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It is a circuit ride of 8 laps of 5km each, in and around the Waterfall Country Estate, with full road closure.It can be seen as a gentle warm up to the Cycle Challenge, or a way to ride with your family, friends and/or colleagues.
The 40km ride is also for those who found the 94,7km of the Cycle Challenge too daunting. If you ride regularly, but not as far as 94.7km, this ride is for you!
Saturday, 10 November 2012.
Entries for the 40km ride open on 23 April 2012.
The entry fee is R 150.00 per person and only online entries are permitted.
No, you don’t need to qualify to participate in the 40km ride.
There is a guideline age of 10 years and older.
If a child younger than 10 years would like to enter, guardian supervision would be advised and Ride 21 would be a great ride to start with.
No, there is not.
The 40km ride will take place at Waterfall Country Estate.
Entries close on 1 October 2012.
The 40km ride is has limited entries available. Once the limit is reached, entries will be closed – even if it is before the closing date.
You can only enter online for the 40km ride.
You will have the choice to choose your own start time for the ride. There is limited space for each start time.
Yes. Once the limit is reached, the 40km ride entries will be closed – even if it is before the closing date.
You will have to choose your own start time for the ride. There is limited space for each start time.
The first start group will start at 07h00, and every 7 minutes thereafter.
A start group will be known as ‘ride 1’, ‘ride 2’, ‘ride 3’ and so on.
Ride 21 is also known as the GUIDED RIDE. This ride group is for all those that are new to the cycling world and would like to be assisted with the technical aspect of the ride. It is also a group that will cater for disabled riders.
There will be marshals to assist those that need assistance with gear change and how to ride at a certain pace.
Ride 22 is for the Moms/Dads with Tots. This ride group is for moms or dads that would like to ride with their small children. The small children could either be on their own bikes or be on a tandem or have training wheels on their bicycles. This can also include bikes with child seats, as well as kiddie-buggies (trailers)
There will be 5 laps of 8km each*. At each lap point a rider will have the option to exit the ride. This is a non-competitive ride and a rider may do as much, or as little, as one is capable of accomplishing.
*Allow for distance variance.
Race Number Collection will take place at Waterfall Country Estate on:
- Thursday, 8 November 2012: 10h00 – 17h00
- Friday, 9 November 2012: 10h00 – 17h00
You can ask a friend to collect the race pack on your behalf.
There is no licence needed for the ride.
The unique feature about the 40km ride is that you can pick what time you wish to start. There will be 22 start times to choose from. It is your choice. There is no better start time from another. All is equal, the only difference is the start time –nothing else.
The first start group will go off at 07h00, and every 7 minutes thereafter.
Any traditional bicycle or tandem bicycle, that is not motorised.
Recumbent bicycles are also allowed. Helmets are compulsory.
The 40km ride is a fun ride for family, friends and colleagues and it is non-competitive ride, therefore there IS NO TIMING. Work colleagues can challenge each other, if they wish but the ride will not be officially timed.
An orange sticker will be placed in your ride pack. Please ensure that you stick the sticker on the front of the helmet and on the handlebars of your bicycle. This ensures easy identification of your photographs that will be taken throughout the ride.
The photographs will be digitally downloadable on the ActionPhoto website, a week after the event. ActionPhoto can be found at www.actionphoto.co.za
One may either pre-order the photographs or purchase the photographs on the ActionPhoto website after the event.
You can stop at a water point, or a pull zone and a sweep vehicle will pick you up and bring you to the finish. If you are close enough, you have the option to walk back.
There are two Momentum water points on route and one at the finish.
There will be MEETING POINTS along the route, where you may wait for a fellow rider that you passed along the way. There will be entertainment points along the route to encourage the riders to keep cycling – these are known as PULL POINTS.
The entire route of the 40km ride is closed to traffic. In the interests of safety no vehicles will be permitted onto the route. There will be quad bikes, golf carts and scooters along the route, assisting cyclists.
The Netcare 911 paramedic that attends to you, will radio the JOC (Joint Operations Centre), who will send a marshal to collect your bicycle. The bicycle will be put on a sweep vehicle and taken to the finish and be given to the person in charge of the Bike Park.
It is very important that you have your race number sticker on your bicycle, so that the bicycle can be easily identified. Your race number sticker is found in your race pack, when you collect your race number.
Yes, there will be an allocated area for parking at the venue.
Parking will be at the Polo Fields, situated on the corner of the R 55 and Maxwell Drive. This parking is secured by a private security company, but parking remains at the risk of the vehicle owner.
Yes, there will be a secure Bike Park where you can leave your bike until you leave the venue.
You will need to allow yourself at least an hour to park, and get to the Start area.
You will need time to find parking, prepare your bicycle and ride to the START. There is a mechanical station at the start, for last minute touch ups. We do suggest that you have your bike fully serviced prior to the race, to ensure it is in full working order.
A cycling helmet is compulsory. Cycling gear specifically designed to make your ride more comfortable can be purchased at leading cycling shops. Dress up or dress down, be part of a festival of cycling!
On completion of the event, you will receive a medal.