The Cape Rouleur covers 525km and 6,475m of climbing. It takes riders through the stunning South African scenery in the Western Cape passing sites such as Paarl Mountain, the Perdeberg National Reserve and Betty’s Bay. Riders are based out of one of the oldest towns in South Africa and the heart of gastronomy and wine in the country, Franschhoek. As with all HotChillee events, it is organised to bring enthusiasts as close to The Tour de France experience as possible, with motorbike outriders, lead and support vehicles from Vehicle Partner Hertz and constant access to masseurs and mechanics provided by Local Retail Partner, Cyclelab. The seeded groups will be led by experienced HotChillee Ride Captains.
As part of the entry to The Cape Rouleur, rider’s get an entry to The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, the world’s largest individually timed cycle race. This gives participants a full week of cycling, comprising the three stages of The Cape Rouleur, a relaxed, social 96km escorted ride into Cape Town through Durbanville and then the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour the following weekend, ending with finish line hospitality.
The Cape Rouleur takes place from the 4th – 8th March. For more information visit www.caperouleur.com.
The Cape Rouleur 2013 will be launched in May 2012.