- Before The Race
- Race Day Information Centre
- Special Offers
- Terms & Conditions
One of the changes to the 2020 event is that teams will need to be self-sufficient, there will be no feed zones set up on the route. There will be bike mechanics on the first half of the PPA DC route that will only be able to provide basic mechanical assistance to cyclists who are not being supported by their team support vehicles. The second half of the route, from Ashton onwards, cyclists will need to be self-sufficient or supported by their team support vehicles.
There is one neutral zone on the PPA Double Century route:
Montagu to Ashton, which includes the Ashton Team Support Zone.
Bonnievale Cellars Team Support Zone will be the last feeding opportunity for teams.
The neutral zone will start in Van Riebeeck Road, Montagu, and end as cyclists exit the Team Support Zone in Zandvliet Road, Ashton. This neutral zone includes Van Riebeeck Road, the whole of Cogmanskloof Pass and the town centre of Ashton. Cyclists will pass over a timing mat in Van Riebeeck Road to clock out. From here, they will have up to 45 mins of neutral time to traverse the neutral zone, meet up with their support vehicle and refuel in the team support zone. No cyclist is permitted to exceed an average speed of 30km/h in the neutral zone between the timing mats in Van Riebeeck Road and the beginning of the Ashton team support zone, in Zandvliet Road. Any cyclist found exceeding this average speed limit will incur a time penalty of 30 minutes for their entire team. Timing mats between Van Riebeeck Road and the beginning of Zandvliet Road will be used to monitor the average speed.
Total time allocated from the start of the neutral zone to the exit of the Team Support Zone in Ashton is 45 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 5th cyclist crosses the timing mat at the beginning of the neutral zone in Van Riebeeck Road, 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.
Team Support Vehicles will be allowed to follow and support their teams when leaving the Ashton Team support zone. No feeding is allowed on route.
The Team Support Zone is on the R317, approximately 2.7km from Bonnievale Cellars.
No time will be allocated to this stop. This will be the last opportunity for the Support team to feed their riding team.
This section of road is closed to public vehicles. Only front- and back-accredited support vehicles will be allowed access.
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!