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Race registration

Time:  08:00 until 12:00
Date:  Sunday, 3 September 2023
Location: Glenwood House School, George

Tented accommodation and camper van parking

Time: 14:00
Date:  Sunday, 3 September 2023
Location: Glenwood House School, George
Please note tented accommodation, as well as camper van parking areas, are accessible for occupation as soon as a rider has completed his/her registration.

Pre-Race briefing

Time: 13:45
Date: Sunday, 3 September 2023
Location: At the start line
Please note attendance is compulsory as vital information regarding the race will be communicated. 

Meals

The first meal included in your package will be served Sunday, 3 September 2023 (DINNER). Please note that you are responsible for your own meals before dinner.

Official prologue training

Time: 09:00 until 13:00
Date: Sunday, 3 September 2023
Location: Glenwood House School, George
Please note the prologue route will be open for official training purposes during the advertised times above. Only riders with their race number board will be allowed on the route during the training sessions. Riders without their boards will be removed from the course.

Prologue Start 

Time: 14:00 until 16:00
Date: Sunday, 3 September 2023
Location: Glenwood House School, George

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Prologue Prize giving

Date: Sunday, 3 September 2023
Time: 19:00

Daily race start (4 September 2023 until 9 September 2023)

Time: 08:00

Daily evening prize giving (4 September 2023 until 8 September 2023)

Time: 19:00 until 20:00

Final prize giving

Date: Saturday, 9 September 2023

Time: 13:00

What to bring

At race registration all riders will receive a container and this will be the only piece of luggage that will be transported between stage locations, so please ensure that all your belongings fit into this container. The race organisers will supply each rider with a comfortable mattress, but riders must supply their own sleeping bag, pillow and cover sheet. Please leave all valuables at home, the race organisers, and their partners, accept no responsibility for any lost or stolen goods.

What to bring for the ride:

A mobile phone

Fully charged and programmed with all the emergency numbers (supplied at race registration). Ensure that both riders carry a phone. Mobile phone charging facilities will be available at the race office.

First aid kit

Consisting of 1 x stretch bandage, 2 x dressings, adhesive plasters, foil survival blanket and sunblock with a minimum SPF factor of 20.

Bike repair tools

UST tyre repair kit, multi-tool, replacement derailleur hanger,
inflation device (pump, bombs etc).

Fluid

A minimum of 2.5L of fluid to be carried by each rider.

Clothing

Three sets of cycling clothing (ensure you invest in some good quality cycling shorts).

Supplements

Biogen food bars, chews, energy drink and tablets will be provided. If you use any other supplement brand, remember to bring it with you!

Eye protection

A pair of sunglasses.

Phone charger

What you will need at the race village:

Cash or credit card

Sleeping bag and cover sheet

Casual clothing

Slip slops

Torch / headlamp

Toiletries

Towel

Locks for your bag and tent

Laundry bag

Chamois cream

Mosquito repellent

Laundry service

Hat or cap for the unforgiving Karoo sun

Personal medication

Daily routine

05:00

Rise and shine

06:00

Bag check-in opens

06:00

Bike park opens

06:30

Breakfast starts

07:15

Start chute opens: Check-in

07:30

Breakfast finishes

07:30

Rider bag check-in closes

07:30

Secure bike park closes

07:55

Start chute closes: Seeded riders

08:00

Race starts

11:00

First riders arrive

11:00

Race medical facility opens

11:00

Rider bag check-out opens

11:00

Bike park opens

11:00

Bike wash opens

11:00

Showers open

Afternoon

12:00

Lunch starts

13:00

Race office opens

13:30

Sports massage opens

15:00

Lunch finishes

17:00

Rider bag check out closes

17:30

Race cut off – may vary daily at the discretion of the race commissaire

Evening

18:00

Dinner starts

19:00

Prize-giving

19:00

Dinner finishes

20:00

Race medical facility close

21:00

Showers close

21:00

Sports massage closes

22:00

Lights out

Supporter Packages

THE SUPPORTER PACKAGES BELOW ENABLE YOU TO SUPPORT YOUR FRIEND OR RELATIVE WHILE THEY RACE ACROSS THE KAROO.

TO PURCHASE PACKAGES, YOUR RIDING FRIEND MUST LOG IN TO ENTRY NINJA USING THEIR DETAILS TO COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION.

Meal Ticket : R4 500.00 

Come eat with us! Including breakfast, lunch and dinner for the duration of the race, this ticket also includes you in the evening prize giving and general festivity each night in the dining tent. All meals are included, from lunch on the Prologue to the Finisher’s Function on the final day of racing.

Adventure Supporter Package : R2 700.00

All supporters of the Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek Adventure presented by Biogen have the option of purchasing a 4 day supporter package which will include dinner from Tuesday, 5 Sept. 2023, to the Finisher’s Function on Saturday, 9 Sept. 2023.

