Cape 1000 Report 2019

by Wimpie vd Merwe

The 4th edition of the Cape Beast, the Audax 1000, was in no way different from the previous two. It is as if Mother Nature had no surprises left and blessed us with the same weather conditions: hot conditions at the start, going through the semi-desert Klein-karoo and then, on the return leg, the expected winter front of rain, gale force winds and snow on the mountains.

The 7 Participants

After the first two editions, only 6 persons had successfully completed the Cape Beast in the cut-off time of 75 hours. This year, 7 hard-core riders participated and 6 finished the ride, including myself, Wimpie van der Merwe (62). Theunis Esterhuizen (61), who finished the Munga in 2018, decided to enter only 2 days before the start, but unfortunately had to call it a day after Bainskloof because of a neck injury, a decision he did not regret, after seeing what the riders eventually went through. Nico Coetzee (37), successfully completed the Trans Continental Ride (TCR) from Belgium to Greece in 2018. Derek Lawrence (56) was doing his second Cape Beast. Three Gautengers made the trip down, Leonard Welthagen (54), Mark Shuter (53) and Ernest Stipp (52), all of whom successfully completed the Gauteng 1,000 km Audax Max in 2018.  Ernest also successfully completed the 2018 edition of the Cape Beast.

LTR: Wimpie, Leonard, Nico, Ernest, Theunis, Derek, Mark

The ride is famous for its attrition rate

Having personally ridden some of the top international Audaxes, this has one of the highest levels of difficulty. The route is extreme, with two out of category passes, its elevation gain of more than 11,000 m, temperature variances of over 30 degrees Celsius, long distances between the town and a scarcity of provisions along the route.

The Start

Departure was on a perfect, full moon night on Fri 17 May 2019 from the farm Vrede, close to Stellenbosch. The group of 7 riders stayed intact until the top of the first pass, Bainskloof. Descending at speed down Bainskloof at night is not for the faint hearted. This caused a separation into two groups, which stayed until the end. The leading group of four Vd Merwe, Shuter, Stipp and Welthagen stayed mostly together through the night until daybreak where they had a quick breakfast at Barrydale at the 250 km mark. Ahead lay the semi-desert landscape of the Klein-karoo, including the Huisrivier and Robinson passes on the way to the turning point of Hartenbos at the 500 km mark. From Oudtshoorn, the front group split, with each rider setting his own pace for the night ahead.

Half-way in Hartenbos

As the first 2 riders, Wimpie and Mark left for the return trip from Hartenbos at about 4am, Nico and Derek were just arriving at the guest house the group used as refreshment base. They were 6 hours behind us, but well within the limits allowed for the event. The Hors Category climb of Robinson Pass took about 2.5 hours and we reached the crest at daybreak. Anxious eyes were checking the skies for the anticipated front coming from the West. The clouds were building up and the temperature dropping. Everyone wanted to cover as much distance as possible before the full fury of the storm hit us, thus spending as little time as possible at the stops.

Calitzdorp is the only town on the route which makes it nearly impossible to do the ride in one roundtrip, even if you could stay awake the whole distance. There is no 24-hour facility open in town. When the chickens go to roost, the town closes and when the school bell rings in the morning the town awakens. You cannot get water or provisions on this section of the route at night. You might get shot, or have a dog leave its teeth imprints on your backside, if you try getting water from someone’s tap at night. Calitzdorp is famous for lying at the foot of the Huisrivier pass, mostly downhill to Oudtshoorn, but a steep 400+ m climb on the return leg.

The temperature becomes notoriously hot in this boiling pot. On this occasion, Mark and Wimpie were covering the distance at a pace that brought them to Ladismith at lunch time, slightly ahead of Leonard and Ernest, who were still separated. The wind began howling and every year this is where the pawpaw hits the fan. The relatively short distance of less than 100 km to Barrydale can become a nightmare, because the distance can take up to 5 hours to cover against the wind. You are lucky if you can find the watering hole of Ronnie’s Sex Shop open to fill the water bottles. Mark and I reached them 2 minutes before they closed for the evening! We were nearly delayed by a dust storm that covered the road.

The windstorm was picking up and the weather forecast was that rain was to hit between Worcester and Robertson. Mark and I decided not to take our planned rest at Barrydale, because that would eventually mean riding for longer in the storm. The rain hit us before midnight on the Saturday, about 30 km before Worcester. We had already been on the bike for more than 48 hours, with only about 5 hours down time. I realized that our intention to make it in one ride to the finish was not going to materialize, because we were sleep deprived, which would create a safety problem in two areas, going down Bainskloof, falling asleep on the bike at speed and the severe cold. We were soaking wet and not adequately clothed. The risk of hypothermia was real. We aimed for the only place that was open in Worcester at 01:30, the police station! They allowed us to ride out the storm for a couple of minutes. Mark had a thin base layer of dry clothes, but I was in my wet clothes, exacerbating our problem. Sleep was out of the question because we were shivering ourselves awake. We decided to continue on to our second last control of Rawsonville in the dark, cold, wind and rain.

Almost there

At Rawsonville Mark was battling to control his bike in the conditions and decided to quit for safety reasons. The wind was so severe that if we did not ride in the middle of the road to make provision for the gusts blowing us all over the place, we would be crashing off the road. Obviously, we were at risk from the vehicles passing us, especially at night in heavy rain. As we parted I reminded him that his decision should not be a final one.

Enter The Beast

In my 42 years of international exposure to cycling I have never ridden in conditions like these. The gale force wind was close to 100 km/h, head on and with torrential rain. The food I intended to consume for the day, which I packed in my back pockets, was just blown right out! I reached Bainskloof pass at daybreak. It was a sight of apocalyptical proportions, as if the mountains had broken open and streams of water were gushing out.

There were waterfalls where there have never been before, falling onto and next to the road from the mountain. The water on the opposite side of the valley was rushing into the river, which was by now in flood. The thundering sound of the river was like standing next to a Jumbo 747 with revving turbines. The closer I got to the top, the higher the wind speed and gusts became, forcing me to ride as close to the mountain side as possible in fear of being blown off the cliff. There were rockfalls and rivers of water flowing over the road, making it dangerous for those who still have to come and ride the pass at night.

