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The 2018 Berge en Dale Road Championship, presented by Optimum Financial Services, is a premier seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, presenting distance options over 107km and 59km.
The event kicks off from the Cradlestone Mall in the West Rand on 24 February 2018.
The state-of-the-art Cradlestone Shopping Mall on the R28 provides a user-friendly experience with ample parking and lots to do once the race finishes.
The event attracted 4500 cyclists in the 2017 edition and venue and route remain unchanged.
Race Office: Call 076 621 1807 or email email@example.com
There is plenty of safe parking in the parking lots at Cradlestone Mall, and entrance via the main gates will be free to cyclists between 04:30 and 07:00.
Cyclists will be directed to the undercover parking lot. If your bike is on your vehicle's roof, please don't go there!
The final water point is in the parking lot at the Cradlestone Mall. No vehicle will be allowed to park in the area around the finish line on the N14 because it will create a risk for cyclists and other road users.
Please allow enough time for parking and give your full cooperation to the people regulating parking at the venue.
Thursday 22 February: Cycle Lab Fourways 10h00 – 17h00
Friday 23 February: Cradestone Mall 10h00 – 17h00
Rider can send a representative to collect their numbers and race packs
The provisional results will be available within 24 hours on the website: www.racetec.co.za. Objections must be lodged with the race organiser, referee or CSA officials within 1 hour after the finish of the race, and must be accompanied by a payment of R100. Further changes to the results must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 7 days after the race. No changes will be made thereafter, as they cannot be included in the National Seeding Index.
Late line entries will only be accepted at the registration venues as indicated; not on the day of the race.
Important note: A penalty of R60 will be applicable for all distances for mountain-bike as well as road events.
No seeding for late entries. Riders who enter late will start in the non-seeded groups
Each rider must complete a separate entry form or enter as required. Please fill in your tandem partner’s name and ID. Both tandem riders must wear Race Tec timing chips to obtain a result and seeding for the event.
Timing will be done by Race Tec. All participants must be in the possession of a Race Tec timing chip to be timed and must carry the chip for the duration of the event. No chip, no result, no prize money.
Race Tec timing chips will be for sale at the registration venues as well as at the start.
They cost R150 each.
Courtesy of Helivac Event Medical Specialists, ambulances and paramedics will be available in case riders need to be treated or transported.
It is extremely important that every cyclist’s full details (name, medical aid, number, allergies, emergency contact numbers etc) are correctly filled in on the entry form and on the race number on the back of their shirt and that every cyclist can be correctly identified by his or her race number.
Participants must have a means of identification, with medical details, on them to ensure that the emergency personnel have all the necessary information available should an ambulance have to pick them up.
Cyclists must attach their race numbers to their lower back. They must be in their starting blocks 15 minutes before their starting time to hear all the announcements and information about the route and road conditions. Please heed the signs indicating the various starting groups, and stay in the correct starting block
Berge en Dale 2018 Number Ranges & Start Times
|Prefix||Start No||End No||Buffer Start||Start Time||Category|
|$||1||150||56||06h00||CSA Lic Elite & U23 Men (Born '88 - '94)|
|&||151||200||176||06h00||CSA Lic Junior Men (Born '99 & '00)|
|VA||201||350||255||06h05||CSA Lic Vet Men 30+|
|VB||351||500||452||06h10||CSA Lic Vet Men 40+|
|VC||501||650||588||06h15||CSA Lic Vet Men 50+|
|%||651||730||677||06h20||CSA Lic Elite Ladies (Born '88 - '98)|
|Prefix||Start No||End No||Buffer Start||Start Time||Category|
|+||2831||2880||2838||07h35||CSA Lic U16s, U14s|
No 1 – At 10 km (shortly after the right turn out of Robert Broom)
No 2 – At 32.5 km (right turn access road between Magalies and Krugersdorp)
No 3 – At 50 km (2 km before Maropeng, two thirds up the climb)
No 4 – At 70 km (at the Rhino and Lion Park)
No 5 – At 90 km (Beyers Naude/N14 junction)
The prize-giving ceremony will begin on the lower level in front of Woolworths at Cradlestone Mall at 11:00. There are cash prizes for the professional riders, and many prizes for participants attending the ceremony. Please follow the directions to the area to be used for the prize giving.
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