WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Pre-Race Number Collection

Pre-Race Number Collection will take place at the following venues:

  • ASG Concept Store Olympus Village: Thursday 20 February 09:00 – 17:00
  •  ASG Pop Up Store, LEVEL 4, Shop 16C Middle Mall Hyde Park Shopping Centre (Near to the Clicks entrance), Johannesburg: Friday 21 February 09:00 – 17:00

Late entries will be accepted for the event at the following registration venues:

  • ASG Concept Store Olympus Village: Thursday 20 February 09:00 – 17:00
  • ASG Pop Up Store, LEVEL 4, Shop 16C Middle Mall Hyde Park Shopping Centre (Near to the Clicks entrance), Johannesburg: Friday 21 February 09:00 – 17:00

Important note: A penalty of R60 will be applicable for all distances for mountain-bike as well as road events.

No seeding for late entries. Riders who enter late will start in the non-seeded groups

“When your legs scream stop and your lungs are bursting, that’s when it starts. That’s the hurt locker. Winners love it in there”
Chris McCormack

Entry Fee

Road Classic:

109km: R390
60km: R260

Entries close at 23h59 on 12 February 2020

Proof of CSA License or Affiliation

You will be required to produce your valid CSA license, proof of Provincial or Club affiliation at registration or you will be required to purchase an event license at registration for R 35.00

Seeding

Seeding of the events is done according to the ASG Cycle National Seeding Index for all online entries and pre-entries received and paid before relevant closing dates.

Please note that if you haven’t taken part in an ASG event, you can go onto the ASG Event site and can select an event from one of our predetermined external (non ASG) events, which took place within the last year, and add in your details and finishing time.
The system will automatically calculate your seeding based on the finishing time and nature of the event.

If you are already ranked on the ASG Seeding system, you can also add in your results from these non ASG Events if you have taken part in them and feel they will improve your seeding.

CLICK HERE for Seeding!

“When my legs hurt, I say: “Shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do!”
Jens Voigt

Timing

Timing results for the road event to be done by RaceTec.

Each entrant must be in the possession of a RaceTec timing chip to receive timing.

Each cyclist must carry the RaceTec timing chip for the duration of the event.

RaceTec timing chips will be for sale at the registration venues as well as at the start at a cost of R150.00

NO CHIP: NO RESULTS, NO PRIZE MONEY, NO TROPHY.

“The cyclist is a man half made of flesh and half of steel that only our century of science and iron could have spawned.” — Louis Baudry de Saunier, 19th-century French author

Prize Giving

Prize giving for the road classic will start at the finish line at 11:00 or as soon after results dependant.

Prize Money

109km: Elite & U/23 Mens and Elite Ladies
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
R3000 R2000 R1000 R800 R500

Hotspot Winner: R500

KOM Winner: R500

109km: Junior Men*
1st 2nd 3rd
R800 R500 R300
109km: Vet Men 30+, Vet Men 40+, Vet Men 50+*
1st 2nd 3rd
R1500 R1000 R500
109km: Tandem Men/Ladies/Mixed*
1st 2nd 3rd
R1000 R750 R500
60km: Junior Girls*
1st 2nd 3rd
R800 R500 R300
60km: U/17 & U/15 Boys/Girls*
1st 2nd 3rd
R300 R200 R100
T&C's

No prize money will be handed to winners before the prize giving, regardless of circumstance.

You will forfeit the prize money / trophy if you are not present at the prize giving.

**Prize money will be replaced with Vouchers of the same Rand value.

There must be at least 3 participants in a particular category for eligibility of Prize money to be paid. Prize money will only be paid to the 1st place finisher, in the event that 3 (three) or less riders finish in that category, and Prize money paid to the top 3 (three) finishers in the event that 4 (four) or more riders complete the event for that category.

Road Safety

NO HELMET NO RIDE

Ample Lead and sweep vehicles will be available as well as a strong contingent from Metro Police and the infamous Road Rangers.

All participants are deemed to have acquainted themselves with the rules and regulations and are bound to them.

Cyclists must at all times obey the instructions of the traffic officers and marshals and comply strictly with the rules of the road, unless authorized to the contrary by a traffic officer or a marshal.

Failure to comply will lead to disqualification.

Frequently Asked Questions

LATE ENTRIES

Late line entries will only be accepted at the registration venues as indicated, not on the day of the race.

Urgent note:A penalty fee of R60 will be applicable for all distances.

No seeding for late entries, you will be seeded in the non-seeded groups

SUBSTITUTION OF NUMBERS / CHANGES OF DISTANCES

No cyclist may use another person’s cycling number.

If you are unable to cycle, someone may take your place with a letter of authorization from you.

Your entry fee will not be refunded and the substitute participant will be required to pay a fee of R60-00 over and above the applicable entry fee.

Distance changes will be treated as a substitution.

No substitutions will be allowed on race day, regardless of circumstance.

Your entry fee will not be refunded.

TANDEMS

Each rider must complete a separate entry form or enter as required.

Please fill in your tandem-partner’s name and ID.

Both Tandem riders must wear RaceTec timing chips to have a result and seeding for the event.

PARKING AND TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS

Ample parking will be available at Protearif Primary School. Please follow the signage and instructions from parking marshals.

STARTING TIMES

Cyclists must attach their race numbers to their lower back. They must be in their starting blocks 15 minutes before their starting time to hear all the announcements and information about the route and road conditions. Please read the signs indicating the various starting groups, and stay in the correct starting block.

