CITY ROAD CLOSURES AND ALTERNATIVE ROUTES



 BESTMED TSHWANE CLASSIC CITY ROAD CLOSURES AND ALTERNATIVE ROUTES:
The following roads in the Pretoria city centre are affected on race day from 05h30 – 14h00 for the staging of the Bestmed Tshwane Classic. Alternative route/s listed in brackets.
Please note motorists will be allowed to cross the affected roads when it’s safe, but will not be allowed onto the race route. Motorists who need to cross the route, have to allow for delays.

  • Struben Street (Boom Street)
  • Sophie de Bruyn (Es’kia Mphahlele)
  • Madiba (Francis Baardt, remainder Struben Street)
  • Steve Biko (Nelson Mandela, Gordon Street)
  • Soutpansberg Road (Annie Botha, Nico Smith)
  • Tom Jenkins (Gordon Street)
  • Government (None)
  • Stanza Bopape (Pretorius, Francis Baardt)
  • University (Roper, Johnston)
  • Justice Mahomed (Jorissen/Kotze)
  • Elandspoort (Leyds Street, Nelson Mandela)
  • Christina de Witt – South (Solomon Mahlangu)
  • Eeufees (Kgosi Mampuru)

ABOUT THE RACE



VEHICLE ACCES & VENUE LAYOUT


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VENUE LAYOUT

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OFFICIAL PREMIER SEEDING EVENT

FOR THE CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR.

Official Start Times



  *98km Road race (White with green border)

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$ 1 200 05h45      CSA Elite Men, U/23 Men
& 201 300 05h45      Junior Men (17-18)
% 301 400 05h50      CSA Elite Ladies, U23 Ladies
%V 401 480 05h50      CSA Lic Vet Ladies
VA 481 630 05h55      CSA Lic Vet Men (30-39)
VB 631 830 06h00     CSA Lic Vet Men (40-49)
TL 831 920 06h05     Tandems
TL 831 920 06h05     Tandems
PrL 921 940 06h05     Para Cyclists
VC 941 1140 06h10    CSA Lic Vet Men (50-59)
AL 1141 1340 06h15 Open/Seeded
BL 1341 1540 06h20 Open/Seeded
CL 1541 1740 06h25 Open/Seeded
DL 1741 1940 06h30 Open/Seeded
EL 1941 2220 06h35 Open/Seeded
FL 2221 2520 06h40      Open/Seeded
GL 2521 2820 06h45     Open/Seeded
HL 2821 3120 06h50 Open/Seeded
IL 3121 3420 06h55 Open/Seeded
JL 3421 3720 07h00 Open/Seeded
KL 3721 4020 07h05 Open/Seeded
LL 4021 4320 07h10 Open/Seeded
ML 4321 4620 07h15 Open/Seeded
         

   *50km Road race (White with yellow border)

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* 4621 4700 07h20 CSA Lic U15&U17 Boys and U17 Girls
%+ 4701 4720 07h20 Junior Ladies (17-18)
TM 4721 4780 07h24    Tandems
TM 4721 4780 07h24   Tandems
PrM 4781 4800 07h24 Para Cyclists
AM 4801 5100 07h28 Open
BM 5101 5400 07h32 Open
CM 5401 5700 07h36 Open
DM 5701 6000 07h40 Open
         

    *20km Road race (White )

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AS 6001 6300 07h20 Open
         

    *FUN ROAD KIDS RACE 500m

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  6301 6380 09h00 Open
         

*FUN ROAD WHEELCHAIRS RACE  500M

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  6381 6400 09h10 Open
         

    *FUN ROAD KIDS RACE 5 KM

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  6401 6500 09h20 Open

    *FUN Run/Walk RACE 5 KM

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  6501 6600 10h00 Open

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



1RACE VILLAGE:

The Bestmed Tshwane Classic race village is situated centrally inside the grounds of the Voortrekker Monument. The Monument offers more than enough parking and venue infrastructure to ensure a user-friendly experience for participants.

