Entries are now open for the annual Winelands Cycle race on Sunday 30 January. The race will start and finish at Hugenote Primary in Wellington. It will be an excellent race to help you gear up and improve your seeding for the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2022.
There will be two races, with online registration, timing and seeding by RaceTec, under the auspices of the Pedal Power Association. The races will start in General Hertzog Boulevard and from there cyclists can travel on two routes in the rural area.
The first race over 112km starts at 06:00 (entry fee is R280, PPA members R260). It is for more experienced riders and will be a seeding race for the Cape Town Cycle Tour. The route takes riders to Hermon, Riebeek West and Malmesbury and then back to Wellington on a circular route around the Paardeberg.
The second race, over 86 km, is also a seeding race for the CTCT. It starts at 07:00 (entry fee R260, PPA members R240). Riders follow the same route via Hermon and Riebeek West, but cut out the detour via Malmesbury.
The closing date for on-line entries is Monday 25 January 2022 at 09:00. Please note that, due to Covid, entries are limited to 1500 riders. An online Covid form must be filled in beforehand. temperatures will be taken before the start and masks must be worn before and after the race.
For more information on the route and to enter, go to www.winelandscyclerace.co.za. Proceeds of the race go to Paarl Rotary projects focusing on early childhood and youth development.
Race numbers can be collected at Bicycle Garage in the Laborie Centre in Paarl on Friday 28 January from 14:00 to 17:00 or at Chris Willemse Cycles at Willowbridge or the Cape Town Cycle tour office in Avenue De Mist, Rondebosch, on Saturday 29 January from 10:00 to 15:00.