Riding down the pass was no easy feat. You need not pedal, but that caused cooling down like a water sack and the drop in temperature caused shivering. Holding on to the handle bars whilst shivering and trying to steer straight is an accomplishment. When I arrived at the last control, I had hypothermia, the first time in my life. The public threw their jackets over me to try and warm me. I wanted to warm my core by drinking a hot chocolate, but could hardly consume it, because I was spilling it all over the place. The only way to generate heat in this instance was to start pedaling again. I arrived 62:20 hours after starting the Friday evening at 21:00.

I assume I was unexpected, because there was no reception. Luckily, we made use of WhatsApp live tracking and for the first time I could get an idea where the field was. Mark’s good friends booked him into a B&B at Rawsonville, where he waited for the worst of the weather to pass and then restarted. However, when he got to the drift that crosses the river in the Slanghoek valley on his way to Bainskloof, it was a raging river. He had to turn around and take a detour of close to 50 km! He finished in 68:55. Leonard and Ernest avoided this flooded road and finished in 66:40 and 67:59 respectively.

Nico Coetzee and Derek Lawrence, forming the back-markers, were hitting the brunt of the storm later, but once they reached Bainskloof, the storm had passed. They both are known to get full value from events like these by visiting every store on the way and stimulating the local economy. They finished together in 72:40.

All for the best

An Audax is for the audacious, the courageous, the independent minded spirit. There is no prize money, only bragging rights. You get to know friends and fellow-cyclists at a different level. They are not your opponent. You become a band of brothers. You need each other and are willing to eat the bag of salt with him, share the work load when he is in a bad spot and vice versa. You get to know yourself, your abilities and vulnerabilities. We were all thrown into the melting pot and come out refined after an event as grueling as the Cape Beast.

A rare breed of strong-willed cyclists

Issue #29 of Into CYCLING (www.intocycling.co.za) reports on Grant Lottering, former SADF Cycling team mate who podiumed with me in the 1987 amateur world championship in Belgium, doing a solo fund raising event this May. Into CYCLING deems this the most brutal solo attempt ever undertaken in SA (sic). Grant will do 1,340 km, ascending 16,000 m within 96 hours. This is on behalf of the Laureus Sport for Good foundation.

Not many cyclists can accomplish what Grant undertakes, though Into CYCLING might not be aware that there is a special breed of cyclist out here in SA that does what Grant does, just for the fun of it and for training. They do it monthly AND without accompanying support. Having a vehicle follow you with supplies and to assist in mechanical breakdowns makes it so much easier. These cyclists are slightly crazy (it helps a bit), are a breed of their own, strong minded and strong willed, emotionally stable, independent and level headed. These are the AUDAX stallions and mares.

If you are a motorist and driving at night between here and nowhere and see a row of red lights in the distance you might be passing Audaxers on their way, having missed their second or third night of sleep, on their way to their destination. So, if you deem yourself an Audaxer, be proud of yourself. You are competing and participating with the best in the world. You are accomplishing what less than 0.01% of international cyclists are doing!

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2019 Results

WC 200km BRM 12 Jan 2019

We had a total of 39 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Dave Avnit Aurasan WC 200km 11hr35min
Richard Baufeldt Aurasan WC 200km 11hr05min
James Burgess Outriders CC 200km 10hr45min
Lizelle Burgess Outriders CC 200km 10hr45min
Marius Carstens Aurasan WC 200km 08hr30min
Craig Clarke Outriders CC 200km 10hr45min
Nico Coetzee Aurasan WC 200km 11hr05min
Colleen Cook Outriders CC 200km 11hr35min
Cornelie Davis Outriders CC 200km 10hr45min
Richard Davis Outriders CC 200km 10hr45min
Brian Devenish Aurasan WC 200km 08hr40min
Ernst Engelbrecht Aurasan WC 200km 09hr28min
Mike Fairbank Outriders CC 200km 11hr35min
Markus Franz Outriders CC 200km 10hr45min
Laurie Gallagher Outriders CC 200km 10hr45min
Renate Gallagher Outriders CC 200km 10hr45min
Shaun Kirschner Aurasan WC 200km 08hr30min
Gideon Krige Aurasan WC 200km 09hr28min
Derek Lawrence Outriders CC 200km 10hr45min
Holden Marshall Aurasan WC 200km 09hr11min
Henri Meier Aurasan WC 200km 08hr35min
Izak Nel Aurasan WC 200km 09hr28min
Michael Pedro Outriders CC 200km 10hr45min
Eugene Quass Aurasan WC 200km 09hr11min
Wimpie Sander Aurasan WC 200km 10hr45min
Werner Schmidt Cape Multisport 200km 09hr11min
Desiree Strydom Aurasan WC 200km 08hr40min
Johan Swanepoel Aurasan WC 200km 09hr11min
David Swanson Aurasan WC 200km 09hr11min
Ben Thomas Aurasan WC 200km 08hr40min
Rouan Van Der Leek Aurasan WC 200km 08hr30min
Johan Van Der Werff Aurasan WC 200km 09hr28min
Louna Van Tonder Outriders CC 200km 11hr35min
Chris Van Zyl Aurasan WC 200km 08hr30min
Bernard Viljoen Outriders CC 200km 10hr45min
Sean Viljoen Aurasan WC 200km 08hr30min
Tinkie Wilson Wannabees 200km 09hr11min
Tom Wittenberg Wannabees 200km 09hr11min
Robert Young Outriders CC 200km 10hr45min

GP 300km BRM 20 Jan 2019

We had a total of 23 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Charles Zeelie Aurasan 300km 12hr05min
Candice Botha Aurasan 300km 12hr05min
Mark Farmer Edenglen CC 300km 12hr05min
Brett Leemans Aurasan 300km 12hr35min
Michelle Gahan Cycle Lab 300km 12hr35min
Andre Pretorius Cresta Wheelers 300km 12hr35min
Brendan Van Staden New Horizons CC 300km 12hr35min
Louise Shuter Cycle Lab 300km 12hr35min
Colin Wilson Cycle Lab 300km 12hr35min
Stiaan Loubser Aurasan 300km 12hr25min
Arlindo Van Damme Aurasan 300km 12hr35min
Nick Haines Cycle Lab 300km 12hr35min
Nicolas Zentelis Cycle Lab 300km 12hr35min
Mark Shuter Cycle Lab 300km 12hr35min
Graham Hohls Cycle Lab 300km 12hr35min
Colleen Lightbody Cycle Lab 300km 12hr35min
Leonard Welthagan Aurasan 300km 12hr49min
Graham Van Niekerk Cycle Lab 300km 12hr35min
Ernest Strpp Aurasan 300km 12hr49min
Denis Braithwaite Cresta Wheelers 300km 15hr26min
Tiaan Ronne Insert 300km 15hr26min
Gillian Critcher Cresta Wheelers 300km 15hr26min
Salim Shaikjee Aurasan 300km 15hr26min

