Afrimat Tour De Worcester

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Start
March 1, 2020 6:30 am
End
March 1, 2020 1:00 pm
Address
Robertson Road (R60), Worcester   View map
Phone
082 413 8935

Afrimat Tour De Worcester

It’s back!  After hibernating for 6 years, the Tour De Worcester is back. In a new date slot, one final opportunity to test the legs prior to the Cape Town Cycle Tour.  Both routes have very little climbing, so it will be flat and fast!

 

DISTANCES: 128 km and 74 km

START TIMES: 128 km @ 06h30; 74 km @ 07h30

PRE-ENTRIES – Closing date: Friday 28 February 2020 at 12h00 midday

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128 km – PPA members: R300.00; Non-PPA members: R320.00

74 km – PPA members: R240.00; Non-PPA members: R260.00

LATE ENTRY FEES: at pre-registration and on the day of the event:

128 km – R340.00

74 km – R300.00

PRE-REGISTRATION:

Saturday 29 February 2020 from 08h00 – 13h00 at Manic Cycles, 140 High Street, Worcester

Sunday 1 March 2020 from 05h00 at Kleinplasie, Robertson Road, Worcester

LUCKY DRAW: 13h00

CUT-OFF: 13h00

 

ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS:
128 km (843m ascent)

Cyclists leave Kleinplasie and follow a quiet route through town, past the Karoo botanical gardens and a short, steep wake-up call up “Leeu-se-nek” with a stunning view of the Brandwacht mountains.  Proceed onto the R43, heading towards Wolseley. Turn left onto Slanghoek Road, take care as the road narrows on the low water bridge crossing over the Breede River.  The only other real climb of the day awaits, leading riders into the stunningly beautiful Slanghoek valley. Continue past Goudini Spa and turn left onto the R101 (Old N1).

Turn right into ” Die Straat” taking you through the back streets of Rawsonville.  After leaving Rawsonville head towards Brandvlei Dam and Nekkies Resort.  Make a left turn on the newly constructed bridge across the Breede river and head back towards Worcester town central.  Enter Worcester via Durban Road, then right onto Grey Street, heading out of town for your second loop, this time heading to the Nuy Valley.

Turn left onto the R43, left again at Aan De Doorns wine cellar.  Turn right onto the R60 heading towards Robertson. Turn left at Nuy on the hill.  Head past Leipzig where the famous gravel road section will once again be part of the DNA of the Tour De Worcester. (Fear not, the local farmers will help ensure that the road is smooth and free of large debris).

Turn left at the 98 km mark heading back to the R60. Turn right onto the R60 heading back to Worcester and Kleinplasie.  Take care through the new traffic calming circle as you near town.  A final right turn takes riders onto Perkins Road and wind it up for your final sprint to the finish line.

 

74 km

Cyclists leave Kleinplasie and follow a quiet route through the town, past the Karoo botanical gardens and a short, steep wake-up call up “Leeu-se-nek” with a stunning view of the Brandwacht mountains.  This will be the only challenge as far as climbing is concerned.  Proceed on the R43, heading towards Wolseley. Turn left onto Goudini Weg road, after crossing the Breede River, take another left to cross over the N1 highway.

Turn left onto the R101 (Old N1).  Turn right into “Die Straat” taking you through the back streets of Rawsonville.  After leaving Rawsonville, head towards Brandvlei Dam and Nekkies Resort.  Make a left turn on the newly constructed bridge across the Breede River and had back towards Worcester town central.

Enter Worcester via Durban Road, then turn right onto Grey Street, heading out of town for your second loop, this time heading to the Nuy valley.  Turn left onto the R43, left again at Aan De Doorns wine cellar. Turn left onto R60 heading back towards Worcester and Kleinplasie. Take care through the new traffic calming circle as you near town.  A final right turn takes riders onto Perkins Road and wind it up for your final sprint to the finish line.

MID-RACE CU-OFF TIME: Grey Street at 11h45 (both routes)

LONG ROUTE CUT-OFF TIME AT R60: 12h00 (will join short route by taking a left to head back to town).

 

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