Cyclists who plan ahead have a big incentive to enter the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship at Sun City in August with a 15% discount on offer for those who submit their names before March 2.
By beating the early-bird deadline, competitors will set themselves up for a memorable weekend in the Pilanesberg resort of Sun City when the race takes place on August 25 and 26.
With the feature race on the Sunday covering a distance of 103km, event organiser Mauritz Meyer said they were looking forward to a full weekend of cycling activities.
“For road cyclists there is also the 70km race on the Sunday, while the mountain bike events, which present 25km- and 50km-route options, fill the Saturday slot over the weekend festival,” he said.
He added that they wanted families to enjoy a weekend at one of South Africa’s iconic holiday spots.
“You can gain free access to Sun City and the Valley of Waves on the race days. Cyclists receive a Valley of Waves voucher at registration in their race pack.
“There is free entrance for vehicles into the Sun City resort before 6.30am on Sunday and 7.30am on Saturday.”
Celebrating its 21st anniversary, Meyer said it was one of the longest-running events on the South African calendar.
“We have raised R4-million for the Cancer Association of South Africa and we are again aiming to make a significant contribution.”
The organisers have introduced one minor change this time, hosting the event a week later than in previous years.
“This prevents a clash with the annual Marikana memorial activities,” said Meyer.
“It means cyclists will be able to get to Sun City without having to worry about using alternative routes this year.”