Takealot Berge & Dale 2020 Number Ranges & Start Times
109km (White)        
Prefix Start No End No Start Time Category
1 100 06h00      CSA Lic Elite & U23 Men
101 150 06h00     CSA Lic Junior Men
VA 151 250 06h05      CSA Lic Vet Men 30+
VB 251 400 06h10     CSA Lic Vet Men 40+
VC 401 550 06h15      CSA Lic Vet Men 50+
551 600 06h20 CSA Lic Elite Ladies
TL 601 630 06h30      Tandem
TB 601 630 06h30      Tandem
AL 631 830 06h35      Open/Seeded
BL 831 1030 06h40      Open/Seeded
CL 1031 1230 06h45 Open/Seeded
DL 1231 1430 06h50      Open/Seeded
EL 1431 1630 06h55      Open/Seeded
FL 1631 1830 07h00 Open/Seeded
GL 1831 2230 07h05 Open/Seeded
         
60km (Pastel Blue)        
Prefix Start No End No Start Time Category
 + 5001 5050 07h35      CSA Lic Junior Girls, U17 Boys & Girls and U15 Boys 
TS 5051 5080 07h40   Tandem
TB 5051 5080 07h40   Tandem
AM 5081 5330 07h45 Open/Seeded
BM 5331 5580 07h50 Open/Seeded
CM 5581 5780 07h55     Open/Seeded

 

WATER POINTS

There are 6 waterpoints on the 109km route and three on the 60km route.

Waterpoints are situated at the following points:

·       Waterpoint 1 :  19.5km

·       Waterpoint 2 :  40km

·       Waterpoint 3 :  61.5km

·       Waterpoint 4 :  84.2km

·       Waterpoint 5 :  98.3km/48km

·       Waterpoint 6 :  109km/60km

Waterpoint 1, 5 and 6 will also double up as the waterpoints for the 60km route.

SWEEPING VEHICLES

We have ample sweep vehicles and busses on route. Please note that riders who can’t continue further will be picked up by these sweeps, BUT WILL NOT BE TAKEN TO THE FINISH LINE IMMEDIATELY.  The sweep vehicles are under strict instruction to only take a batch of riders back to the finish line once they reach capacity.

ROAD SAFETY

NO HELMET NO RIDE

Ample Lead and sweep vehicles will be available as well as a strong contingent from Metro Police.

All participants are deemed to have acquainted themselves with the rules and regulations and are bound to them.

Cyclists must at all times obey the instructions of the traffic officers and marshals and comply strictly with the rules of the road, unless authorized to the contrary by a traffic officer or a marshal.

Failure to comply will lead to disqualification.

FIRST AID

Medical assistance will be provided at the start, along the route and at the finish by Helivac Event Medical Specialists. Any cyclist requiring hospital care will be taken to the closest Hospital or medical treatment of their choice. It is extremely important that every cyclist’s full details (name, medical aid, number, allergies, emergency contact numbers etc) are correctly filled in on the entry form.  Participants must have a means of identification, with medical details, on them to ensure that the emergency personnel have all the necessary information available should an ambulance have to pick them up.

RESULTS

The provisional results of the event will be available within 24 hours on the website: www.racetec.co.za

Any objections must be tabled with the race organizer / referee / CSA officials within 1 hour after the finish of the race, and accompanied by a payment of R100. Further changes to the results must be sent to queries@racetec.co.za no later than 7 days after the race. NO CHANGES will be made thereafter, as they cannot be included in the National Seeding Index.

PRIZE GIVING

Prize giving for the road classic will start at the finish line at 11:00 or as soon after results are available

No prize money will be handed to winners before the prize giving, regardless of circumstance.

You will forfeit the prize money / trophy if you are not present at the prize giving.

Prize money can be replaced with Vouchers of the same Rand value.

There must be at least 3 riders in a particular category for eligibility of Prize money to be paid. Prize money will only be paid to the 1st place finisher, in the event that 3 (three) or less riders finish in that category, and Prize money paid to the top 3 (three) finishers in the event that 4 (four) or more riders complete the event for that category.

No prize money will be paid to any riders who received complimentary entries for the event.

BAD WEATHER

The event will take place regardless of weather conditions and will only be cancelled for safety reasons.

No refunds will be made

RACE ORGANISER DISCRETION

The race organizers have complete discretion in deciding whether to accept the entry of a participant. The organisers receive the right to refuse the entry of any rider should they so decide. All race results will be in the hands of the race organisers whose decision will be final, there being no right of appeal.

For any further enquiries please contact ASG Events on 076 830 5578 or email eventsupport@asgevents.co.za

INDEMNITY

Entrants and participants (“Participants”) in the BERGE EN DALE CLASSIC – 2019 (“the Event”) acknowledge that although all precautions have been taken by the organizing body to ensure the safety of all participants, there may be dangers inherent in participation in the Event and activities related thereto. Participants voluntarily assume the risks of attendance at and participation in the Event and hereby waive all claims of whatsoever nature and howsoever arising in relation to the Event or otherwise against any parties, including but not limited to the organizing body, the sponsors. The advertisers, any local authority and/or the directors, employees, suppliers and assistants of these parties, including any individual, official, marshal or agent (“the Parties”). Participants hereby irrevocably indemnify and hold harmless the Parties against any liability and claims of any nature whatsoever and howsoever arising (whether directly or indirectly caused and whether arising from negligence, albeit gross, or from the participation or involvement in or passage to or from the Event or otherwise) including but not limited to liability for delay, inconvenience, accident, death, injury, illness to their person, or loss or damage to property or costs and expenses sustained, incurred or put to by Participants and/or by any minor children under the care or control of Participants. Parents or guardians authorizing a minor’s participation in the Event, which shall prima facie be evidenced by their signature on this entry form, hereby consent to such minor being bound to the aforegoing and further indemnify the Parties to the extent, if any, to which such minor is not capable of waiving his/her rights as stipulated above.