99er is a good warm-up

2016-01-26 06:00
 Cyclists will take to the road for the annual 99er Cycle Tour on Saturday 6 February. PHOTO: colin hadley

Cyclists will take to the road for the annual 99er Cycle Tour on Saturday 6 February. PHOTO: colin hadley

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The 99er Cycle Tour, the third largest cycling race in the Western Cape, takes place on Saturday 6 February.

The race will be competed over 102km and 64km.

The 102km event is an official premier seeding event of next year’s Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Online entries close on Monday. Late entries can be done at the registration points and on Saturday 6 February at the Durbanville racecourse.

There is also a special children’s bike ride for those aged between 5 and 10 years.

Entries can be done at www.99er.co.za, at any Compu­ticket outlet or at the Durbanville racecourse on race day. Each young rider will receive a medal and Coke and there will be a special prize-giving for the top finishers.

The City of Cape Town will repair potholes on Van Schoorsdrif Road before race day. For the safety of the 99er cyclists the municipality has also appointed a contractor to redo various sections on this stretch of road.

Philadelphia Road is also being repaired as part of provincial maintenance. Cyclists are assured that these roads will be ready and safe on race day.

Vissershok Road (M48) will be closed for traffic on race day from the N7 to the Meerendal wine estate turn-off. The road closure will be from 07:00 to 13:00 and in the direction towards Durbanville only.

This is to allow the 99er cyclists to safely negotiate Vis­sers­hok Road for the last stretch to the finish on Odendaal Road in Aurora.

Tygerberg Road (M13) will serve as an alternative route into Durbanville. Motorists can also expect delays on St Johns Road, Koeberg Road, Plein Street, Protea Way and Boland Way from 06:00 to 08:00.

Visit www.99er.co.za for more information.

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