2016 SA NATIONAL ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The SA National Road Championships will once again be staged in KwaZulu–Natal with a four day competition programme over a five day period. The event dates are 10–14 February with the time trial competitions being staged on 10 and 11 February and the road races all happening on 13 and 14 February. There will be two competition sites in 2016 with the time trial taking place in the Wartburg / Noodsburg / Harburg area utilising the same time trial routes as were used for the 2015 African Continental Road Championships and the road races will be staged in the Westville (Durban) area using predominantly the same routes with some minor adjustments as were used when the national championships were last staged in Durban in 2014.
It is planned to stage both the time trial and road race competitions for the Para-cycling division in Wartburg on 10 and 11 February but this will be dependent on the technical aspects of the course meeting the requisite Para-cycling standards.
For those people only competing in the TT as well as the Para-cycling athletes, the Wartburg Hotel is ideally positioned.
Orion Hotels is offering an exceptionally good rate for the event, which is R350 per person per night sharing for dinner, bed and breakfast – the single rack rate will be higher but this can be ascertained from the hotel at the time of booking.
Enquiries and bookings can be made directly with the hotel and queries can be made at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and the telephone number is 033 503 1482. More details about the hotel can be found on the hotel website at www.wartburghotel.co.za.
All the rooms have been provisionally blocked for the event, so anyone making contact with them should indicate that they are making enquiries or bookings as part of the SA Road Championships.
Ekukanyeni is situated on a working sugar cane farm 3.4km on the Table Mountain Rd, 30 min from Wartburg and a 15 min drive from the centre of Pietermaritzburg. Drop-offs to sport events in and around Pietermaritzburg can be arranged for guests. Ideal for groups.
The farm house has:
- 6 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 3 Garages
- Spacious lounge
- Fully equipped kitchen with pantry
- Laundry room
- Wide shady veranda
- Large garden with trees
- Security (remote entrance and alarm)
- Farmers splash pool
Kitchen and bathrooms to be shared by guests. Wi-fi available DSTV dish guests to bring their own decoder and smart card.
Housekeeping R80 pd ( not available on Sundays and Public Holidays)
Contact details: Elmarie Thöle cell 082 374 9207; email: email@example.com
Who can take part
All participants must have a Full Racing Licence issued by Cycling SA. The following categories of riders can participate in the 2016 SA Road Championships:
- Elite, U23, Junior Men
- Elite, Junior Women
- U16 Boys and Girls (Cycling SA membership minimum requirement)
- Para-cycling categories
- Masters categories Men and Women
- 30-34 years
- 35-39 years
- 40-44 years
- 45-49 years
- 50-54 years
- 55-59 years
- 60-64 years
- 65-69 years
- 70+ Women
- 75-79 Men
- 80+ Men
- U10 Boys and Girls
- U12 Boys and Girls
- U14 Boys and Girls
Jersey and Medal categories (for Elite and Junior)
- Minimum 8 starters for jerseys and medals
Jersey and Medal categories (for U16 and Masters categories):
- Less than 3, no Championship medals
- 3 starters - bronze medal only
- 4 starters - bronze and silver medals only
- 5+ starters - gold, silver, bronze and jersey
- SA Champs FINAL TIME TRIAL-Startlist-Wednesday
- SA champs FINAL TIME TRIAL-Startlist-Thursday
- SA champs PARA-ROAD RACE-Startlist-Thursday
- SA Champs FINAL ROAD RACE-Startlist-Saturday & Sunday (updated 8.2.2016)
- 2016 Time Trial results - Day 1
- 2016 Time Trial results - Day 2
- 2016 Road Race results - Day 3
- 2016 Road Race results - Day 4
Time Trial - Wartburg
Road Race - M13 Westville
TT Bike measurements
Deep section wheels and disc wheel are permitted and this also applies to the U16 age group.
3. What is the correct weight for road bikes
The minimum weight of the bicycle (in working order) is 6.800 kg, considered without on-board accessories in place, that is to say those items that may be removed during the event. The bottles, on-board computers and GPS systems must be removed during the weight check. However, the bottle cages, fixture systems and clipped-on extensions area part of the bicycle and stay in place during the weighing.
4. The gauge must allow the following dimensions to be checked:
A) The 50mm distance between the tip of the saddle and the centre of the bottom bracket axle, with measurement marks displayed every centimetre as a minimum (Article 1.3.013),
B) The distance from the centre of the bottom bracket axle to the extremity of the handlebars; which must not exceed 750mm (Article 1.3.023),
C) The distance between the centre of the bottom bracket axle and the centre of the front wheel axle, which must be between 540 and 650mm (Article 1.3.016),
D) The distance between the centre of the bottom bracket axle and the centre of the rear wheel axle, which must be between 350 and 500mm (Article 1.3.016).
Figure 1 illustrates the measurements of the bicycle that the measuring jig must be able to assess, as defined in point 4:
Time Trial (24km circuit)
Road Race (17km circuit)
Road closure in Wartburg / Harburg will be from 08:00 to the end of the races each day with RTI escorted traffic flow between the Cool Air turnoff and Wartburg, and the Bruyns Hill Store and Wartburg. There will also be three motorbikes patrolling the other sections of road to maintain safety for the riders but also to assist any farmers' vehicles that need to get to different fields and areas.
Routes - distances, profiles and map
Time Trial (24km circuit)
- Elite, U23 Men (48km - 2 laps)
- Elite Women (24km - 1 lap)
- Altitude range 179m (Altitude from 880m to 1,059m)
- Total climb 618m
- Total descent 618m
- Junior Men (24km - 1 lap)
- Junior Women (24km - 1 lap)
- Altitude range 181m (Altitude from 907m to 1,088m)
- Total climb 287m
- Total descent 282m
Time Trial (15km circuit)
Time Trial (10km circuit)
Road Race (17km circuit)
Start on the M13 Westbound 250m after the Blair Athol off ramp. Continue on the M13 to where the M13 meets the M13 off ramp from the N3 and make a U-turn and head back on the M13 Eastbound all the way to 45th Cutting. At the 45th Cutting traffic lights, make a U-turn and head on the M13 Westbound to the start/finish in Westville (18km circuit).
2015 SA National Road Championships