- Before The Race
- Race Day Information Centre
- Special Offers
- Terms & Conditions
There will be bike mechanics on the Old Mutual Wealth Double Century route that will only be able to provide basic mechanical assistance to cyclists. It is up to each cyclist to ensure they have enough emergency spares spread across their team members to manage any mechanical trouble. This year, there will also be 4 mechanical support vehicles, kindly sponsored by Old Mutual Wealth, strategically placed at locations along the route.
There are two neutral zones on the Old Mutual Wealth Double Century route:
The neutral zone will start as you exit Cogmanskloof Pass. Unlike the last few years, the pass will be a timed part of the race.. Riders will cross a timing mat just before the intersection of the R60/R62 to “clock out”.
From here, you will have up to 40 minutes of neutral time to traverse the neutral zone through the town of Ashton and meet up with your support vehicle and refuel in the Team Support Zone.
The team’s time will stop once the team’s sixth cyclist crosses the timing mat at the beginning of the neutral zone and will start again when the first cyclist of the team crosses the timing mat at the end of the Team Support Zone in Ashton. Zandvliet Road is closed to public vehicles. Only front-and-back accredited support vehicles will be allowed access.
The Team Support Zone is on the R317, approximately 2.7km from Bonnievale Cellars. Total time allocated from the start of the Team Support Zone to the end is up to 30 minutes. This time will NOT count towards the team’s total riding time if all rules are adhered to. The team’s time will stop once the team’s sixth cyclist crosses the timing mat at the beginning of the Team Support Zone on the R317 and will start again when the first cyclist of the team crosses the timing mat at the end of the Team Support Zone.
This section of the road is closed to public vehicles. Only front-and-back accredited support vehicles will be allowed access. It will take approximately 30 minutes for the team’s support vehicles to get from the Ashton Team Support Zone to the Bonnievale Team Support Zone. Furthermore, it will take the fastest teams approximately one hour to get from Ashton to Bonnievale.
Team support drivers must save the following emergency numbers in their phones for race day:
Emergency Number: 087 820 5605
When calling with an emergency on race day, please ensure you have the following information available:
You MUST remain at the location of the incident until help arrives!