Cyclists preparing to enter next year’s Takealot Berge & Dale road race can cash in on a discounted entry fee until Friday.
A 15% discount on the entry fee for the event has been offered by race organisers ASG Events, but the offer closes on November 30.
The national road classic on February 23 in Krugersdorp on Gauteng’s West Rand has proved popular with cyclists as it is a premier seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, which will be held on March 10 next year.
ASG Events chief executive Fritz Pienaar said they had put in place a number of incentives for an event which attracts around 4 000 riders annually.
“Besides being extremely good preparation for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, we have decided to keep the entry fee for 2019 the same as this year,” he said.
“On top of that, there is the early-bird discount, so we believe cyclists will get real bang for their buck if they enter before Friday.”
Entries are open to the public and the entry fee will revert to the full price on December 1. Entries close on February 13.
Pienaar said they had also been able to improve the safety aspect of the race, with the venue having been moved to the Silverstar Casino.
“The biggest consequence of this is that we won’t finish on the N14 highway as in previous years, making it much safer for all concerned.”
Besides the main race, there is also a distance of 60km.