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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 (http://www.givemeachance.co.za). 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.”


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