MEDIHELP Stellenbosch Cycle Tour 2020

Sunday, 19 January 2020
Western CapeStellebosch High School

Details

Date: Sunday 19 January 2020
Venue: Stellenbosch High School
Distance: 97 km
Event Cost: Entries are R350 and R330 for PPA members
Contact Details: info@pedalpower.org.za / (021) 671-6340

 

Route Description: Click to enlarge map

 

ENTRIES OPEN FOR A NEW-LOOK MEDIHELP STELLENBOSCH CYCLE TOUR

 

The Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour returns to its roots on Sunday 19 January 2020 with an exciting 97 km course that takes place in the Cape Winelands’ spectacular scenery. Sponsored by Medihelp Medical Aid and hosted by the Pedal Power Association (PPA), the tour caters for both novice and experienced cyclists. The event will once again start at Stellenbosch High School and cements its status as a premier seeding event for the 2020 Cape Town Cycle Tour.

 

The route
Incorporating 1 191 m of climbing, the course gets straight into the swing of things and takes you over the beautiful Helshoogte Pass through Pniel and towards Franschhoek until you get the Wemmershoek turnoff about 21 km into your ride. This will be the last stretch until you reach your first waterpoint at 30,5 km in front of Pearl Valley Golf Estate. From there you will cycle towards Paarl and at 36,8 km you will turn right onto Lustigan Road/Drakenstein Road. You will stay on Lustigan for a short distance before turning right into Denneboom and Sonstraal roads at 39,9 km.

 

The second refreshment station will be at the 55,1 km mark shortly after Wellington graveyard – make sure to rehydrate as your next waterpoint is on the R44 opposite Windmeul Winery at the 63,5 km mark. You will be welcomed into Klapmuts with another waterpoint at 79,8 km from where your final journey back to the venue will commence.

 

With only 9 km to go, the last push is in sight once you hit the Medihelp waterpoint at Knorhoek – grab a banana and have some Coke for the final stretch. The finish will be on the Helshoogte road before Idas Valley and a neutral zone will take you back to the venue, where you will receive your well-deserved medal and Coke. Take your bike to the secure bike park while you relax and enjoy the hospitality on offer.

 

Food and entertainment
Seattle Coffee will be there for your caffeine fix and there will be a wide variety of food and drink stalls. Kids entertainment will allow the little ones to have some fun whilst mom and dad enjoy the live entertainment on offer.

 

Key information
Route: 97 km with 1 191 m of climbing.

 

Entry fee: R350 or R330 for PPA members (remains the same as 2019).

 

PPA info tent: PPA staff will be able to answer any questions.

 

Bike shop: Situated at the start to assist with minor bike adjustments and you can buy any last-minute spares.

 

Prize-giving: Starting at 11:00, the winners will be receiving a total of R60 000 in prize money. There’s also a lucky draw right after, so stay put and you could win great prizes.

 

More information
Visit our website www.pedalpower.org.za or contact us at 021 671 6340 or info@pedalpower.org.za.
For more information on Medihelp, visit www.medihelp.co.za.

 

Social media:
Facebook | Instagram: @MedihelpStellenboschCycleTourTwitter: @StellenboschCT
Use the hashtag #Medihelpsct2020

 

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ABOUT THE PPA
Founded in 1976, the Pedal Power Association is a Public Benefit Organisation committed to promoting cycling and the interests of cyclists. Recreational cycling (on- and off-road), development through cycling, safe cycling and advocacy are among the PPA’s priorities. The PPA is the largest recreational cycling organisation in South Africa. It has some 16 000 paid-up members; the largest component being in the Western Cape where the association has its headquarters.

 

MEDIHELP MULTISPORT
Medihelp Multisport is a cycling club sponsored by the main sponsor of the event, Medihelp medical aid. Membership of the club is open to Medihelp members as well as non-members. As part of the annual membership fee of R310, cyclists get free entry to the Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour and other Medihelp sponsored cycling events as well as 50% discount on the club’s cycling gear. Visit Medihelp’s website to find out more.