Specific features at the race village will include:

  • Massage therapists on hand to massage tired legs.
  • Top-quality start/finish shoot
  • Easy access to ample parking, entertainment and restroom facilities
  • Spectator-friendly area
  • Bike-tech area
  • Kiddies race
  • Exciting give-aways and competitions
2REGISTRATION VENUES:

Tuesday 27 October 2020: 10h00 – 17h00 The Bicycle Company (Larch Street, Centurion)

Wednesday 28 October 2020: 10h00 – 17h00 Cycle Lab Boksburg Megastore (North Rand Road, Boksburg)

Thursday 29 October 2020: 10h00 – 17h00 Cycle Lab Fourways Megastore (Nicol Grove, Johannesburg)

Friday 30 October 2020: 10h00 – 17h00 Solomons Cycles (Lynwood, Pretoria)

Saturday 31 October 2020: 09h00 – 13h00 Solomons Cycles (Gerrit Maritz Street, Pretoria North)

3ENTRY FEES:

98km: R350

60km: R220

20km: R110

5km kiddies race and 5km Fun Run/Walk: R50

500m kiddies race: R50

Entries close at 23h59 on Monday 19 October 2020

4PROOF OF CSA AFFILLIATION:
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 45.00
5SEEDING:
Seeding of the events is done according to the Cycle Events national seeding ladder for all online entries and pre-entries received and paid before the closing date.
6TANDEMS:

Each rider must complete a separate entry form or enter as required online.  
Please fill in your tandem-partner’s name and ID.  Both Tandem riders must wear Race Tec timing chips to have a result and seeding for the event.

7TIMING COMPANY:

Timing results for both the road and mountain bike events to be done by Race Tec.
Each entrant must be in the possession of a Race Tec timing chip to receive timing.
Each cyclist must carry the Race Tec timing chip for the duration of the event.
NO CHIP: NO RESULTS, NO PRIZE MONEY, NO TROPHY.
Race Tec timing chips will be for sale at the registration venues as well as at the start at a cost of R130.00

8RIDE CUT-OFF:

CUT OFF TIMES
98km:
Cut off 1 - left turn onto M26 from M22 at 21km: 8:45am
Cut Off 2 - N4 and Trans Oranje on the East bound carriage way at 71km: 11:30am
Cut Off 3 - Corner of Vermeulen and Steve Biko at 80km. Long distance riders diverted onto the 50km route:  12:30pm
Cut off 3: (Corner of Government Road and Madiba) at 86km: 13:15pm
Cut off at the finish line: 14:00pm
   
 60km:
Cut off 1 - left turn onto N4 at 7km: 8:30am
Cut off 2 - N4 and Trans Oranje on the East bound carriage way at 31km: 11:30am
Cut off 3 – Corner of Government and Madiba at 38.5km: 13:15pm
Cut off at the finish line: 14:00pm

20km:
Halfway cut-off at Limpopo Avenue: 08:15am

9SUBSTITUTIONS AND DISTANCE CHANGES:

No cyclist may use another person’s cycling number.
If you are unable to ride, 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 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.

10ROAD 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.

11PRIZE GIVING AND LUCKY DRAW:

Prize giving will start at the Voortrekker Monument at 10:30 or as soon after results dependant.
A lucky draw will take place.
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.

12BAD WEATHER:
The event will take place regardless of weather conditions and will only be cancelled for safety reasons. No refunds will be made.
13PHOTOGRAPHERS:
The official photographer for the event will be Jetline Action Photo available at http://www.jetlineactionphoto.com
14RESULTS:

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.

15RACE ORGANISERS DISCRETION:

The race organizers have complete discretion in deciding whether to accept the entry of a participant. The organisers retain 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 hecticpromotions101@gmail.com

THE ROUTE



20km

  • Start on Eeufees road
  • TR onto Christiana de Wit
  • Strait onto Botha Ave
  • U-Turn Limpopo Ave
  • Strait back to Monument with Christiana de Wit
  • TL onto Eufees Road and Finish
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Welfare Projects



SA Cycle for Food Welfare Projects
SA Cycle for Food NPO was established to take over the welfare projects of Hectic Promotions and continue to look after the less fortunate in the community. 
The new NPO operates with sponsorships, donations and cooperation with Hectic Promotions. The expenses are controlled with a steely hand and nobody enriches himself through any of the projects. 
The only persons and organisations who will receive compensation are employees, contractors and suppliers. 

