Team Categories

Your team’s category is determined by the first six riders to cross the finish line of the Old Mutual Wealth Double Century, not by the make-up of the team when you enter. For the 2023 event, the categories will be Open, Mixed, Women and Tandem.

Open Team

A team consisting of all conventional cyclists, which does not fit any of the other classifications.

Mixed Team

A team where at least three women finish in the first six team riders across the finish line, failing which the team will be classified Open. (NB! The three women are NOT required to be in the top six at the intermediate checks)

Women’s Team

An all-women team finishing with between six and 12 riders.

Tandem Team

All team members must be on tandems, with no conventional bikes. Teams with conventional bikes and tandems combined will be given an official time, with an Open Team classification, but will not be eligible for any team prizes. (Only if there are more than six (6) teams participating as Tandem Teams, will prize money be awarded for this category).

Charles Milner Medal

The Charles Milner Medal celebrates the team spirit that is unique to the Old Mutual Wealth Double Century. It is named after one of the founders of the Double Century, who hosted the early events at Natte Valleij, his farm just outside Stellenbosch.

Teams that start and finish with all 12 riders, with the last rider finishing no more than 10 minutes later than the first, earn a special medal in addition to their normal finisher’s medal.

Different from previous years, the Charles Milner medals can be collected in Van Eeden street, shortly after you cross the finish line.

Team Seeding and Start Order

All teams will be seeded to ensure the slowest start first, and the fastest last. Click the button below to find your team’s start time.

Start times