GP 200km BRM 20 Jan 2019

We had a total of 9 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
John Goddard Sunward Slipstream 200km 10hr35min
Dobri Stranisavljevic Cycle Lab 200km 09hr25min
Ruan Louw Aurasan 200km 08hr18min
Mike Scrooby Cycle Lab 200km 09hr25min
Desmond Matthee Aurasan 200km 08hr18min
Adrian Swart Aurasan 200km 08hr05min
Johann Spengler Aurasan 200km 07hr26min
Kobus Jansen Van Vuuren Sasol 200km 07hr26min
Danie Hattingh Aurasan 200km 08hr05min

WC 300km BRM 2 Feb 2019

We had a total of 22 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Peter Allen Aurasan WC 300km 13hr53min
Marius Carstens Aurasan WC 300km 13hr00min
Johann De Wet Cape Multisport 300km 13hr53min
Markus Franz Outriders CC 300km 15hr45min
Shawn Kirschner Aurasan WC 300km 13hr00min
Aubrey King Cape Multisport 300km 13hr53min
Derek Lawrence Outriders CC 300km 15hr45min
Wynand Louw Cape Multisport 300km 13hr53min
Holden Marshall Aurasan WC 300km 12hr47min
Eugene Quass Aurasan WC 300km 13hr57min
Brett Sachs Outriders CC 300km 15hr45min
Werner Schmidt Cape Multisport 300km 13hr57min
Warren Steyn Aurasan WC 300km 15hr45min
Desiree Strydom Aurasan WC 300km 13hr00min
David Swanson Aurasan WC 300km 13hr11min
Rouan Van Der Leek Aurasan WC 300km 11hr54min
Wimpie Van Der Merwe Aurasan WC 300km 11hr54min
Johan Van Der Werff Aurasan WC 300km 13hr28min
Chris Van Zyl Aurasan WC 300km 13hr00min
Bernard Viljoen Outriders CC 300km 15hr45min
Sean Viljoen Aurasan WC 300km 13hr00min
Tom Wittenberg Wannabees 300km 13hr11min

WC 400km BRM 15 Mar 2019

We had a total of 12 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Wimpie Van Der Merwe Aurasan WC 400km 18hr55min
Johan Van Der Werff Aurasan WC 400km 18hr55min
Marius Carstens Aurasan WC 400km 19hr55min
Desiree Strydom Aurasan WC 400km 19hr55min
James Burgess Outriders CC 400km 19hr55min
Tom Wittenberg Wannabees 400km 20hr08min
David Swanson Aurasan WC 400km 20hr08min
Salim Shaikjee Aurasan 400km 20hr48min
Nico Coetzee Aurasan WC 400km 21hr30min
Richard Baufeldt Aurasan WC 400km 21hr30min
Derek Lawrence Outriders CC 400km 23hr18min
Markus Franz Outriders CC 400km 23hr18min

GP 200km BRM 17 Feb 2019

We had a total of 39 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Tertius Calitz Cycle Labs 200km 8hr35min
Leslie Cameron Cycle Labs 200km 8hr15min
Lindi Cameron Cycle Labs 200km 8hr15min
Fernando Da Costa Discovery 200km 8hr15min
Tyrone De Longchamps Edenglen Cc 200km 8hr35min
Sam Gailey Edenglen Cc 200km 8hr18min
Kevin Gailey Edenglen Cc 200km 8hr35min
Duncan Gilliland Edenglen Cc 200km 8hr35min
Nicola Goddard Cycle Labs 200km 8hr18min
Carla Herbst Aurasan 200km 11hr03min
John Hodgson-Jervis Edenglen Cc 200km 8hr35min
Graham Hohls Cycle Labs 200km 8hr18min
Dominik Krob Edenglen Cc 200km 8hr35min
Colleen Lightbody Cycle Labs 200km 8hr18min
Nicky Lebos Club 100 200km 8hr00min
Ruan Louw Aurasan 200km 8hr18min
Leandra Mackintosh Aurasan 200km 8hr18min
Paul Mackintosh Aurasan 200km 8hr18min
Werner Maree Discovery 200km 11hr03min
Jimmy Martin Club 100 200km 9hr00min
Melantha Meyer Aurasan 200km 8hr18min
Jason Morris Cycle Labs 200km 8hr15min
Shanel Munger Aurasan 200km 8hr15min
Willem Rheeder Aurasan 200km 8hr18min
Brendon Ritchie Aurasan 200km 8hr35min
Ian Privett Aurasan 200km 8hr15min
Michael Punnett Edenglen Cc 200km 8hr35min
Matthew Ryder Edenglen Cc 200km 8hr35min
Louise Shuter Cycle Labs 200km 8hr15min
Mark Shuter Cycle Labs 200km 8hr18min
Herbert Simoes Edenglen Cc 200km 8hr35min
David Sparrow Ppa 200km 9hr00min
Adrian Swart Aurasan 200km 8hr00min
Kerr Walker Edenglen Cc 200km 8hr35min
Colin Wilson Cycle Labs 200km 8hr18min
Graham Van Niekerk Cycle Labs 200km 8hr18min
Johan Vorster Aurasan 200km 8hr18min
Herman Van Niekerk Aurasan 200km 8hr14min
Davina Wertheimer Aurasan 200km 8hr18min

GP 300km BRM 17 Feb 2019

We had a total of 5 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Gillian Critcher Cresta Wheelers 300km 14hr25min
Michelle Gahan Cycle Labs 300km 14hr25min
Raymond Keet Luso Sport 300km 14hr25min
Salim Shaikjee Aurasan 300km 15hr20min
Ernest Stipp Aurasan 300km 13hr55min

