Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour

Sunday, 20 January 2019
Western CapeVal de Vie Estate

Details

The Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour will take place on Sunday, 20 January 2019 and, while the start (and finish) venue has changed to Val de Vie Estate, the 102-kilometre route remains largely unchanged. It will still feature some 1285-metres of total ascent, but the major climb of the New Helshoogte Pass, which used to come shortly after the start, will now challenge riders near the end.

 

The rest of the route takes in the finest winelands and mountain scenery of the Boland – and offers every opportunity for a fast time and the opportunity to improve your seeding for the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

 

To enter, visit www.stellenboschcycletour.co.za. Entries cost R330 for PPA members and R350 for non-PPA members.

 

To stay informed of developments of the Stellenbosch Cycle Tour, join their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/stellenboschcycletour or follow them on Instagram at @medihelpstellenboschcycletour or Twitter at @StellenboschCT.

 

For more information on Medihelp, visit www.medihelp.co.za. For more information on Val de Vie, visit http://valdevie.co.za/.

Venue

Val de Vie Estate, Western Cape
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Skubarra, Jan 08 2019 12:15

Still a bit worried about the traffic at Val de Vie but with Helshoogte near the end its going to be a very different kind of challenge. Looking forward to it  :thumbup:

Zub, Jan 08 2019 12:19

Hopefully it will storm again like last time...

Manuel De Jesus, Jan 08 2019 01:07

I'm in - looking forward to the first 'race' of the season :). Hoping for good weather, I'll take some gentle rain over wind!

'Dale, Jan 08 2019 02:32

I'm in - looking forward to the first 'race' of the season :). Hoping for good weather, I'll take some gentle rain over wind!


Was it SCT 17 that was a waterpolo affair
The race stories were fantastic

Be safe out there 🏆

juan pelota, Jan 08 2019 03:14

Was it SCT 17 that was a waterpolo affair
The race stories were fantastic

Be safe out there

it was, but in a drought year no one complains about december rain!

Manuel De Jesus, Jan 08 2019 04:13

Was it SCT 17 that was a waterpolo affair
The race stories were fantastic

Be safe out there

 

Yup, always risky in the groups with rain and corners - I was happy to slow down a bit at the end. The last corner on the downhill going back to the start of Helshoogte saw quite a few people slide out.

Cippo, Jan 08 2019 04:55

Hopefully it will storm again like last time...

I will take rain over wind anytime.

'Dale, Jan 08 2019 09:22

I will take rain over wind anytime.


Stiek yt jou bang ding 🤘🏾

billygoat0523, Jan 13 2019 08:21

slid out in 2017, trying to avoid another cyclist that slid out.  gear levers took a bit of beating, but bike was okay to make it to the end.  that said, i "prefer" the wind, sorta.

 

the long term weather still looks good for sunday, but it can change quickly.

DieselnDust, Jan 13 2019 09:44

Helshoogte is a good 25km from the finish...

Manuel De Jesus, Jan 14 2019 08:59

Hoping the current weather predictions hold - looks like awesome conditions :).

S-Bike, Jan 14 2019 12:16

Doing with my father-who turns 71 this year (beast). Am not able to make it through to Rondebosch or Chris Willemse Cycles though. Anyone going who is willing to collect race numbers for my dad and I?

Nickster, Jan 15 2019 10:56

Has anyone received a seeding email yet?

Darryllk, Jan 15 2019 11:02

Nope - seeding is still to be released.

 

Normally reflects on racetec website before email/sms is sent.

Nickster, Jan 15 2019 11:09

Nope - seeding is still to be released.

 

Normally reflects on racetec website before email/sms is sent.

 

Thanks :thumbup:

JohanLotter, Jan 15 2019 04:15

Has anyone received a seeding email yet?

Received my seeding via email.

Skubarra, Jan 15 2019 04:17

Seeding is out

 

Can't complain about the fitness, put in a lot of miles over Dec,

 

but will be carrying a few extra kg's up Helz this weekend after too many beers & braaivleis this holiday. Lets see how long I can keep up  :devil:  

urbanroyal, Jan 15 2019 05:20

Hi...I have an entry for sale. 200rand..sub fee is 50..rand..👍

Sold

FootballingCyclist, Jan 15 2019 06:16

Anyone else riding in 1A who can bring a tow rope along and tow me please??

DieselnDust, Jan 15 2019 06:28

is this a round about way of directly saying you/re seeded 1A...?

Andreas_187, Jan 15 2019 07:43

Bloody hell, I'm in 3J. This is my first official race. I may or may not have unofficially done my first argus last year in 3h 10min

FootballingCyclist, Jan 16 2019 01:34

is this a round about way of directly saying you/re seeded 1A...?


It's a direct way of saying I need HELP, it's not a "brag" if that's how it came across". Cant be "bragging" when there are 3 groups ahead of me!! Highest I've ever been seeded though(PPA are smoking something).. Anyway, Would be cool to ride with a few other bikehubbers aswell and meet on the tarmac.

Ferro, Jan 16 2019 01:41

Doing with my father-who turns 71 this year (beast). Am not able to make it through to Rondebosch or Chris Willemse Cycles though. Anyone going who is willing to collect race numbers for my dad and I?

 

Nice that you guys can share experiences such as this. I can pick up for you. PM me your deets.

LeoKnight, Jan 16 2019 02:20

Feels a bit like this year around the conversation on the Stell & CTCT is a bit less than previous years, or is that just a false perception.

 

For me, I will be one of the guys on the tandem ;-)  So Helshoogte is going to be very interesting

Skubarra, Jan 16 2019 02:26

It's a direct way of saying I need HELP, it's not a "brag" if that's how it came across". Cant be "bragging" when there are 3 groups ahead of me!! Highest I've ever been seeded though(PPA are smoking something).. Anyway, Would be cool to ride with a few other bikehubbers aswell and meet on the tarmac.

 

% will start only 2 minutes ahead of you and 1B 2 minutes behind you. With open flat roads most likely you will see massive converging of groups so you will be swamped by hubbers and non-hubbers alike that you can take the time to introduce yourself too while you chill in the massive bunch until Helz.