Road Safety

During the Race

Know your starting time and starting group – STARTING IN/WITH THE WRONG GROUP WILL LEAD TO DISQUALIFICATION!!

Although there are water points on the route, make sure to carry your own water and sufficient energy drinks.

On the 175km route take NOTE and care at the TUNNEL CYCLIST HAVE RIGHT OF WAY. Although there will be lighting inside the tunnels – remember to TAKE OFF YOUR SUNGLASSES.!!

Note the “Cat eyes and potholes” on the route, around the turns and even on the straight tar surfaces. Abide to normal road rules and keep left at all times.

All potholes will be brightly marked if  there are any.

GOOD NEWS!! The bridge after Schoemansdal is eventually fixed and no more cobblestone area.

ROAD SAFETY – VEHICLES.

NB! NO VEHICLES will be allowed between cyclists.

Vehicles traveling on the route should be either be before or after the traffic vehicles.

Only vehicles with OFFICIAL SUPPORT(ER) STICKERS will be allowed on route REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE WITH ENTRY ONLY – NO STICKERS AVAILABLE ON RACE WEEKEND

ZERO TOLERANCE will be applied as to increase the safety of our cyclist. REMEMBER cyclist have right of way, therefore after all cyclist have passed (a sweeper vehicle will follow the cyclists), offenders will be taken off the route and prosecuted.

ALL supporters vehicles must leave 20 minutes before the start of each stage.

OFFICIAL VENUE – HIGH SCHOOL LOUIS TRICHARDT HOCKEY FIELD

Ample secure parking will be available from Friday (7th June 2019) from 12:00 at High School Louis Trichardt.

Come and join in the festival vibe! Stalls and beer garden available all weekend.

 

The 70km and 35km PRE-ENTRY RACE ONLY will start and happen in and around High School Louis Trichardt.

After the Race

Participants crossing the finish line – collect your special medal at the venue entrance.

 The traditional potjieskos  there will be ready for prize giving and there is a vegetarian option this year t00  and will be served from about 18:00.

EXTRA POTJIEKOS TICKETS – AVAILABLE ONLINE WITH ENTRY ONLY – NO TICKETS AVAILABLE ON RACE WEEKEND.

Enjoy a snack form one of the many stalls.

Stay for the prize-giving and entertainment.

Road Closures

ROAD CLOSURE

Saturday 8th June 2019 Road closed at 06:00

ROAD                                                                    TIME CLOSED

Intersection to N1 traffic circle                     06:00 to 08:30

Rissik Street and Anderson Street              06:00 to 17:00 (road regulated)

Witvlag & Blugumspoort turn-off               06:00 to 09:00

Musina turn-off                                               06:00 to 11:00

Dzanani/Nzhelele turn-off                           06:00 to 09:00

R521 Alldays to Vivo                                       09:00 to 14:00 (road regulated)

Buysdorp/Tshikwarani                                   07:00 to 16:00 (road regulated)

Tshikota (road regulated)

Vivo entrance (road regulated)

Louis Trichardt Entrance (road regulated)

Ambulances will be at each stage in between and at main venue.

Traffic lead vehicles leaves 20 minutes before race starts to make sure road is clear and safe before every start. and will followed by Police, then another traffic vehicle behind each group.

 

Roads will open as soon as sweeper vehicle has come passed. REMEMBER CUT-OFF TIMES APPLY

Thank you to the following people that make our cycling races SAFER!

BestMed Road Rangers

Local Community Police and Traffic Control ( Makhado, Dzanani, Waterpoort,Alldays, Vivo, Buysdorp and loads more offices and police personal)

Limpopo Provincial Police and Traffic Control

SANRAL

Makhado Municipality

All our Emergency Response Team

All our local communities pitching in as Marshalls and helpers at each stage

 

These are the people that take the time to make sure each cyclist is save on the roads.

 

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