GP 400km BRM 23 Mar 2019

We had a total of 15 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Nardus Coetzee Aurasan 400km 17hr40min
Gillian Critcher Cresta Wheelers 400km 18hr56min
Mark Farmer Edenglen Cc 400km 18hr59min
Michelle Gahan Cycle Labs 400km 18hr55min
Graham Hohls Cycle Labs 400km 17hr58min
Colleen Lightbody Cycle Labs 400km 17hr58min
Bennie Josua Pienaar Tcs Energas 400km 19hr05min
Salim Shaikjee Aurasan 400km 18hr55min
Louise Shuter Cycle Labs 400km 17hr58min
Mark Shuter Cycle Labs 400km 17hr58min
Ernest Stipp Aurasan 400km 17hr40min
Graham Van Niekerk Cycle Labs 400km 17hr58min
Paul Van Niekerk Aurasan 400km 18hr06min
Leonard Welthagen Cycle Labs 400km 17hr40min
Nicolas Zentelis Cycle Labs 400km 17hr58min

GP 200km BRM 24 Mar 2019

We had a total of 35 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Ephaim Aklamati Aurasan 200km 08hr27min
Fanus Alberts Aurasan 200km 07hr54min
Sharon Botha Aurasan 200km 09hr27min
Heidi Botha Aurasan 200km 09hr28min
Glen Botha Northcliff Cc 200km 07hr40min
Rudi Du Randt Coach One 200km 07hr40min
Reg Eggett Aurasan 200km 09hr28min
Carolyn Farmer Edenglen Cc 200km 08hr49min
Kevin Gailey Edenglen Cc 200km 08hr49min
Samantha Gailey Edenglen Cc 200km 08hr49min
Duncan Gilliland Edenglen Cc 200km 08hr49min
John Goddard Sunward Slipstream 200km 09hr43min
Hannes Joubert Aurasan 200km 07hr54min
Mireille Koster Aurasan 200km 07hr42min
Dominik Krob Edenglen Cc 200km 08hr49min
Tiaan Le Roux Aurasan 200km 09hr28min
Dewald Malan Aurasan 200km 07hr54min
Etienne Malan Aurasan 200km 07hr54min
Claus Meinke Ppa 200km 08hr47min
Melantha Meyer Aurasan 200km 08hr49min
Eric Morris Cycle Labs 200km 08hr49min
Robyn Muir Aurasan 200km 08hr49min
Michael Punnett Edenglen Cc 200km 08hr49min
Claude Rielly Aurasan 200km 07hr54min
Matthew Ryder Edenglen Cc 200km 08hr49min
Herbert Simoes Edenglen Cc 200km 08hr49min
Thembo Siwele Aurasan 200km 08hr26min
Sarah Slabbert Aurasan 200km 09hr28min
Andrew Smith Aurasan 200km 08hr33min
Dobri Stanisavljevic Cycle Labs 200km 08hr22min
Adrian Swart Aurasan 200km 07hr52min
Maurice Williams Aurasan 200km 07hr54min
Kenneth Wilson Aurasan 200km 10hr10min
Gabriela Volkel Aurasan 200km 08hr35min
Pawel Wuzyk Aurasan 200km 10hr15min

WC 600km BRM 5 Apr 2019

We had a total of 7 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Chris Van Zyl Aurasan WC 600km 25hr42min
Wimpie Van Der Merwe Aurasan WC 600km 27hr40min
Marius Carstens Aurasan WC 600km 33hr15min
Desiree Strydom Aurasan WC 600km 33hr15min
James Burgess Outriders CC 600km 33hr15min
Nico Coetzee Aurasan WC 600km 38hr30min
Richard Baufeldt Aurasan WC 600km 38hr30min

WC 300km BRM 18 Apr 2019

We had a total of 2 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Markus Franz Outriders CC 300km 15hr00min
James Burgess Outriders CC 300km 15hr00min

GP 600km BRM 27 Apr 2019

We had a total of 13 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Gillian Critcher Cresta Wheelers 600km 35hr40min
Michelle Gahan Cycle Labs 600km 35hr40min
Graham Hohls Cycle Labs 600km 35hr15min
Marle Kotze Lynnwood Cycling Club 600km 35hr50min
Colleen Lightbody Cycle Labs 600km 35hr15min
Stiaan Loubser Aurasan 600km 35hr15min
Francois Riekert Aurasan 600km 35hr50min
Salim Shaikjee Aurasan 600km 35hr50min
Louise Shuter Cycle Labs 600km 35hr15min
Mark Shuter Cycle Labs 600km 35hr15min
Ernest Stipp Aurasan 600km 32hr26min
Graham Van Niekerk Cycle Labs 600km 35hr15min
Nicolas Zentelis Cycle Labs 600km 35hr15min

GP 200km BRM 28 Apr 2019

We had a total of 7 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Mike Andrew West Gate 200km 09hr33min
Wendy Bloom Aurasan 200km 09hr25min
Claus Meinke PPA 200km 09hr33min
Grenville Mills Cycle Labs 200km 09hr25min
Vernon Rembold Aurasan 200km 09hr22min
Bolha Welo Wanga Edenglen Cc 200km 09hr43min
Kenneth Wilson Aurasan 200km 09hr43min

WC 1000km BRM 17 May 2019

We had a total of 6 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Wimpie vd Merwe Aurasan WC 1000km 62hr20min
Leonard Welthagen Cycle Labs 1000km 66hr40min
Ernest Stipp Aurasan 1000km 67hr59min
Mark Shuter Cycle Labs 1000km 68hr55min
Nico Coetzee Aurasan WC 1000km 72hr40min
Derek Lawrence Outriders 1000km 72hr40min

 

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AGM Agenda Sept-2018

Audax SA
Annual General Meeting Agenda
Saturday 29th September 2018 @ 2pm
Venue: 420 York Avenue, Ferndale

  1. Apologies
  2. Approval of Minutes from previous AGM
  3. Chairperson’s report
  4. Accounts Report
  5. Nomination & Election of new executive/committee
  6. Matters to be discussed
    1. Rider Safety
    2. Publishing of finish times
    3. PBP
    4. Trackers
    5. BRMs  versus local Audax SA rules rides
    6. Use of Quicket for entries and payment all in one
    7. General Matters
  7. Closure of Meeting

Audax turns 20 (Ride magazine)

Why?