  1. Community involvement in marshalling

We use the needy as Marshalls during our cycle races. Thereby they receive a small fee and we provide them with food. 
These expenses come from the income of Hectic Promotions. We need to get the community involved to ensure the safety of riders and through their involvement more people are aware of the importance of rider' safety on the road. 
We will increase the number of Marshalls to ensure greater safety - SA Cycle for Food will assist with recruiting Marshals in the community. 

  1. Bottle Caps

The first wheelchair was delivered by Crawford School and it gave much joy to the recipient as well as to persons and children who contributed to the collection of bottle caps to make the donation possible. 
The recycling team we have brought into existence has made a tremendous contribution and will continue to do so. 
We will involve more recycling teams to assist the children at Crawford School. They are very excited about the project and want to make a bigger contribution. 
Even though we collect most of the caps, the idea is that the schools / children involved feel like they are the donors and thus the recycling seed is sown early on in their lives. The youngsters must feel it is something they have achieved. 
We want to stay in the background and a possible sponsor can get great exposure in this way – it’s a wonderful welfare gesture. 
Furthermore, it will go a long way in making people aware of recycling. We only have one earth and we must look after it.
The earth then and now

  1. Recycling

Our Green Caps Recycling Project is still progressing nicely, and a record is kept of all individuals who work to ensure that no unwanted elements penetrate the group.
The biggest problem remains a suitable site because our recyclers operate under difficult circumstances, yet they do a wonderful job. They earn enough through their hard labour to put food on the table for their families. 
Our project can certainly serve as a model and there is still work to be done. They have a big tent had with beds / mattresses and toilets. 
There are some who prefer to live differently because their privacy is apparently violated by living together, but that’s up to the individual. At least we know our recyclers have a roof over their heads and they live in hygienic conditions.
Water is a problem; hence they can’t grow their own vegetables. We made a garden for them from desert plants and they are very proud of their “home”. 
The Young Christian Businessmen have decided to help, and the model will be carried further in Tshwane. 
We all have a responsibility to recycle and our model creates jobs for many unemployed people. 
The more people actively involved, the better the program functions.

  1. Tyres

Joseph Ntuli is a full-time employee who makes beautiful sculptures and ornaments from old tyres. He has a Senior School Certificate and we sent him for a course in gardening. 
We also helped him by paying for a driving school for him to obtain a driver's license. We want to help him build a future for himself.
Die recycling of old tyres through this process is a wonderful initiative. Following the training we gave Joseph he has become a true artist. 
We supply him with hardware, electrical equipment and paint and his sculptures keep getting better.
They attract quite a bit of attention and the demand for his products is continually growing.
Tyre companies have bought into the project and keep on supplying us with old tyres.

  1. Plants

Every year we donate between 400 to 500 seedling plants to the church and they use the funds they generate from sales to provide needy old age homes with food. We also grow plants for CHOC Houses and the Tshwane Clinics.

  1. CHOC House garden. 

It’s vitally important to make the house where these children live beautiful and child friendly. Many children come from Limpopo and Mpumalanga and they spend a few weeks there at a time while being treated for cancer. 
We have painted the outside walls in collaboration with Dr. Maretha van der Merwe and the Tshwane Health Inspectors who did this as part of their Mandela Project. 
They frequently do such projects with us as part of their contribution to Mandela Day. 
The garden at the Choc House is progressing beautifully and it will be one of the most beautiful gardens in the area. 

  1. Homeless vegetable cultivation project

The Tshwane Metro have approached us to assist at two shelters for the homeless in the city centre. 
The residents would like to grow their own vegetables and there is one homeless person who knows the process well and can assist in growing vegetables. 
He will train the residents so that they can make an active contribution to produce their own food. 
We will assist with the tyres in which the vegetables will be grown as well as compost. We will also monitor the progress. 