Race Village Campsite: R3 000.00

Don’t feel like sleeping under canvas? This ticket, available to registered riders and their support, allows you to bring a Mobile Home for the week where you can park it in the supporter race village. Access will be granted from the 3rd of September 2023 until 8th of September 2023.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • One supporter village parking pass will allow one vehicle (a mobile home or standard vehicle with a caravan or camping trailer) into the designated area. Each pass holder will receive a vehicle sticker to be placed on your mobile home/vehicle to ensure access to this area. NO STICKER, NO ENTRY.
  • All 2023 supporter village parking areas will occupy a clearly marked area of 8m x 5m. Pass holders will be limited to this area only, and this will be strictly monitored to ensure that every pass holder’s space and privacy is respected.
  • Unfortunately, no one will be allowed to move any race village tents or mattresses around, so if you require additional tents at your camper, be sure to bring your own – just as long as your private village fits onto your allowed area!
  • Every supporter village parking area will give you access to the ablution facilities of the village, as toilets and showers will be within walking distance of your parking area.
  • Each mobile home will have access to one power point, situated no more than 30 meters from you parking area. Please bring adequate electrical cabling to ensure you can reach the power supply.
  • All mobile home parking pass holders will be within walking distance from the race village, dining area and chill zone, and will have access to filtered drinking water.
  • The local host will also have a laundry service available at the race office.
  • Each pass will grant one driver access to the supporter village parking area and race village by way of a dedicated race wristband provided to drivers at registration.
  • Only holders of valid meal passes will be allowed to enter the dining area and given access to daily catered meals. These passes are available to drivers at an additional cost and can be booked on this page, above.
  • A detailed map and directions to all supporter village parking areas will be provided at registration.
  • The supporter village parking pass provides riders and their support with an alternative accommodation option, and are not available to external service providers.
  • The supporter village parking pass is for accommodation only.

PLEASE NOTE

The official race service providers are strictly selected and have exclusivity within our village area. If a holder of this pass needs to have their bike serviced or receive physiotherapy/sports massage at their supporter village site, they will have to obtain written permission prior to the race from Bernard le Roux at bernard@dryland.co.za

Meals

Three scrumptious meals per day will be served, starting with lunch on Sunday, 3 September 2023. Hospitality comes courtesy of the local community with all the meals prepared locally with home cooked goodness.

Medical

The Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek presented by Biogen offers full medical service at each stage location. Traveling medical personnel, including a race doctor and paramedics, will also be available en-route to handle emergencies. Serious cases will be transferred to any of the local hospitals that offer a more comprehensive service.

Basic medical services are free, but the treatment of recurring injuries or pre-existing chronic conditions will be for the rider’s account. Supplies for daily strapping will be available at a cost to the rider. Please remember to carry the details of your medical insurance in case of hospitalisation.

Personal

Please bring your personal medication as prescribed by your doctor. We are riding through areas with lots of honey bees, so come prepared! Also, carry sunblock with a sun protection factor of at least 20 SPF.

Spectator point, Technical and Feeding zones

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Prize money

Download 2023 Prize Money HERE

To qualify for prize money and be recognized as an official category, each podium category must have at least 5 riders/teams. Participants who miss a stage prize giving ceremony will incur a 10% deduction from the total prize money. Missing the final prize giving ceremony will result in a 50% deduction.

Sport massage

EPT Recovery is a professional team of highly qualified massage therapists that specializes in sports recovery. As your official partner in recovery at Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek presented by Biogen, we encourage you to step up a gear for better performance and book your recovery massage TODAY. Together with EPT Recovery, you can take your ride to the next level where you will stand firm against the effects of fatigue.

We are excited to provide you with the following services to enhance your total experience at this world-class South African event;
Please Note, only Race approved Service Providers are allowed.

We offer the following:

Massage & Stretching

All event sports recovery massages are powered by the premium products of Deep Heat, Deep Relief and Deep Freeze for a maximised recovery effect.

Strapping and Taping

A taping service to aid and prevent injury. Secure, stabilise, and support an injured or painful area.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

A range of Compex devices on offer to help riders recover faster and perform better.

Bike Delivery

JOGGIE RAUTENBACH BICYCLE TRANSPORT

Relax and enjoy the race! Let us take care of your bicycle!

Bicycle transport from Pretoria and Johannesburg to the Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek presented by Biogen. We have a unique “roll in roll out” system and it is not necessary to take apart your bike.

To book your bike, please visit: www.bicycletransport.co.za

Contact: joggie@bicycletransport.co.za

EMAIL US FOR BIKE DELIVERIES

Bike Service

JP van Zyl is well known in cycling circles. Cycling is in his blood, so if you want to talk tech, he is your go-to guy. As the official bike technical service provider, he offers a very affordable maintenance option for the duration of the race and all bookings and payment can be done directly with him.

JP van Zyl – info@recycles.co.za
Please Note: Only race approved service providers are allowed.

Car drive service

Car drive service by Langenhoven Gimnasium. Your car will be collected at the race start and driven through to the race finish in Oudtshoorn. The cost of this service is R1 400.00 and can be added on your rider profile. Your car can also be taken to each race village. The cost of this service is R2 500.00. The school will be in contact after you have purchased this package to discuss arrangements.

For any questions or queries please contact:
Kalbas Nell
Cell: 076 934 2123
Email: kalbasnell001@gmail.com

free training plan by the threshold

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Race Rules

Cancellations & Refunds

  • Substitutions can be done (only until 18 August 2023) at a substitution fee of R750-00 (ZAR) per rider transferred.
  • Refunds up to 3 March 2023 at 75% of entry fee.
  • Refunds from 3 March 2023 till 3 June 2023 at 50% of entry fee.
  • No refunds after 3 June 2023.
  • Please note that only fully paid entries received by 3 July 2023 will receive the complimentary event apparel.
  • Entries are not transferable.
  • NO EXCEPTIONS (INCLUDING MEDICAL)

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