It’s the question you hear when someone finds out you’re on a bike ride of 600km (typically followed soon after by “Are you mad?”) Rob Walker tries to explain…

Audax riding takes you places you would never have found any other way // Oddly, for a slow-but-steady rider, a 600km cab actually feel easier.

Je suis un ancien – PBP

Entering the Paris-Brest-Paris is not a decision you make rationally; it’s a virus you catch from someone else. Enjoy this 7 page article by our own Rob Walker, as published in the Ride magazine.

For the first time, my mind wandered, my eyelids began to blink, my vision blurred. Tiny gaps appeared in my consciousness.

Oh, and you can also find a couple of nice write-ups on PBP, LEL, TCR and more on http://www.justkeeppedalling.com/. Enjoy.

 

34 and counting – the CTCT’s oldest rider

At 87-years-old, there’s no stopping Eddie Thomlinson from enjoying the Cape Town Cycle Tour. Enjoy this article on Eddie as taken from the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour Magazine.

And I have my special genes, from my mother, my father, and this Jean [his wife of 65 years] right next to me!

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One Never Knows

A story from our Flèche – by Pawel Wuzyk

Good Friday.

Blue morning sky, breeze from the right. My feet squarely planted on tar road going up at 10% angle. My helmeted head resting on the handlebars, hands in the drops. My chest in an embrace of pain. All my thoughts on a next cupful of air. The heart rate does not drop but the air feels my lungs. I push the pedals and the pain comes back to my calves. Two hundred meters up the tar I run out of air and collapse again. It is all wrong. I feel like I am missing a lung. The truth of the climb cuts through the delusion of a successful recovery from the flu I had three weeks ago. Gerrit comes up to me and says “Take it easy, ride within yourself”.. I am already in 36 at the back.. the granniest of the granny gears of a road bike, the shame. I catch the air and push again, and collapse and push…. An then the devil comes. Not the one of the Tour de France variety with the red cape and a the fork. This one has a smile on his face, drives a truck and is called Ernst. A fellow randonneur,  who just came by to take a few snaps while on his way home. I mentally cross my fingers and toil towards the top of the pass past the temptation of the convenient broom wagon.

I find the rest of my cycling party engaged in a leisurely repast on a verandah of a quaint sandstone building. I get a coffee and steal a few chips from Kenneth while on my Garmin the average ride speed mercilessly drops below the 15 km/h. We need to cover a minimum of 360 km in the 24 hours, starting from Bergville at 8 am and ending somewhere hopefully close to Johannesburg. This means 15 km/h, minimum. Which is nothing on a road bike and good tar. And with a pair of good legs. As much as I may offer reasonably good legs there is seemingly very little I have in the good lungs department. The bill paid we roll down the road on the other side of the pass, and in the face of the wind. John, Nardus and Gerrit disappear quickly. For the ride to qualify a minimum of three of us need to finish together. Which three it is rather obvious. There is roughly 100 km to the next control. Windy and rolling kilometres that is. And with Kenneth we roll through the endless green hilly pastures sprinkled with purple and white of the autumn Kosmos flowers. A wide variety of escape plans rolls through my empty brain.. defeatist rubbish. Finally I conceive an elegant idea. The three disappeared and must be hours ahead of us. They will finish in time, well past the 360 km mark, get the glory. To all practical reasons were are no longer contenders of any kind.  In a rough way we are actually moving towards home in Secunda, if we just veer a little towards the East a nice bike tour could unfold.. Warden – Vrede – Standerton – Secunda. All those places full of inviting Bed and Breakfast establishments.. pizza, beer… mmm. I decide to share the idea with Kenneth at the control in Kestell and roll onwards contently.  The Vetkoek Den at Kestell has no electricity and boasts two handful size vetkoes. In total denial to Kantian Imperative my reptilian brain makes me to ingest both of them in darkness before Kenneth notices.

My jaw drops when three cyclist appear. Hours, they were supposed to be hours ahead. I sense danger. There is a piece of flat iron on the top tube of Nardus’ bike. He detaches it and with a help of a brick proceeds to assault with it the bottom bracket of his machine. A story unfolds.. the bottom bracket seized, over dirt road Gerrit towed Nardus to a farm.. they found the iron.. hammered the bracket… the bracket gave in to the forceful attack and started to move. And now my elegant escape plan is in tatters. Yes, it is three of them, and it takes three to finish… but what if the bike fatally fails taking Nardus out of the game? Then Kenneth or I will need to raise to the occasion and save the day. We are raising and with the average at 14.9 depart Kestell for Reitz.

The pattern repeats. Me. Kenneth and John. Nardus and Gerrit. All working furiously on the average speed. Me – not so furiously. We reach Reitz well after the sunset. Nardus and Gerrit well at home at the control petrol station awash in the dum-dum music poring out of the open doors of micro-bus taxis. Coffee, a pie and a water top up from (fa-la-la) unsecured water tap on the forecourt. The night unfolds, moon to the right of us peeking from the beyond the veil of thin cloud bathing the landscape in the sliver light. A ring of brightness in front of my bike picking out potholes in the tar.  How damn poetic. Petrus Steyn comes, another coffee, a banana. Then at 1 am Heilbron with surprisingly alive, clean and well provided Total garage. I had no idea of the night life of the South African road. We meet again, all five of us. For the last time. Onwards we roll, kilometre after kilometre of up and down road. Now mostly down. It rains, now and then. Cars pass us. Some give us a wide berth, some don’t. Most of the traffic is in the opposite direction. I am quite happy that I am not the first surprising rider those drivers meet tonight. Nardus, Gerrit and John are well ahead of us. At 3 am a small closed up petrol station emerges, lights, water tap, toilets. The total trip speed average standing at 15.4 km/h. We consume the .4 in a power nap. Kenneth curled up on an ornamental bench, I, in the search of darkness, on the floor of the ladies toilet (it must be cleaner then the gents, right?). I am all pumped up with coffee and whatever the body produced to keep me running and addicted. My heart rate decoupled from any sensible indication of the actual effort. The heart offering the virtual finger.  After 15 minutes I decide it is enough and start rustling around Kenneth in a hope of a departure. We keep moving towards civilisation, horizon warms up with the glow of Val Triangle. At 5 am, after a short soul searching moment Kenneth succumbs to the call of Sasolburg lights. We shake hands and he departs in a search of a bed.

