After what seems to have been a very long and cold January here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are more than ready for a spot of cycling action in warmer climes, and with just over six weeks to go until the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour 2017 gets underway, now is the perfect time for a warm up event such as the famous 99er, which is set to take place in the Western Cape on Saturday 11th February.
Part of the Western Province Cycling Summer League, and an Official Seeding Event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018, the 19th Ninety Niner Cycle Tour is the first race of South Africa’s 2017 cycling season, and if you want to stretch your legs in the great outdoors after several months on your home trainer, this could be the perfect race for you!
Image courtesy of the 99er Cycle Tour
While nowhere near as big as the Cape Town Cycle Tour (which hosts almost 40,000 riders each year), the 99er Cycle Tour still attracts a good number of national and international cyclists, who can choose between a 64km or 102km route that will take them around the beautiful Western Cape, quite possibly to areas they have never cycled before.
Not for the fainthearted, the 99er Cycle Tour includes not one, but two legendary climbs, and according to the event organisers, once you have conquered Vissershok and Odendaal “anything is possible”!
A great value race for international cyclists, the 99er Cycle Tour Cape Town costs just R240.00 per person for a 64km entry and R330.00 for a 102km entry, and so even if you decide to go for the ‘full monty’ you’ll still only have to fork out around £20 for a well organised race!
We’ll be cycling the 99er for the first time in 2017… will you? If so, drop us a line and let us know!