From 6 November - 8 November 2020

Cape Classic 380 Routes

The Cape Classic will be based in Montagu, in the Western Cape on the famous Route 62, each day starting at the Mimosa Lodge, Church Street.

DAY DISTANCE ELEVATION
Day 1: The Koo Valley 100km 1500m
Day 2: The Tradouws 160km 1870m
Day 3: Robertson - Bonnievale loop 105km 830m

TIMETABLE

For a detailed event schedule please download the timetable here or scroll to the bottom of the page.

Day 1 The Koo Valley - out and back

6 November 2020 7:00 am Start from Mimosa Lodge

Riders will assemble at the start venue and ride up the majestic Koo valley where the formidable Burgers and Rooihoogte passes await. In between two climbs will be a light hearted time trial of 7.5kms for those who wish to compete for the sponsor's prizes and also to beat the sponsor's own average speed record of 52.9kmph set in 2018. The Stage is 100km long and involve a total climb of 1500m. We will ride as a peloton but given the nature of the climbs and descents some splintering of the groups will be inevitable.

A little known but beautiful valley, little used but with good road surfaces provides two challenging climbs on the way out and a lightning fast descent on the way back to a water point at Oupa Batt se Winkel. Then a 39km cruise back to Montagu for lunch and jersey presentations.

Day 1: 100km distance, 1500m elevation

Day 2 The Tradouws

7 November 2020 7:00 am Start from Mimosa Lodge

We head out of Montagu again through the Cogmans Kloof Pass and turn left before Ashton towards Swellendam At 35km we join the final part of the Coronation Double Century route passing over Bakoondhoogte Pass and those rolling roads. Negotiating Swellendam with the assistance of Swellendam Provincial Traffic department will see us on the N2 before turning for Suurbraak and the stunning Tradouw Pass. After turning left onto the R62 a further 12km will see us at our lunch stop at Joubert-Tradauw wine farm. Straight after lunch comes the climb of Op de Tradouw and its fast descent towards Montagu. The longest stage at 160km and 1870m of climbing will be challenging but rewarding.

Day 2: 160km distance, 1870m elevation

Day 3 A Cruise around the Breede River

8 November 2020 7:00 am Start from Mimosa Lodge

The ride will be through the picturesque Breede River valley in a loop from Montagu out towards Robertson and returning via the outskirts of Bonnievale. The stage is 105km and involve a less daunting 830m of climbing. The ride will be in a peloton with a designated Points Jersey section prior to our waterpoint stop at Bonnievale Cellars. We’ll cross the Breede River twice, once via a trestle bridge and once over a drift bridge. Given the river valleys we will be going through the riding is mostly through lush rolling terrain, although we do have a finish climb over Remhoogte on our return towards Ashton. Finishing in Montagu at the Kloof Padstall for a champagne reception, lunch and prize giving.

Day 3: 105km distance, 830m elevation

TIMETABLE

Date Time / Distance What Where
5th November 2020 From 19.00 Registration / sign on Mimosa Lodge

19 Church St, Montagu

  20.00 Briefing Mimosa Lodge
       
6th November 2020 07.00 Stage 1 - Roll-out Church Street, Montagu
  24km KOM 1 Burgers Pass, 7km
  31.5km 7.5km Time Trial Concordia School
  39km Water / Coffee/ Food Oupa Batt Se Winkel
  40km KOM 2 Rooihoogte Pass, 9km
  59km Water / Food Oupa Batt Se Winkel
  12.15

98km

Lunch / Jersey Presentation

Stage 2 Briefing

Mystic Tin, 38 Bath St
  From 14.00 Massage Montagu Four Seasons B&B, 56 Bath St
  18.00 Drinks Mimosa Lodge
       
7th November 2020 07.00 Stage 2 - Roll-out Church Street, Montagu
  35km Points Jersey, Flagged section “Third sister” - R60 for 13.7 km
  09.00

49km

Water / Coffee/ Food Keurbomen Cheese Shop, R60
  82km KOM 3 Tradouw Pass, 6km
  12.30 110km Lunch Joubert Tradauw Winery, R62
    Water Point Op de Tradouw
  160km Arrival Montagu
  From 15.30 Massage Montagu Four Seasons B&B, 56 Bath St
  19.00 for 19.30 Braai

Stage 3 Briefing

Jersey Presentation

TT Winners Presentation

Mimosa Lodge, 19 Church Street
       
8th November 2020 07.00 Stage 3 - Roll-out Church Street, Montagu
  34km Water only R317, Saratoga
  40.5km Points Jersey, Flagged section R317, Steel Bridge , 14km
  58km Water/Food Bonnievale Cellars
  105km Arrival

Drinks Reception, Lunch & Presentation

Kloof Padstal, 1 Lang St, Montagu

Accommodation

We are pleased to have partnered with the Mimosa Lodge for 2020, who are offering participants a 15% discount on their standard rates. Follow this link and use the Code “CCC” to secure your booking & discount.

The Montagu tourist association is very helpful - contact them on 023-614-2471 for advice on options in Montagu.

Food

A delicious packed lunch will be provided everyday during or at the end of the Stage and will be sourced from a local supplier.
Included in the entry fee is a Saturday night braai at Mimosa Lodge.

Sore Legs

Masseuses from Transforma Life will be available at the end of each ride to help get those legs in shape for the next day.
To secure your massage contact Natasha Theron on natstheron@gmail.com

Registration/ Briefing

This will take place on the evening of Thursday 5 November 2020 at 20.00 at the Mimosa Lodge, Montagu.

Find Mimosa Lodge here

The event will open for entries on 3rd April 2020.

Early bird entries retained at 2018 prices (yes!) limited to the first 25 on a first come first served basis.
Early bird entries will close on 1 July 2020.

Also for 2020, a Team Entry option will be available for teams of 5 riders at R18,000 per team,
equating to R3,600 per rider.

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