The slave driving average stands at 15.0 again. It rains some more. I follow the purple line on Garmin screen towards Three Rivers. The tearful sun raises and I snap a selfie at 6 am .. 334 km. The game calls for a minimum of 25 km to be travelled between 6 and 8 am… rules. Get to Three Rivers control at 6:35.. 343 km… I have it all sewn up.. 360 km by 8 am, easy-peasy. I call my brother in law and arrange for a pick up at Henley. Somehow I forgot to share with him my, err, expectations before. But he, a saintly man, raises to the occasion and all is well. I gulp down a bottle of chocolate milk. Across the forecourt a group of cyclists meets for a morning ride. Yeah, cyclists. Once more I place my buttocks on top of the leather hammock of my saddle, the feet click into the pedals. I ride. A sign indicating a turn towards Henley appears. My rear wheel goes flat.

It is 7:05 and I am 12 km short of 360. Easy… the bike goes rubber side up. I remove the tube, search for any sharp objects embedded in the tyre. Get the spare. Try to pump it up a little with the mini pump I have. Somehow the air does not go in, so what, we will finish it off with CO2 cannister. The tube goes in, the tyre on the rim. The CO2 cannister and its valve go on the tube. I turn the CO2 valve. Nothing happens. It is 7:25. I struggle to remove the now pressurised CO2 setup from the tube. Eventually I unscrew the already punctured cannister and the gas escapes with the loud pop. Yeah.. elementary, dear Watson, I never opened the valve on the tube itself. The error corrected, the seconds cannister goes in. And nothing happens. And then the third one. The CO2 dispenser valve does not work any more. In hand blurring and pain-in-the-arm-defying frenzy, with my mini pump, I mange to fill up the tube to an highly unsatisfactory squishy state. But it keeps the rim off the road. It is 7:38. The phrase “contre-la-montre” normally denoting the time trial race now gains in my mind its full meaning. Lake a man possessed I stomp on the pedals. It is now or never. The soft tire wobbles under me. A lone cyclist coming from an opposite direction flashes a salute. As the clock striked 8 the Garmin little numbers clicked into 362. One never knows.

PS. By 8 am Nardus, Gerrit and John reached the 390 km mark. As I posted my achievement on our WhatsApp group I spotted a picture of badly mauled cycling helmet. Nardus had an accident at 3 am and completed the ride with three cracked ribs and an some other injuries. Kenneth cycled all the way home from Sasolburg. My chest, well.. we will see about my chest.

2018 Results

WC 200km BRM 13 Jan 2018

We had a total of 17 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Richard Baufeldt Cycle Lab 200km 12hr00min
Royd Brandon Aurasan Wc 200km 12hr00min
James Burgess Outriders Cc 200km 11hr30min
Lizelle Burgess Outriders Cc 200km 11hr30min
Cornelie Davis Outriders Cc 200km 12hr00min
Simon Fairbank Outriders Cc 200km 12hr00min
Markus Franz Outriders Cc 200km 12hr30min
Larie Gallagher Aurasan Wc 200km 12hr00min
Renate Gallagher Aurasan Wc 200km 12hr00min
Elize Janse Van Rensburg Aurasan Wc 200km 9hr15min
Philip Kannemeyer Outriders Cc 200km 9hr25min
Derek Lawrence Cape Multisport Club 200km 12hr30min
Warren Steyn Aurasan Wc 200km 11hr30min
Wimpie Van Der Merwe Aurasan Wc 200km 9hr15min
Christiaan Van Zyl Aurasan Wc 200km 9hr15min
Bernard Viljoen Outriders Cc 200km 11hr30min
Robert Young Outriders Cc 200km 12hr00min

200km BRM 21 Jan 2018

We had a total of 17 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Arthur Betts Aurasan 200km 8hr34min
Ravi Bhat Club 100 200km 10hr02min
John Blamey Cycle Lab 200km 8hr34min
Denis Braithwaite Cresta Wheelers 200km 8hr55min
Gillian Critcher Cresta Wheelers 200km 8hr55min
Nick Haines Cycle Lab 200km 8hr34min
Graham Hohls Aurasan 200km 8hr34min
Colleen Lightbody Aurasan 200km 8hr34min
Stiaan Loubser Aurasan 200km 8hr34min
Claus Meinke Aurasan 200km 8hr55min
Grenville Mills Cycle Lab 200km 8hr34min
Robert Reed Albion Wheelers 200km 8hr50min
Brian Rowbotham Club 100 200km 10hr02min
Barry Shaw Cresta Wheelers 200km 8hr55min
Mark Shuter Cycle Lab 200km 8hr34min
Pieter Van Der Walt Aurasan 200km 11hr16min
Ronald Van Haarlem Club 100 200km 10hr02min

300km BRM 21 Jan 2018

We had a total of 12 finishers, plus a brilliant effort by Ernst Stipp, who completed a non-homologated 300km ride on 27-28 Jan 2018 in a time of 10hr48min. Well done.

Name Club Distance Time
Salim Shaikjee Aurasan 300km 14hr44min
Leonard Welthagen Aurasan 300km 13hr54min
Nardus Coetzee Aurasan 300km 13hr54min
Lafras Heron Aurasan 300km 13hr51min
Marie Kotze Aurasan 300km 13hr14min
Dirk Labuschagne Aurasan 300km 13hr14min
Wimpie Sander Aurasan 300km 13hr29min
Chris Whitley Aurasan 300km 13hr09min
Michelle Gahan Cycle Lab 300km 13hr29min
Jean Harper Aurasan 300km 13hr14min
Kobus Janse Van Vuuren Aurasan 300km 13hr14min
Byron Tarr Aurasan 300km 13hr14min

WC 300km BRM 3 Feb 2018

We had a total of 8 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Christiaan Van Zyl Aurasan Wc 300km 12hr15min
Marius Carstens Aurasan Wc 300km 12hr15min
Richard Baufeldt Cycle Lab 300km 16hr50min
Madeleen Kotze Aurasan 300km 16hr50min
James Burgess Outriders Cc 300km 16hr57min
Markus Franz Outriders Cc 300km 16hr57min
Bernard Viljoen Outriders Cc 300km 16hr57min
Robert Young Outriders Cc 300km 16hr57min

