The memories of the Nitida race are still fresh in our minds, and weâ€™re on our way again for this Saturdayâ€™s kick-off at Tri-Active Adventures (oops, the rugby is getting to me!). Henning says this is the best course out of all weâ€™ve done so far this year, so get yourselves ready for a great time on your bike and with your team mate on Saturday! We have sent you the mail about accomodation packages at the luxury tent camp of Tri-Active, so contact them if youâ€™re interested.
Talking about the kick-off, donâ€™t fret about the rugby! We will record the match of the Springboks against Fiji on Saturday morning, then after prizegiving we will watch it all together on one of Intellisportâ€™s big screens! (over a glass of red wine, of course!)
After the high-handicappers had some fun staying away from the racing snakes at Nitida, the BIG question is: whatâ€™s going to happen this time? We will have a reverse order start sequence again, and our calculators are red-hot in working out just what those start gaps should be for this raceâ€¦â€¦
Once again, please send us the info below by Wednesday 14 September at the VERY LATEST to enable us to calculate handicaps and start times and have it ready for you at the race.
Kindly note that the start times are calculated using the info that we receive from you, therefore we need the following info again from every team :
â€¢ Will you be there on Sunday?
â€¢ Who will be the team members for this race?
â€¢ If there are â€œnewâ€ substitutes, kindly send us their vital statistics so we can calculate a new handicap for your team (if you canâ€™t find a partner, contact us, maybe we can hook you up)
Tri-Active Adventures, Elgin (at the entrance to Paul Cluver Wine Estate)
7h30; Race brief 8h15
Start of Race
8h30 (first start time)
1 Water point with Powerade, Wilde Juice and eats at kindly hosted again by Re/Max Helderberg
Total vertical climb
Due to the nature of the course and the amount of climbing, the weighting for the BMI part of the handicap has been kept at maximum. The performance- or fitness factor has been reviewed for all teams after Race #4, and further adjustments have been made.
Reverse order start sequence:
The handicap for this race will again be applied in the form of the starting time. Therefore the teams with the higher handicaps will start 1st and get the advantage over the lower-handicapped teams by starting ahead of them. A unique start time is calculated for each team, these start times will be made available at registration on Sunday. You need to be ready to start, at the start line, at least 10 minutes before you start. If you are late it will be to your disadvantage, as your actual start time canâ€™t be re-calculated into the results.
A very cosy bar with a fire crackling in an old fireplace, watching the rugby!
Food and coffee
Coffee will be available at registration, light meals and snacks will be available afterwards.
Order Of Merit
Teams who have not done 4 races yet, this is your chance to gain maximum points on your Order of Merit! Those who have done all 4 races, get in some training, and do better than your worst previous score to improve your Order of Merit standings on the overall points log!
Free tracking units will be made available to the first 10 teams who notified us via e-mail, there-after you may hire a Shadosport Unit @ R55, buy a demo @ R 1650, or buy a new unit @
R 2450. Remember you canâ€™t be in line for the Speed trap prize if we canâ€™t track your speed!
Technical support will be provided at the start and at the water point by Helderberg Cycle World. See race rules that apply to outside help and technical support (on the website).
We will treat you to one of the vey best riding experiences available in the Western Cape, including the scenery offered by the trails and tracks, as well as flora and bird life of the Groenlandberg
Conservancy at Paul Cluver, Thandi Estate and Oak Valley. Bring some moolah to buy some of their great wines that will be on offer at the race!
How to get there
Take N2 from Cape Town to Caledon direction.
Go past Grabouw turn-offâ€™s, continue to large Kromco apple warehouses on the left.
Take the Kromco/Paul Cluver turnoff at the Kromco Warehouses
Follow Paul Cluver signs.
Cross railway line and turn right to the Tri Active premises.
34Â°10’40.7″ S 19Â°04’49.14″ E