 

  1. Katjiepiering school

The pre-primary school in Hermanstad has 93 pupils from all population groups. The little school has existed for the past 40 years and the current head, Mrs. Annette Cunniff has been with the school since 1988. 
The school is dependent on donations because the parents cannot pay school fees. The school has a lot of potential to be one of the best in the area. 
There is urgent maintenance work that must be done, but funds are not available. 
We work with the Metro Food Bank and organise donations of fresh fruit and vegetables and we will beautify the little school for the children. 
We replaced the roof at an expense of R80 000 with funds from the Bestmed Tshwane Classic in 2019

  1. Clinics

Three years ago, the Tshwane Metro gave us permission to start renovating two clinics for them. One is in Atteridgeville and the other in Lyttleton. 
The Tshwane Metro gave us a workshop/storeroom where all Joseph’s ornaments are produced.  There is also enough room to store the unused tyres - space is a big problem. 
The establishment of vegetable gardens at these clinics is still a challenge because they must train their gardeners to maintain and regularly water the gardens. 
The plants we use, are hardy and drought resistant plants.

  1. Job creation

These projects have led to a job creation project. It is important that the workers at these projects must be reliable and they must be able to work independently. 
The path that we’ve laid out this stage with Joseph Ntuli is excellent. He has distinguished himself as someone who can carry on with his assignments without supervision.
The remuneration package / benefits he receives now isn’t enough and we want to give this our serious attention. 
A jobless artist has also crossed out path and we would like to accommodate her to refine the painting of ornaments and raise the standard. Mieke Point has already hinted that she would like to assist us until she has established herself as an artist. 

  1. Cullinan environment

The area has many informal settlements living in poverty. The Provincial Councillor Adriana Randall assist us with upliftment work in the area. 
She is well acquainted with the area and with the Premier Mining Group would like to assist us in the area. 
We started by delivering 600 knitted beanies for small children at nursery schools during last winter. 
We are currently working to beautify the small schools’ play areas with ornaments. The community appreciates our project. 
They showed their support of the Diamond Classic bicycle race that we present to raise awareness for cyclists’ safety

  1. Royal Bofokeng Chief - Sun City

The Chief of the Royal Bafokeng Nation gave us permission to use his grounds in the Sun City area in order to significantly improve our mountain bike race. 
We are currently engaged in negotiations with Cycling South Africa to host the SA Championships in along out Cycle4Cansa race. 
As a token of our appreciation for his gesture, we donated beanies and garden ornaments so they can decorate nursery schools. 
It is important to gain the goodwill of the local people to ensure the smooth running of the Cycle4CANSA race. 
There is currently a great need for old office equipment which have become obsolete at their institutions where they were in use. 
They want the equipment and computers donated to them to assist in the teaching kids at schools.
As we strengthen our friendship, we will look at job creation projects to help alleviate poverty

  1. CANSA. 

We have staged the Cycle4Cansa race at Sun City for the past 22 years. Race proceeds are donated to CANSA.
We are in the final planning stages to present a second event in aid of CANSA at Lanseria. The race will be known as the Joburg Classic.

  1. Knitting Project

In our society there are so many lonely pensioners who wish to deliver a contribution to assist needy children. 
The knitting project yielded 500 beanies in the first year, 1600 in 2018 and 2500 in 2019. The number of volunteers is often more than the wool we can provide.
The major challenge remains to get a provider who doesn’t charge exorbitant prices for wool. 
The wool must meet certain standard but can by any colour. 
It gives children a lot of joy and keeps them warm in winter! 

Conclusion
The projects are managed by SA Cycle for Food NPO (Registration 2018/373299/08).
It has its own bank account at Absa (40 9569 1834). 
The source of income is sponsorships and donations. 
The account is used only for the management of SA Cycle for Food's projects and will not fund any other person or institution.

 

Our Partners



Charities that will benefit from the event include the Cancer Association of South Africa and the Keep Tshwane Clean/ THUSO LEFATSHE project by Tshwane Metro and Hectic Promotions.

The aim with this project is to improve the working conditions of the people who search for re-usable and recyclable material in dustbins and to make the people of Tshwane more aware of the important task these people are doing and in the process to promote recycling. South Africa is at present ranked fifth lowest in the world in recycling. We have a responsibility towards Mother Earth and future generations.

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