After the launch of the Cape Classic 380 in 2014, the event has attracted those looking for a multi-stage road event and has become particularly popular with local triathletes and those undergoing a training programme building up to the Coronation Double Century.
This year the event is set to take place from 9 – 11 November 2018. This is a challenging, superbly organized fun 3-day cycling event based in Montagu in the Western Cape for amateur enthusiasts looking for a friendly event with an optional competitive angle.
The event founder, Andrew Selby, is moving on to new pastures and has passed the event on to Craig Edwards of Cape Cycle Tours under whose “Captainship” the event will continue.
The event will retain the founder’s ethos of being a relaxed and informal affair, but the event stalwarts, of which there are a number, bring their own competition and old rivalry into the race sections. However some changes are planned to the previous 3 day format.
The complete Coronation Double Century route will be comprised within the routes of Days 2 and 3 and the logistical challenges of the transfer to and from Ceres of previous editions will be avoided. On Saturday evening an optional braai with complimentary wine is planned and at the finish on Sunday, there will be a champagne style celebration and prize giving at the Kloof Padstal, Montagu.
To create a bit of fun and to satisfy the riders a competitive spirit, there will be jerseys awarded for winners of the designated Points and King of the Mountains sections.