Carnival City Macsteel National Classic Road Race

Sunday, 27 October 2019
GautengCarnival City, Brakpan
  • Distance
    110 km
    Date
    27 Oct 2019
    The route is the same as in 2018, with a revised start line closer to Carnival City entrance. The race is a PREMIER SEEDING event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, and ideal preparation for the 2019 Discovery 947 Ride Joburg, as it takes place 3 weeks prior.<br /><br />The final 15Km of the route will have the same FULL ROAD CLOSURE as we did in 2018, giving the racing groups the chance to use the full road width leading up to the finish line.<br /><br />4 Water points on the route, plus recovery drinks available at the finish;
  • Distance
    58 km
    Date
    27 Oct 2019
    The short distance event, also has the same route as 2018, with the route following the first 42Km before turning right on the R23 back to Carnival City. If you have plans to ride the new short distance at the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg, then this distance is ideal preparation for you, your nutrition and bike setup. Please note that this distance IS NOT a seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour.<br /><br />2 Water points own the route, plus recovery drinks available at the finish;

Details

Prizes paid out for the following categories (min. 5 riders per category):

 

110Km

  • Elite/U23 (top 6);
  • Junior men (top 3);
  • Vet Men 30/40/50+ (top 3);
  • Elite Woman (top 6)
  • Vet Woman (top 3)
  • Tandems (men & mixed)

 

58Km

  • U17 Boys (top 3);
  • U17 Girls (top 3);
  • U15 Boys (top 3);
  • U15 Girls (top 3);
  • U11-13 Boys/Girls (dependant on numbers).
There will be lucky draw prizes in every start group, as well as random spot prizes on the day.

 

There are also two Strava segments that you can compete for prizes.

Venue

Carnival City, Brakpan, Gauteng
Get directions

HairyLegs, Jul 31 2019 12:42

So no more prize money for tandems?

scotty, Jul 31 2019 12:43

No ebike category  :ph34r:

Frosty, Jul 31 2019 12:49

There is an e-bike category, in the 58Km event only. As this distance isn't a seeding event, it makes it easier to let them be.

Frosty, Jul 31 2019 12:50

So no more prize money for tandems?

No prize money, but rather a chance for everyone to win a lucky prize. 

HairyLegs, Jul 31 2019 12:53

No prize money, but rather a chance for everyone to win a lucky prize. 

Well that is a fail.

 

Guess I will rather keep my entry fee for that other East Rand 100 race and rather go for a run on this day.

FlashJordan, Aug 08 2019 02:49

Well that is a fail.

 

Guess I will rather keep my entry fee for that other East Rand 100 race and rather go for a run on this day.

Agree - FAIL, has always been a very competitive tandem race.

Spinnekop, Aug 08 2019 03:33

Well that is a fail.

 

Guess I will rather keep my entry fee for that other East Rand 100 race and rather go for a run on this day.

Nah.............rather take ALL the podium prize money away and do something good with it.

Develop cycling or push it into the Athletes that does it for a living.  

The Vets / Tandems etc competes only for bragging rights and the R100 prize money can be used much better in my opinion.

 

Give them a podium so the bragging can be photographed.  Sure.

Prize money not so much a problem I think.

 

Just a Friday thought..............

Frosty, Aug 08 2019 03:49

Nah.............rather take ALL the podium prize money away and do something good with it.
Develop cycling or push it into the Athletes that does it for a living.
The Vets / Tandems etc competes only for bragging rights and the R100 prize money can be used much better in my opinion.

Give them a podium so the bragging can be photographed. Sure.
Prize money not so much a problem I think.


Just a Friday thought..............

Your last bit is what will happen - prize money is for licensed categories only, as per the rules of CyclingSA.

The tandem category can still be competitive, but without prize money as reward. The same with AL... podiums but no prize money.

There are other spot prizes, one of which I’m sure will be won by a tandem... Something to do with Strava segments - and no, it’s not only on the uphills.

This is an event for all, and not only for the elite few.


Edit (2019/09/16): before reading this, and moving on... the tandems will be getting prize money. There is a new post further down confirming this.

Frosty, Aug 28 2019 09:56

Strava Segments have been created, but are still private, which means that every person with a device capable of recording to Strava will be in with a chance to win prizes for “the fastest” times on the segments.

