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 1: The Koo Valley||100km||1500m|
|Day 2: The Tradouws||160km||1870m|
|Day 3: Robertson - Bonnievale loop||105km||830m|
For a detailed event schedule please download the timetable.
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 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 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.
AccommodationWe 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This will take place on the evening of Thursday 5 November 2020 at 20.00 at the Mimosa Lodge, Montagu.
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