 

Members of Medihelp’s free wellness programme for its members, HealthPrint also get free entry to this event. Medihelp members can visit Medihelp’s website to find out more about HealthPrint.

 

ABOUT MEDIHELP MEDICAL AID
As one of South Africa’s trusted medical aids available for all South Africans, Medihelp medical aid offers an array of plans and premiums, backed by trusted service. More information about Medihelp’s plans is available on its website .

Venue

Stellebosch High School, Western Cape
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Wannabe, Oct 09 2019 02:06

Great news, now I'll enter it again.  :clap:

Skubarra, Oct 09 2019 02:07

And it moving back into Stellenbosch. Makes sense from what I heard about last years event:

 

MEDIHELP STELLENBOSCH CYCLE TOUR
We are pleased to announce that the Stellenbosch Cycle Tour will take place on the 19th of January 2020 at Stellenbosch High School. We will let you know as soon as entries are open

 

Great! And PPA if you are reading this please move the date back to December for the one after this...

Ferro, Oct 09 2019 02:21

Great news, now I'll enter it again.  :clap:

 

Same here.

VdV was a terrible venue.

Good call PPA!

Rouxenator, Oct 13 2019 04:20

Won't be surprised if venue change is in Wellington at Hugenoot high

Probably.

 

Stellenbosch rid itself of many sports events. Stellebosch Cycle Tour and MTB, One Tonner, Medalion even running events such as Gino's night race, Jonkershoek half marathon, Total Sports Ladies race.

 

I think the only event still taking place in Stellenbosch is the Winelands marathon - not sure for how long that will be the case. 

Rouxenator, Oct 13 2019 04:20

And it moving back into Stellenbosch. Makes sense from what I heard about last years event:

 

MEDIHELP STELLENBOSCH CYCLE TOUR
We are pleased to announce that the Stellenbosch Cycle Tour will take place on the 19th of January 2020 at Stellenbosch High School. We will let you know as soon as entries are open

 

Oh - wow, ok so my last post seems a bit more pointless now  :clap:

DjCyclist, Oct 16 2019 03:14

Oh - wow, ok so my last post seems a bit more pointless now :clap:

I second that 🙈

Pedal Power Association, Oct 28 2019 09:24

Event Name: MEDIHELP Stellenbosch Cycle Tour 2020
When: 19 January 2020
Where: Stellebosch High School, Western Cape
Category: Road


Date: Sunday 19 January 2020

Venue: Stellenbosch High School

Distance: 97 km

Event Cost: Entries are R350 and R330 for PPA members

Contact Details: info@pedalpower.org.za / (021) 671-6340


We are very excited to announce that Pedal Power Association will take over the organisational duties of the Medihelp Stellenbosh Cycle Tour in 2020. We will keep the racing aspect of the event with little changes. The event will move back to Stellenbosch High School and will follow a similar route to the old one.


Route Description


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The 97 km route climbs the Helshoogte Pass shortly after the start, and once over the top, you’re rolling fast through spectacular scenery. Then you will turn right onto the R45 after about 16 km towards Franschhoek and in just under 7 km from there you will turn left onto the Wemmershoek road. Your first refreshment station will be at 32 km in front of Pearl Valley Golf Estate.


From there you will cycle towards Paarl and at 38.4 km you will turn right onto Lustigan Rd/Drakenstein road. You will stay on Lustigan for a short distance before turning right again into Denneboom & Sonstraal road at 41.4 km.


The second refreshment station will be at the 55.3 km mark at the Wellington graveyard. After you had a drink you will start to return to the venue via the R44 and you will find refreshment station 3 opposite Windmeul Winery at the 64.7 km mark.


Refreshment station 4 will be at the Anyswortelrug road at 78 km. You will continue straight over the Klapmuts 4-way towards Stellenbosch. Your 5th and final refreshment station will be opposite the Knorhoek sign. From this point, you only have 8 km to go!!!


