The Cape Rouleur 2013 Entries In High Demand
by Henry Peacock
The 120 places on the Cape Rouleur 2013 sold out the day entries opened, exceeding expectations of demand for the newest addition to HotChillee’s Global Events Series. Due to this high demand, HotChillee has increased places by 25 per cent. Entry only places sold out immediately, so a limited number of entry only places will be made available at midday on Tuesday.
475km Of The Finest Parts Of The Cape
Following a successful test event earlier this year, the second edition of the three Stage Cape Rouleur will take place on 3rd to 7th March 2013. It will cover approximately 475km and 6,475m of climbing over three Stages, taking riders through stunning South African scenery in the Western Cape. It passes sites such as Paarl Monument, the Perdeberg National Reserve and Betty’s Bay. During the event Franschhoek, the heart of gastronomy and wine in the country, becomes the riders’ race village and provides the perfect setting to relax and socialise after a hard day in the saddle. Following the third stage there will be a Celebration Dinner for riders and guests and a Festival Ride on 7th March back to Cape Town.
As part of the entry, riders will also receive a place with seeded entry and finish line hospitality on South Africa’s Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour (10th March), the world’s largest individually timed cycle race, giving riders a full week of cycling. Sven Thiele, founder of HotChillee says: “The 2012 test event was a great success and we’ve received the backing of Western Cape politicians, police and locals. The Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Minister Winde has even bought a bike to ride with us in 2013. We’re passionate about cycling and about providing other enthusiasts with an unforgettable, safe and fun experience. The Cape Rouleur is set in a stunning location and with professional mountain-biker Karl Platt and Triple Crown winner, Stephen Roche already down to ride in 2013, it’s going to be a great few days in the saddle.”
Karl Platt Will Be Riding The Event
The event has three local charity partners, including Christel House, a charity working to bring children out of poverty, JAG foundation, which offers mentoring, coaching and physical activities to expel drug and alcohol abuse in South Africa and Lumo Hawk, the charity started by Joel Stransky supporting educational efforts in South Africa, such as paying school fees for HIV orphans.
To find out more about
The Cape Rouleur
- 03/03/2013 - Cape Town
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