200km BRM 18 Feb 2018

We had a total of 31 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Candice Araujo Aurasan 200km 7hr30min
Jan Basson Randmark 200km 7hr57min
John Blamey Cycle Lab 200km 7hr10min
Denis Braithwaite Cresta Wheelers 200km 9hr02min
Gert Britz Aurasan 200km 7hr31min
Joanie Coetzee Aurasan 200km 9hr30min
Gillian Critcher Cresta Wheelers 200km 9hr02min
Fernando Da Costa Aurasan 200km 7hr35min
Marjorie Faber Rooimiere 200km 12hr17min
Michael Haack Cycloholics 200km 8hr20min
Nick Haines Cycle Lab 200km 7hr10min
Graham Hohls Aurasan 200km 7hr10min
Johan Swanepoel Westgate Wheelers 200km 12hr17min
Irene Jonker Randmark 200km 7hr57min
Johan Jonker Randmark 200km 7hr56min
Ian Kriegler Aurasan 200km 7hr32min
Colleen Lightbody Aurasan 200km 7hr10min
Stiaan Loubser Aurasan 200km 7hr10min
Coenraad Loubser Aurasan 200km 9hr02min
Claus Meinke Aurasan 200km 9hr25min
Grenville Mills Cycle Lab 200km 7hr10min
Andre Pretorius Cresta Wheelers 200km 7hr10min
Ian John Privett Aurasan 200km 7hr33min
Deon Robbertze Aurasan 200km 8hr20min
André George Van Der Merwe Rooimiere 200km 12hr17min
Charmaine Van Der Merwe Rooimiere 200km 12hr17min
Andy Van Heerden Cycle Lab 200km 7hr35min
Herman Van Niekerk PPA 200km 7hr36min
Sam  Weldon Rooimiere 200km 7hr32min
Johann Williamson Randmark 200km 12hr17min
Charles Zeelie Edenglen 200km 7hr30min

400km BRM 18 Feb 2018

We had a total of 9 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Nardus Coetzee Aurasan 400km 17hr49min
Darryl Craig Egen Cresta Wheelers 400km 18hr42min
Michelle Ann Gahan Cycle Lab 400km 17hr49min
Kobus Jansen Van Vuuren Sasol Cycling Club 400km 18hr45min
Marle Kotze Aurasan 400km 18hr45min
Wimpie Sander Aurasan 400km 17hr49min
Salim Shaikjee Aurasan 400km 19hr53min
Leonard Welthagen Aurasan 400km 17hr49min
Chris Whitley Aurasan 400km 18hr45min

WC 400km BRM 16 Mar 2018

We had a total of 13 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Richard Baufeldt Cycle Lab 400km 24hr48min
Markus Franz Outriders Cc 400km 24hr38min
Elize Janse Van Rensburg Aurasan Wc 400km 19hr15min
Madeleen Kotze Aurasan Wc 400km 24hr48min
Derek Lawrence Cape Multisport Club 400km 24hr38min
Sarel Louw Aurasan Wc 400km 19hr30min
Daniel Schmeisser Aurasan Wc 400km 19hr15min
Wimpie Van Der Merwe Aurasan Wc 400km 19hr15min
Christiaan Van Zyl Aurasan Wc 400km 19hr15min
Bernard Viljoen Outriders Cc 400km 24hr38min
Sean Viljoen Aurasan Wc 400km 19hr15min
Heinrich Visser Aurasan Wc 400km 19hr15min
Robert Young Outriders Cc 400km 24hr38min

200km BRM 18 Mar 2018

We had a total of 55 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Candice Araujo Aurasan 200km 7hr31min
Pieter Avenant New Horizons Cc 200km 7hr31min
Ravi Bhat Club 100 200km 8hr34min
Nardus Coetzee Aurasan 200km 8hr30min
Clive Collier Aurasan 200km 9hr50min
Ellen Crabtree Aurasan 200km 9hr50min
Andrew Crocker Aurasan 200km 7hr05min
Greg Davis Aurasan 200km 7hr25min
Conrad De Kock Germiston Wheelers 200km 8hr25min
Michelle Ann Gahan Cycle Lab 200km 8hr24min
Estelle Gilbert Aurasan 200km 8hr56min
Jacques Greeff Discovery 200km 7hr47min
Frans Hansen Aurasan 200km 7hr05min
Jean Harper Aurasan 200km 7hr59min
John Heynike Club 100 200km 10hr44min
Glenys Heynike Club 100 200km 10hr44min
Franchua Howard Aurasan 200km 10hr30min
Jaun Jansen Van Vuuen Aurasan 200km 7hr59min
Kobus Jansen Van Vuuren Sasol 200km 7hr59min
Danelle Keulder Discovery 200km 7hr47min
Marle Kotze Lynnwood Cycling Club 200km 7hr31min
Dirk Labuschagne Aurasan 200km 7hr31min
James Lombard Aurasan 200km 7hr05min
Gareth Macintosh Club 100 200km 8hr34min
Heinrich Matthews Aurasan 200km 10hr30min
Andreas Meid Germiston Wheelers 200km 8hr25min
Claus Meinke Ppa 200km 8hr25min
Cloete Murray Select 200km 7hr05min
Pc Nell Sunward Slipstream 200km 7hr47min
R Peixoto Aurasan 200km 10hr05min
Mark Potter Club 100 200km 10hr44min
Bernadette Potter Club 100 200km 10hr44min
Brian Rowbotham Club 100 200km 8hr34min
Wimpie Sander Aurasan 200km 8hr24min
Simon Shaw Cycle Lab 200km 7hr37min
Barry Shaw Cresta Wheelers 200km 9hr50min
Jan Snoer Sunward Slipstream 200km 8hr07min
Madelaine Snoer Sunward Slipstream 200km 8hr35min
Ernest Stipp Aurasan 200km 7hr23min
Danie Strydom Aurasan 200km 8hr25min
John Sturgeon Club 100 200km 10hr44min
Kim Sturgeon Club 100 200km 10hr44min
Adrian Swart Cycle Lab 200km 7hr28min
Byron Tarr Aurasan 200km 7hr59min
Michelle Terblanche Cycle Lab 200km 7hr25min
Pamina Valverde Aurasan 200km 7hr47min
Claire Watson Aurasan 200km 7hr55min
Leonard Welthagen Aurasan 200km 8hr56min
David Wertheim Aymes Aurasan 200km 7hr05min
Chandre Wertheim Aymes Aurasan 200km 8hr07min
Chris Whitley Luso Sport 200km 7hr31min
Kenneth Wilson Cresta Wheelers 200km 8hr30min
Charles Zeelie Edenglen Cc 200km 7hr31min
Bernard Krone Aurasan 200km 8hr25min
Jan Spamers Sunward Slipstream 200km 8hr25min

24hr Flèche starting 30-31 March 2018

We had 6 finishers over 2 teams.

