Entry Requirements | HOTCHILLEE

Entry Requirements

The HotChillee Cape Rouleur is open to anyone 18 years or older on Sunday 3 March 2019.

Due to the nature of the route, you do not have to be an incredibly experienced cyclist but you must have a good level of fitness and be able to ride a minimum 120km unsupported at an average speed of 25km/h.

There will be a minimum of three groups based on both ability and experience. We ask you to select which group you think you will be comfortable in at registration, however your final group seeding will be decided by an individual TT during the Prologue. The predicted average speed of the groups are:

(*By rolling course we mean tarred roads with hills, not mountains.)

You must disclose any medical conditions that could affect your participation at the point of registration. We ask that all riders take out travel insurance and recommend our Insurance Partner ProCycle Insurance.  Travel Insurance and/or Medical Aid details must be added to your Waiver document at registration and presented at Sign On or you will not be able to participate.

This event is suitable for modern road bikes only. Further information on bicycles and equipment can be found below.

 

 

Bicycles, Kit and Equipment.

 

Bicycles

The event is restricted to roadworthy, modern road bicycles only. Tandems and mountain bikes are not permitted.

We strongly recommended that your bike is fully serviced before the event.

If you are using disk brakes you must inform us no later than 18/02/2019 so that we can notify the mechanics and ensure we have the correct spare parts for you. Note that no bicycle is permitted to have unconventional handlebars including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, and cow bars.

 

Renting Bicycles

If you are planning on renting a bicycle, the demand in Cape Town at this time will be very high due to the Cape Town Cycle Tour, so we suggest you book quickly! We recommend Franschhoek Cycles, tel: +27 (0) 21 876 4956

 

Equipment

We have a full mechanics service for each group. This service headed up by HotChillee’s Head Mechanic Graeme Freestone-King. The service runs from fully fitted vans and thus most repairs will be able to be facilitated. The service is available to deal with bike repairs/failures and problems. There will also be spare bikes and numerous spare wheels. The service aims to cover the variety of wheel combinations covering 10 and 11 speed groupsets, disc and rim brakes, but outside of this standard we may not be able to offer on-the-road repairs. If you are in any doubt about the suitability of your bike then contact amy@hotchillee.com

When travelling we do recommend that you take a spare rear hanger for your bike. These days there are literally thousands of variations and you many find that having a spare whilst travelling gets you out of a tricky situation!

Please try and ensure that you are using new tyres and tubes as this greatly reduces the chance of puncture. Although we do have mechanical support for each group, we recommend you carry a spare tube and CO2 canister with you at all times.

 

Helmets & Shoes

Helmets complying with international safety standards are compulsory for the duration of the ride.  Furthermore, riders must use clip-in pedals and cycling shoes with appropriate cleats. Flat pedals and trainers are not permitted. If you need to purchase a helmet, shoes or pedals you can do so through our retail partner Sigma Sports.

 

Cycling Kit

It is recommended that you take 4 sets of cycling kit (jersey & padded shorts) and a plastic bag for the dirty clothes! At this time of the year in Western Cape the daytime temperature is 25-35 Deg Celsuis. Bear in mind that the morning can be cooler so bring warmers and you may even need a lightweight rain jacket at some point! You can purchase LeMarq/ HotChillee kit here!

 

If you are in any doubt about any of the above then please contact amy@hotchillee.com for more information.