Fun for all at Stellenbosch family cycling day

With bunting snapping, music pumping and the smell of boerie rolls in the air, the Town Hall at the heart of historic Stellenbosch will be the focal point on Saturday (30 November) of one of Stellenbosch Cycling’s last “showstopper” events of 2013 – a whole fun-filled family day of street races for kids, moms, dads and other amateurs as well as some of SA’s top cyclists.
Officially billed as a Professional Road Cycling Criterion & Kids Street Races, the event has been arranged in partnership with the National Cycling Academy and will also help create awareness for a local charity, the Give Me a Chance Children’s Foundation ( The main sponsor is the Chas Everitt International property group, supported by the Viglietti Motors Ferrari dealership, JC le Roux, the Alluvia Wine Estate and Ecotech.
Criteriums – or “crits” as they are termed in the cycling fraternity – are timed bike races consisting of several laps around a short course (usually less than 5km), often laid out on blocked-off city streets, and they are really entertaining to watch as you can see how your favourite contestants are doing and cheer them on each time they come around.
This particular crit course has been laid out along parts of Plein, Church, Andringa and Van Ryneveldstreets and the event is expected to draw hundreds of participants of all ages on bikes of all sizes, types and shapes, as well as thousands of supporters, spectators and VIP guests. A top DJ is also being flown in to provide the “beats” for the event.
There will be prizes awarded to the winners of each race before the next begins and the programme will start at 14:30 with a 15-minute race for children under-10 on any bicycle, accompanied by a parent.
The rest of the schedule is as follows:
*15:00 – Children under 14 (primary school) – 20 minutes, no accompaniment;
*15:30 – u/16 and over-40 amateurs on mountain bikes – 20minutes;
*16:00 – u/16 and over-40 amateurs on road bikes – 20minutes;
*16:35 – u/19 on mountain bikes– 30minutes;
*17:10 – u/19 on road bikes– 30minutes;
*17:45 – Over 30's on road bikes– 30minutes;
*18:20 – Ladies on road bikes– 30minutes;
*19:00 – Elite riders on road bikes– 30minutes.
The Elite riders category will include many of SA’s top cyclists who will be in Stellenbosch to take part in Die Burger Road ride the following day.
The exciting prizes will include iPads, top wines, accommodation packages and cash for the winners of the Ladies and Elite categories. The entry fees are R50 for school children and R100 for all other contestants and these are payable on the day.
Berry Everitt, MD of the Chas Everitt International property group, says sponsorship of the event is a great opportunity to help raise funds for the Give Me a Chance Foundation, which it has supported for the past two years. “This organisation does fantastic work in opening doors for less fortunate young people who already have great drive and courage but need help to access the right educational opportunities.
“As a real estate company, we are of course privileged to share the hopes and dreams of many families and young people across the country, and we are constantly impressed by how positive and innovative and determined South Africans are, even in the face of great obstacles.”

  Comment on this Article

  Please login to post comments

Post to my facebook wall
Characters remaining

    Latest Property News
    • 21 Jun 2018
      Anyone who’s ever been involved in a building project that’s gone wrong will appreciate the importance of adequate insurance cover in the construction industry.
    • 21 Jun 2018
      A recent news story about a blind tenant caught in a legal battle with his body corporate over letters and notices he was unable to read and consequently comply with has raised the question: what are the legal obligations for landlords with disabled tenants?
    • 21 Jun 2018
      A trend that’s taken the world by storm in recent years is that of hygge (pronounced: hue-guh), a Danish concept that is about creating intimacy, connecting with loved ones and taking pleasure in small, ordinary things.
    • 20 Jun 2018
      Buying or selling real estate isn’t as easy as it is portrayed sometimes, especially if there is a death of a party during the transaction which can make it awkward, tricky and inconvenient.
    • 20 Jun 2018
      With interest rates remaining at historic lows and banks continuing to compete for mortgage finance business, first-time buyers with funds at their disposal are currently well-placed to gain that initial foothold on the property ladder, particularly in the light of the slightly lower growth rates currently experienced in residential property values.
    • 20 Jun 2018
      The average size of bond granted in SA has grown 7,7% in the past 12 months to R934 000, according to BetterBond, the country’s biggest bond originator.
    • 19 Jun 2018
      In the current market, letting out a property can be a good option as rental demand remains strong, especially in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. This is according to Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop. However he says that before homeowners let their property out, there are five key points they should make sure are covered before they market the property for rent and sign any lease agreements.
    • 19 Jun 2018
      The Capetonian dream is to live by the ocean with the iconic mountain making an appearance somewhere in the horizon. But, that dream comes with a hefty price tag that many simply cannot afford. But, should you venture some kilometres out of the city centre, entirely new realms of beachside bliss await you …
    Subscribe to the MyProperty Newsletter

    Last Name  
    Email Address  
    Email Frequency
    Share this Page

    For Sale Property
    Rental Property
    More Options
    Connect with us