Cathy Doherty Bigara co-ordinates information from
local rider out training on the route of the UWCT final, with the intention of
giving overseas riders information on the route to aid their training and
following training rides are scheduled from 4ever Cycles, 39 Chief
Albert Luthuli Street.
A back up vehicle will be allocated to each ride that has been
scheduled, this is for the safety of our riders.
The rides will be at a training pace and could take up to 4 hours of
riding depending on the group.
There will be a fee of R35.00 per rider and all riders will need to be
at 4ever Cycles 30min prior to leaving time.
Monday 13th – 09.00am Wartburg Route 12.30pm Karkloof Midlands
Tuesday 14th – 09.00am Richmond Loop 12.30pm Wartburg Route
Wednesday 15th – 09.00am Wartburg Route 12.30pm Eston Loop
Thursday 16th – 09.00am Hillcrest Hill 12.30pm Wartburg Route
Friday 17th – 09.00am Wartburg Route 12.30pm Dargle Midlands
Saturday 18th – 08.00am Open (depends on group)
Sunday 19th REST
Monday 20th – Up Hill Dash 10.00am 7.65km end at The Old Main Brewery
– Lunch and Music
Tuesday 21st – Mt Verde Challenge 36km, 48km or 60km. 12km lap route
Hilton – Music 14h00 to 17h00.
Wednesday 22nd REST
Hope this gives you a good idea of what rides are available, some
rides may change route depending on riders.
I can be contacted on 074 0726268 or at 4ever Cycles
Tuesday 3 July
Two ladies went out and road the
second part of the 96km race yesterday and it was worth every minute
of every photo.
The photos start
from the cyclist in pink holding another bike. From where you turn
Right onto the Wartburg road you will have some easy riding until you
go over the Umgeni River. Some pictures show the that the road has
lots of holes and again there is sugar cane virtually the whole way.
From the bridge you start climbing and this will be for about 13km
there are two slight downs to recover but the road still continues up
right into Wartburg!
See some pictures like
Lakeview Chickens that is onto of the first hill and the white cross is the next
one, after that is the flags on the RHS then into Wartburg.
Friday 22 June
Pictures show some details
from the Alexandra start to Orthmann road intersection I have not
measures. From that intersection it starts to climb and this
continues for 6.6km till you get to the tower it then levels out for
about 2km the road surface is very uneven with many holes on the
left. Sugar cane there is lots on the left of the road and more so
as you ride but approaching the Table Mountain/Wartburg intersection
there is lots all over the road. From the Tower to the intersection
it is 8.8km, the last 300metres to the T junction is speed humps and
sugar cane!! You can see it on the pictures.
Tuesday 19 June
the GPS tracking and monitor information from Bradley Stroberg during
a training ride on the 96km course.