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PPA offer: Discounted entries to 2018 Cape Rouleur/Young Riders

PPA offer: Discounted entries to 2018 Cape Rouleur/Young Riders

Eight discounted entries to the HotChillee Cape Rouleur 2018 are available to paid-up PPA members.

The international 5-day Cape Rouleur been described as ‘The best event of its kind in the world’ by leading UK magazine Cycling Weekly. With timed race sections and over 150 international riders across three speed groups, each supported by motorbike marshals and traffic police closing the roads; a lead car, neutral service and ambulance with over 60 event crew, this is a “professional event for amateurs”.

The Prologue and Stages 1 and 2 are based out of the picturesque town of Franschhoek, with the new 2018 route seeing Stage 3 finishing at Somerset West where riders stay in the exclusive Lord Charles Hotel, host to the Celebration Braai and Leader’s Jersey Presentation. This is followed by a brand new Festival Ride route on the last day, taking the event along the coastline of False Bay and into the Cape Town Waterfront via the Atlantic Seaboard. En route riders will travel through Khayelitsha, stopping for coffee and cake with HotChillee’s charity partner Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy. Riders will be escorted by the Cape Town City Traffic Police who ensure rolling road closures all the way into the heart of the city.

Click here for full route maps and stage profiles.

Sunday 4 March 2018: Sign On & ITT prologue

Monday 5 March 2018: Stage 1 “The Leg Loosener”
150km – 1,244m

Tuesday 6 March 2018: Stage 2 “The Climber Delight: 4 Passes”
131km – 1,934m

Wednesday 7 March 2018: Stage 3 “The Scenic One”
162km – 2,065m

Thursday 8 March 2018: Festival Ride “The Social Day”
88km – 784m
The eight discounted packages are for an “Entry Only” package and do not include accommodation in Franschhoek, although they do include tickets to the Celebration Braai with a nights accommodation at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West (riders sharing a twin room). Standard RRP for this package would be 19,500ZAR. However, PPA riders have been allocated 8 x entries at the sponsored rate of 13,000ZAR. Entry includes:
•    5-day event entry
•    Lunch (Monday – Thursday)
•    Baggage transfers from Franschhoek to Lord Charles in Somerset West after Stage 3
•    Finisher’s Braai after Stage 3 at the Lord Charles
•    Accommodation at the Lord Charles after Stage 3
•    Champagne and Canapes Celebration at the Cape Town Waterfront after Festival Ride

It does not include:
•    Accommodation in Franschhoek
•    Breakfast and Dinner
•    Insurance

If you would like one of these places, please email who will also be able to answer any questions that you have about the event. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Last year 16 young riders were selected at the Cape Rouleur Young Rider Prologue to join Team Bäckstedt HotChillee in 2017/2018.
These riders took part in Wattbike UCI performance testing at Velokhaya, rode with the Dimension Data World Tour Team in Cape Town and in July this year two will compete in the HotChillee LONDON-PARIS, watch the Tour de France finish in Paris and race with Team Bäckstedt HotChillee in Europe.
There are up to 100 places for young riders to race the 7.8km Cape Rouleur Young Rider ITT Prologue. Eight riders will be selected for the 2018/2019 programme from the U16 or Junior categories. U23 riders are welcome to race, however will not be eligible for programme selection.

2018/2019 riders will be monitored by UCI Wattbike performance tests, have the opportunity for one-on-one training support and guidance of Paris-Roubaix winner and British Cycling coach Magnus Bäckstedt as well as have the opportunity to compete with Team Backstedt HotChillee at events in SA and Europe.

The programme will be supported by the PPA, CSA, Wattbike, Rainmaker, the Western Cape Government, Velokhaya and Lassen Sports.

The Prologue will take place on Sunday 4th March from the Protea Hotel, Franschhoek.

13.15-14.15 – Sign On
14.15 – Rider briefing and escort to start
14.45 – Rider Prologue
16:45 – Rider Results

Any riders not arriving in time for Sign On will not be allowed to ride
All riders under 18 will need to be registered by a parent or guardian.
Places available on a first come first served basis
Please note that this invitation is only to ride the Prologue, not the whole Cape Rouleur.

If you have any questions about the HotChillee Cape Rouleur Prologue please email .