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The Rainmaker Rollercoaster

06/10/2018 - Swellendam - Multi-Day

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The Rainmaker RollerCoaster, the world's first seven-day point to point gravel stage race, will take place from 6-12 October 2018 in the Western Cape, South Africa.

The Rainmaker RollerCoaster is the latest offering from HotChillee, the cycling event group behind the renowned LONDON-PARIS and Cape Rouleur races. HotChillee has embraced the growing phenomenon of gravel riding over the past three years and have joined forces with digital disrupter Rainmaker Solutions, the title sponsor of the inaugural event.

The Rainmaker RollerCoaster offers riders the chance to race 550km with 8000m of climbing from Swellendam to the coastal resort of Plettenberg Bay. Riders can take part in teams of two or can ride in small groups supported by the HotChillee Ride Captains. The event will be open to mountain bikes as well, but the parcours will suit the speed of a gravel bike. There will be jersey and age category awards.

Stage details:

Saturday 6 October: Stage 1 - Swellendam (Prologue) (16km/135m)

Sunday 7 October: Stage 2 - Swellendam - Swellendam (57km/1150m)

Monday 8 October: Stage 3 - Swellendam - Riversdale (107km/2000m)

Tuesday 9 October: Stage 4 - Riversdale - Calitzdorp (109km/2100m)

Wednesday 10 October: Stage 5 - Calitzdorp - Oudtshoorn (53km/350m)

Thursday 11 October: Stage 6 - Oudtshoorn - Knysna (140km/2150m)

Friday 12 October: Stage 7 - Knysna - Plettenberg Bay (74km/1650m)

Registrations open: 14:00 GMT, Tuesday 5 June 2018

Entry cost start from: 12,950 ZAR (single occupancy two-man tent with all meals)

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Swellendam
Address Line 2 Western Cape
Town South Africa
Event Facilities
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details

Organiser Details
Name HotChillee Ltd
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County Antrim

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