Distances: 90km, 50km
On-line entry fees:
90km: R450 (R370 for early birds who enter before 23 November)
50km: R320 (R260 for early birds who enter before 23 November)
Timed by RaceTec
The event caters for all categories of licensed CSA cyclists as well as open/seeded riders. Riders will be seeded in bunches according to the Cycle Events National Seeding Ladder.
Number collection will take place at Montecasino’s La Toscana on the following dates:
Thursday 10 February: 09h00 – 16h00
Friday 11 February: 09h00-16h00
Saturday 12 February: 09h00 – 16h00
Cyclists who are familiar with the Cradle of Humankind, will recognise sections of the route, but it notably excludes the Hillsnacks and Sterkfontein climbs. As a result, it brings down the total ascent quite significantly compared to other events on the West Rand.
From Montecasino the 90km route goes out on Witkoppen Road, past Northgate and turns right onto Beyers Naude Drive. The next left turn is before the N14 into Muldersdrift. The route runs through Muldersdrift and turns right at the 4-way stop and right again at the T-junction towards Kloofzicht Lodge.
At the circle it turns left, and left again at the Rhino and Lion Park circle. A the Kromdraai Cash store it continues straight towards Hendrik Potgieter and turns right. Then it’s a right turn at the Engen Garage T-junction and straight on to the next right turn which brings cyclists past the Sterkfontein Caves.
Back at the Kromdraai Cash store T-junction the route turns left, and left again at the circle past the Rhino and Lion Park. At the traffic circle on the other side of the Cradle Restaurant, riders turn right and climb past Valverde before turning left onto the Elandrsdrift Road.
Then it’s a right turn onto Malibongwe Drive to join up with Witkoppen Road. The route turns left onto Witkoppen Road.
The finish is on the Montecasino Outdoor Events Arena, which riders access via Montecasino Boulevard. The last stretch into complex and the finish are within a traffic free environment.
The 50km route continues on Beyers Naude past the Muldersdrif left turn to meet the 90km at the Elandsdrift turn.