After missing a year, the Century City Sport Festival celebrates its 13th year of existence. The City Cycling Club has been hosting the criterium for the Sports Festival from the first edition and has seen it grow in leaps and bounds. Racing is around a 1.5 kilometre circuit which is secured by the very competent Century City Property Owners security staff. This is an ideal event to test the legs before the WP Road Criterium Cup that commences at the end of March.
The season opening Century City Criterium takes place on 6 March 2022. The ever-popular crit race is hosted by Century City in conjunction with the City Cycling Club. Racing starts at 8h00.
Registration and costs
The costs for this race are:
Adults – R50
Scholars – R25
This event is only a training race but we will be having a podium for the first 3 finishers (no prize money). The event DOES NOT form part of the WP League Road Race series or the upcoming Criterium Cup.
Categories and seeding
The 2022 season will follow the categories and seeding guidelines first published in 2020. Participants can self-select their category during this race. All selections will become permanent for the 2022 season. WP Cycling reserves the right to change a participant’s seeding. See the same article on how to improve or change your seeding during the year.
This race will be used towards selecting our youth team to go to SA Youth Championships later in the year.
Course and distances
We will follow the same course as in previous years, starting next to the MyCity bus terminal, around the various roundabouts, and back again. This is a technical circuit with strips of cobblestone in places.
|8h30||Roads Open for Residents||10 minutes|
|8h40||U15/U17 / U19 Development||20 minutes|
|9h00||Roads Open for Residents||10 minutes|
|9h15||Cat 4 + CCC + Women + Cat3||30 minutes|
|9h45||Roads Open for Residents||10 minutes|
|10h00||Cat 2||35 minutes|
|10h40||Roads Open for Residents||10 minutes|
|11h00||Cat 1 / U19 Men||45 minutes|
We need to follow a strict timetable due to the requirement to allow resident traffic through. Please ensure you are at the start well in advance of your start time.
|8h10 – 8h25||Race – U11 and U13|
|8h30 – 8h40||Break to allow residents traffic access|
|8h40 – 9h00||Race – U15 and U17|
|9h00 – 9h10||Break to allow residents traffic access|
|9h15 – 9h45||Race – Open + CCC + Women + Cat3|
|9h50 – 10h00||Break to allow residents traffic access|
|10h00 – 10h35||Race – Cat 2|
|10h40 – 10h50||Break to allow residents traffic access|
|11h00 – 11h45||Race – Cat 1|
Entries close the Thursday prior to the race.
The costs for this race are:
- Adults and U/19 – R50
- Scholars (Age categories), Open – R25
Event management, online entries and payments made possible by
Entries close on 3 March 2022 at 12 noon
Problems with CSA Membership or Licenses?
See the page about CSA membership or licenses, or if you have problems with this during the registration process.
Parking will be available in the parking area next to Link Road , Century City alternatively at the Virgin Active parking lot.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 epidemic, the organisers of the Western Cape Championships 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 14 February2022) 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 14 February2022) 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.