midnight)||R200|
|Category 1, 2, 3, Women and Para – Late entries (on the day)||R300|
|Open Category – 50km race – Note: Online entry compulsory||Free|
Online entries received before midnight on THURSDAY 10 October 2019 will receive a discount of R100 per rider. After this time online entries will close and late registration will only be possible on the day at the event.
Course and distances
For adult and u/19 riders we will follow the same category classification as for the road league. Riders new to our events use their PPA seeding or age groups as a basis for selecting their category. See our guide here.
- Category 1 – 103 km
- Category 2 – 103 km
- Category 3 – 103 km
- Women – 103 km
- Open Category – 50 km
- Para Cyclists – 30 km
All scholars and youth riders are encouraged to take part in the Open Category.
The Category Races will be raced over an undulating 103 km course out towards Redelinghuys, riders will negotiate a U Turn in the road and return back on the same road towards Piketberg. Just before the outskirts of the Town, the race will turn right on the Versfeld Pass where a sprint prime will be contested before tacking a climb that won’t be out of place in a ‘Grand Tour’.
A Sprint and KOM competition will be held for Category 1 only. The sprint will be determined on the stretch prior to the turn to the pass, and the KOM at the top of the pass.
Schools Age Categories (50 kms) will race out to the Eendekuil Road and will make a U Turn to race on the same road back to Piketberg. These races will not tackle the Versfeld Pass.
There will also be a paracycling race of 30 kilometers heading out on the same route as the 50km race
The categories will start based on the following schedule. Please be at the start at least 10 mins prior to the start of your category.
- 08h00 – Category 1
- 08h05 – Paracyclists
- 08h10 – Category 2
- 08h15 – Category 3 and Women
- 08h20 – Open Category
We are pleased to announce that the prize money at Piketberg has tripled due to generous contributions from WPCA and Myriad Events.
|PIKETBERG PRIZE MONEY SCHEDULE (in Rand)|
|Cat 1||1400||800||550||350||200||R 3300|
|Cat 2||1200||800||550||350||200||R 3100|
|Cat 3||950||600||400||250||150||R 2350|
Parking and Registration
Parking and registration will be at Piketberg Cricket Ground. The venue can be reached by taking the N7 northbound until you reach the traffic circle at the Total Petroport. Take the left hand exit from the circle and proceed along Kerk Straat until you come to the first road to the right – it’s really a little slip road – which takes you into the road leading to the cricket grounds.
Entries on the day will cost R300, so register online and save.