Unlike another race, where we got the idea from, this isn’t just limited to the quickest time by one man and one woman (on an uphill). We will also be awarding prizes to various categories, eg. tandems, age groups, gender, paracyclists, and even the e-bike specific start group.

Make sure your ride is uploaded to Strava BEFORE prize giving, and that you are also present to claim your prize.

Giving back the masses, not only the racing folk.

Dexter-morgan, Aug 28 2019 10:38

Well that is a fail.

 

Guess I will rather keep my entry fee for that other East Rand 100 race and rather go for a run on this day.

Rather do this race, it is well organized and a real lekker event with Frosty at the Helm of organization.

Long Wheel Base, Aug 28 2019 11:04

Your last bit is what will happen - prize money is for licensed categories only, as per the rules of CyclingSA.

The tandem category can still be competitive, but without prize money as reward. The same with AL... podiums but no prize money.

There are other spot prizes, one of which I’m sure will be won by a tandem... Something to do with Strava segments - and no, it’s not only on the uphills.

This is an event for all, and not only for the elite few.

So the fatties like myself will have a chance. 

I would rather do this race than 947.

ouzo, Aug 28 2019 12:07

So the fatties like myself will have a chance. 

I would rather do this race than 947.

but it means you have to be on Strava  :cursing:

 

 

 

but a mate convinced me the other day that I should upload my rides to Strava for record keeping purposes. I then realised that for some reason I registered on Strava in 2013 but never used it

Long Wheel Base, Aug 28 2019 12:12

but it means you have to be on Strava  :cursing:

 

 

 

but a mate convinced me the other day that I should upload my rides to Strava for record keeping purposes. I then realised that for some reason I registered on Strava in 2013 but never used it

Love it or hate it, strava is cool.

scotty, Aug 28 2019 12:41

Unlike another race, where we got the idea from, this isn’t just limited to the quickest time by one man and one woman (on an uphill). We will also be awarding prizes to various categories, eg. tandems, age groups, gender, paracyclists, and even the e-bike specific start group.

Make sure your ride is uploaded to Strava BEFORE prize giving, and that you are also present to claim your prize.

Giving back the masses, not only the racing folk.

Weight based category ?  :ph34r:

Frosty, Aug 28 2019 03:14

So the fatties like myself will have a chance.
I would rather do this race than 947.

Yes, we’re thinking of those that like downhills too.

Frosty, Aug 28 2019 03:16

but it means you have to be on Strava :cursing:



but a mate convinced me the other day that I should upload my rides to Strava for record keeping purposes. I then realised that for some reason I registered on Strava in 2013 but never used it

My rides are private by default, then I change to allow my followers to view - but not all. I occasionally make it available for everyone when it suits me.

Frosty, Aug 28 2019 03:28

Weight based category ? :ph34r:

Road or MTB, or both?

Care to explain how you see it working?

NotSoBigBen, Aug 28 2019 03:31

Road or MTB, or both?

Care to explain how you see it working?

He's just a fat chancer ... No pun intended [emoji12]

Frosty, Aug 28 2019 07:22

He's just a fat chancer ... No pun intended [emoji12]

Does he have a “chance” of winning?

Frosty, Sep 05 2019 10:19

5 weeks, and a few days left to enter online.
Enter now at  http://germistonclas...co.za/enter-now

 

  • The 5Km trail run is pet friendly, providing your furry friend is on a leash;
  • An additional incentive for the MTB race has been added, pending approval from our hosts (involved winning a beer).

 

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Frosty, Sep 06 2019 06:07

So no more prize money for tandems?

Now that we've been able to sign off on the prize kitty, you'll be pleased to see that the tandems have been included in the list of prizes.

scotty, Sep 15 2019 04:40

Found this on my windshield at R4V  :ph34r:

 

 


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Frosty, Sep 15 2019 05:18

Found this on my windshield at R4V  :ph34r:

Fresh from the printers, I'm sure you can still smell the ink.

Dexter-morgan, Sep 17 2019 12:07

Entered, Scored an entry through a supplier, Bonus.

Frosty, Sep 20 2019 07:10

Anyone entering the MTB event and would like to a free beer will have to beat the Brewer back to the finish. More details to follow within the next week, and on our social media platforms.