With just under four weeks to go, cyclists and organisers alike are gearing up with anticipation for what is said to be one of the most exciting events on the South African cycling calendar this year. The 2017 SA National Road Championships will take place at Florida Farm Stall in Wellington in the Western Cape from 7-12 February.
The respected event crowns the National Champion in each chosen discipline, for their respective genders and age groups. Each category from (and including) Junior, under-23 and Elite, all the way through to Masters categories between the ages of 30 and 70+ stand a chance to earn the coveted SA National Champion Jersey. In addition, and for the first time in South Africa, there will also be a podium for the u23 Women category in line with the new UCI category for women’s cycling.
The Race Headquarters, Florida Farm Stall, is located in Paarl – a great justification for a trip to the Cape so soon in the New Year. In terms of accommodation, anywhere in the Paarl and Wellington region is recommended. There are superb venues around the area, but if you seek assistance, there is a variety of accommodation options available on the event page (see links below).
The Time Trial, Road Race and Para-cycling events will all be staged on the 12.7-kilometre “Lady Loch” circuit during the six-day competition.
Please note that those wishing to race on Tandems need to enter both participants into the event(s). Details of the paring also need to be sent through to email@example.com to ensure that the tandems are correctly paired on the start programme.
Final race distances per category will be announced shortly.
All participants who wish to take part must have a Full Racing Licence. To apply for a Full Racing Licence, click here: https://cyclingsa-events.co.za/app/
Entries for the 2017 SA National Road Championships are open and close on Wednesday 25 January. To enter, click here: https://cyclingsa-events.co.za/app/
For more information about the 2017 SA National Road Championships, route maps and accommodation, click here: https://www.cyclingsa.com/2017-sa-road-champs/