The finish will be on Helshoogte road before Idas Valley.


WATERPOINTS


Waterpoint #1 – 30 km

Powerade

Water

Watermelon


Waterpoint #2 – 57 km

Coke

Water

Bananas

Jellies

Toilets


Waterpoint #3 – 66.4 km

Coke

Water

Bananas

Jellies

Chocolates


Waterpoint #4 – 82.9 km

Coke

Water

Oranges

Jellies

Chocolates

Toilets


Waterpoint #5 – 90.8 km

Coke

Water

Bananas

Jellies



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Shebeen, Oct 28 2019 09:48

probably the last 2020 CTCT seeding event, that always guarantees some support

Karman de Lange, Oct 28 2019 09:54

probably the last 2020 CTCT seeding event, that always guarantees some support

 

If this year is anything to go by, then any PPA event will still give you seeding, and even a boosted seeding.. Tour de PPA was last one this year ....

Skubarra, Oct 28 2019 10:41

If this year is anything to go by, then any PPA event will still give you seeding, and even a boosted seeding.. Tour de PPA was last one this year ....

 

Wasn't that only for PPA members or something? But yes, you can never be sure..

 

Beta usually low for this race, not the best seeding event if you want a seeding at the sharp end for the CTCT

DieselnDust, Oct 28 2019 11:20

Tour de PPA is the last seeding event for non PPA members. 

PPA members get  seeding adjustedup to the 99er

Karman de Lange, Oct 28 2019 11:31

Tour de PPA is the last seeding event for non PPA members. 

PPA members get  seeding adjustedup to the 99er

 

2019 was different.   No idea was 2020 will be like 

As of 1 January 2019, we will take all PPA member¹s results and run a
parallel seeding system for the Cape Town Cycle Tour. This has no
influence on your regular seeding.

 

"With this benefit having only started in 2019, we won¹t apply it
retroactively, the Sportive 1,2 and Tour de PPA¹s results will be used to
boost 2019 Cycle Tour seeding."

 

DieselnDust, Oct 28 2019 11:35

2019 was different.   No idea was 2020 will be like 

 

 

true, as the PPA makes it up as they go along. But I'd expect more of the same as in the past many people skipped the 99er. Now they know its included in the seeding run more will enter to ensure those one shot wonders are kept in their place

Pure Savage, Oct 28 2019 12:44

true, as the PPA makes it up as they go along. But I'd expect more of the same as in the past many people skipped the 99er. Now they know its included in the seeding run more will enter to ensure those one shot wonders are kept in their place

 

You still get the oke on a 26" MTB in flat shoes and a gun run T shirt in the $ start after buying someones entry and not subbing it. That poor oke gets passed by about 14000 people on the day.

Pure Savage, Oct 28 2019 12:52

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Like the above, all races average not above 22, get seeded in first batch of Cycle Tour. 

 

Sure....

Skubarra, Oct 28 2019 12:52

You still get the oke on a 26" MTB in flat shoes and a gun run T shirt in the $ start after buying someones entry and not subbing it. That poor oke gets passed by about 14000 people on the day.

 

I don't know if you prefer to a specific incident at the SCT few years back - but in that case there was genuinely a glitch in the Racetec matrix and the poor bugger got seeded in $ (wasn't a substitution). And yes he was passed by about 14,000 people that day.

Pure Savage, Oct 28 2019 01:58

I don't know if you prefer to a specific incident at the SCT few years back - but in that case there was genuinely a glitch in the Racetec matrix and the poor bugger got seeded in $ (wasn't a substitution). And yes he was passed by about 14,000 people that day.

Nope, the guys I posted were at the Cape Town Cycle Tour a few years ago. I do remember the poor oke at SCT, to be fair to him, he was on a road bike and popped 2 gels before the start of Hellshoogte.