We’re excited to welcome Dan Craven, Songezo Jim and Karl Platt to the Cape Rouleur this Sunday!
In addition to riding the 5-day cycling tour through the beautiful Cape Winelands, the three athletes will act as mentors to the young riders competing as part of the HotChillee Rider Development Programme 2020.
Through its partnership with The Buffalo Foundation, HotChillee has helped support local cycling academies from across the Western Cape, with members from Kwano, Songezo Jim Cycling Academy, TSA Bonga.Org and Velokhaya either riding or working on the event. The 2020 Development Rider team includes:
With the support of the Western Cape Government, two members of this team will be selected to fly to the UK and compete in the Hotchillee LONDON-PARIS this July.
Also as part of HotChillee’s programme, 100 local cyclists will ride at the Young Rider Prologue on Sunday, where participants will compete for a place on next year’s programme and the opportunity to take part in HotChillee events in SA and Europe. Craven and Jim will host a Q&A with these young riders, sharing their experience of hailing from Africa and going on to gain success on the international cycling stage.
The Hotchillee Cape Rouleur is a 5-day cycling tour of the Western Cape, South Africa, starting in the host town of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands before riding with rolling road closures to the Cape Town Waterfront.
Stages range between 100 – 150km per day with riders finishing by mid-afternoon, leaving plenty of time for recovery sessions by the pool and fine dining at leisure in the evening.
Riders join one of three fully supported speed groups and ride through some of the most beautiful scenery in South Africa with rolling road closures, motorbike outriders, lead cars, HotChillee Ride Captains, mechanical and medical support.
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Glen is usually behind the scenes making sure that the Hotchillee Ride Captains and event participants have fully functioning bicycles to ride but he occasionally makes an appearance in front of the camera to share his wisdom. If he’s not fixing or building bikes he’ll be out riding in #SweetSussex. If you want to know anything about Cyclocross, Glen is the man to ask.
Consultant with British Cycling and author of the Road Cycling Performance Manual. Lover of cobbles, gravel and Siberian Pine – not so keen on climbs! Nik is the author of all of the Hotchillee Training Plans, Zwift workout files and regularly posts tips and advice on the Hotchillee app. He’s also the evil genius behind the now infamous Hotchillee Gain Train.
Adele has worked within the health and fitness industry for over 25 years starting with a ballet and dance background herself, she has progressed to training and teaching all styles of fitness and offers Pilates, barre & yoga. As a keen runner, Adele appreciates the need for a strong healthy body and mind and incorporates many elements of Pilates, yoga and barre into her own training to ensure her strength and stamina remain.