Cape Rouleur 2019 tour information | HOTCHILLEE

Cape Rouleur 2019
tour information


Stage routes and profiles available soon, see below for 2018:

Click here for 2018 route maps and profiles.

What’s Included

What’s NOT included:

*Transfers are for riders choosing accommodation packages in Franschhoek only. Transfers at set times on Saturday and Sunday.

Event Format

There will be three speed groups based on both ability and experience. Riders are seeded based on their times at an ITT prologue, so that they end up riding in seeded groups of commensurate ability. The actual speeds of the groups will be based on rider distribution, but will generally be as listed below:

Each group will have approximately 50 cyclists and ride as a peleton. They are each supported by their own lead car, motorbike outriders (which close the roads to traffic), mechanics van and medical support. Each group is also looked after by the HotChillee Ride Captains who motivate during the ride, provide assistance for the smooth running of the event, such as but not limited to, directions, peloton etiquette, drink breaks and advice.  

Each stage consists of flagged race sections with social group riding in-between. The format allows for ample racing in the race groups (Groups 1 – 2) and with the “Social” level group more focused on completing the endurance nature of the event (Group 3).

The flagged race sections cover sprinting, climbing and general classification (GC). Click here to learn more about the Leader’s Jersey Competition and Age category Awards.

The Cape Rouleur Festival Ride 

The Festival Ride takes place on Thursday 7 March 2019 and forms the last day of the HotChillee Cape Rouleur. As on other days of the Cape Rouleur participants ride in three speed groups each supported by the fabulous Think Bike Marshals, HotChillee Ride Captains, mechanics vehicle, ambulance and the local traffic police. There are no race sections on this day. We start from the Lord Charles in Somerset West and follow the False Bay coast line along Baden Powell Drive and into Khayelitsha, the biggest Township in the Western Cape. Here we stop en route for coffee and cake with our friends at Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy. Full info here.

Cape Rouleur 2018 Festival Ride

Daily social rides for non-riding partners 

If you are being joined by a non-riding partner who would like to take part in daily social rides supported by an experienced HotChillee rider then they are very welcome to join us. Riders will need to be able to ride 30km minimum. Bikes can be hired from Franschhoek Cycles. There is no charge for the social rides.

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