Team Name Club Distance
Fleche Creche John Goddard Sunward Slipstreamers 390km
Fleche Creche Gerrit Pretorius Cresta Wheelers 390km
Fleche Creche Nardus Coetzee Aurasan 390km
Highway Struikrowers Salim Shaikjee Aurasan 503km
Highway Struikrowers Ernest Stipp Aurasan 503km
Highway Struikrowers Michelle Gahan Cyclelab 503km

WC 600km BRM 6 Apr 2018

We had a total of 9 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
James Burgess Outriders Cc 600km 38hr50min
Nico Coetzee Aurasan Wc 600km 39hr55min
Frans Cronje Aurasan Wc 600km 39hr25min
Theunis Esterhuizen Aurasan Wc 600km 39hr55min
Derek Lawrence Cape Multisport Club 600km 38hr50min
Cordula Reusch Aurasan Wc 600km 39hr25min
Desiree Strydom Aurasan Wc 600km 39hr25min
Wimpie Van Der Merwe Aurasan Wc 600km 30hr15min
Bernard Viljoen Outriders Cc 600km 38hr50min

300km BRM 15 Apr 2018

We had a total of 9 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Kobus Jansen Van Vuuren Sasol Cycling Club 300km 11hr53min
Mark Shuter Cyclelabs 300km 11hr53min
Leonard Weltehagen Aurasan 300km 13hr05min
Ernest Stipp Aurasan 300km 13hr05min
Wimpey Sander Aurasan 300km 13hr05min
Salim Shaikjee Aurasan 300km 14hr41min
Kenneth Wilson Cresta Wheelers 300km 16hr10min
Andre Van Der Merwe Rooimiere 300km 16hr10min
Johan Swanepoel Aurasan 300km 16hr10min

WC 1000km BRM 18 May 2018

We had a total of 4 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Elize Janse Van Rensburg Aurasan Wc 1000km 69hr10min
Derek Lawrence Cape Multisport Club 1000km 69hr10min
Ernest Stipp Aurasan Wc 1000km 68hr12min
Desiree Strydom Aurasan Wc 1000km 69hr10min

200km BRM 20 May 2018

We had a total of 23 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Candice Araujo Aurasan 200 km 8hr11min
Simon Beeton Aurasan 200 km 9hr21min
Denis Alan Braithwaite Cresta Wheelers 200 km 10hr15min
David Brewer Aurasan 200 km 10hr15min
Warren Charles Aurasan 200 km 9hr22min
Nardus Coetzee Aurasan 200 km 8hr11min
Derek Conradie Aurasan 200 km 8hr54min
Conrad De Kock Germiston Wheelers 200 km 8hr54min
Brett Deetlefs Reserve Bank 200 km 9hr22min
Jacques Greeff Aurasan 200 km 8hr35min
Francois Hattingh Aurasan 200 km 9hr22min
Michiel Horn Aurasan 200 km 8hr54min
David-John Hough Luso Sport 200 km 9hr22min
Danelle Keulder Aurasan 200 km 8hr35min
Malepule Mseleku Aurasan 200 km 9hr10min
Rowan Schoeman Aurasan 200 km 9hr20min
Barry Shaw Cresta Wheelers 200 km 10hr15min
Daryn Upton Aurasan 200 km 8hr35min
Danielle Van Graan Cycle Lab 200 km 9hr10min
Michael Gordon White Aurasan 200 km 8hr35min
Chris Whitley Luso Sport 200 km 8hr35min
Gerhard Wiehman Reserve Bank 200 km 9hr22min
Charles Zeelie Aurasan 200 km 8hr11min

400km BRM 20 May 2018

We had a total of 8 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Shane Coetser Aurasan 400 km 18hr09min
Jean Harper Aurasan 400 km 20hr34min
Kobus Jansen Van Vuuren Sasol 400 km 20hr34min
Marlé Kotzé Lynnwood Cycles 400 km 20hr34min
Dirk Labuschagne Aurasan 400 km 20hr34min
Pc Nell Sunward Slipstream 400 km 20hr34min
Tiaan Ronne Cycoholics 400 km 19hr28min
Leonard Welthagen Cycle Lab 400 km 18hr09min

WC 200km BRM 2 Jun 2018

We had a total of 5 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Mike Fairbank Outriders Cc 200km 12hr32min
Markus Franz Outriders Cc 200km 12hr32min
Derek Lawrence Cape Multisport 200km 12hr32min
Bernard Viljoen Outriders Cc 200km 12hr32min
Robert Young Outriders Cc 200km 12hr32min

600km BRM 16 Jun 2018

We had a total of 4 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Michelle Gahan Cyclelab 200km 37hr04min
Marle Kotze Lynnwood Cyclery 200km 36hr24min
Tiaan Ronne Cycleholics 200km 37hr04min
Mark Shuter Cyclelab 200km 36hr24min

200km BRM 17 Jun 2018

We had a total of 13 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
John Blamey Cyclelab 200km 8hr51min
Denis Braithwaite Cresta Wheelers 200km 10hr05min
Grant Cowen Tri-x 200km 8hr57min
Gillian Critcher Cresta Wheelers 200km 8hr57min
Nick Haines Cyclelab 200km 8hr46min
Kobus Jansen van Vuuren Sasol Cycling Club 200km 10hr13min
Grenville Mills Cyclelab 200km 8hr56min
Mike Scrooby Cyclelab 200km 8hr46min
Salim Shaikjee Aurasan 200km 10hr05min
Barry Shaw Cresta Wheelers 200km 10hr05min
Louise Shuter CYCLELAB 200km 8hr46min
Henno Snyman Aurasan 200km 10hr13min
Richard Wade Aurasan 200km 9hr55min

200km BRM 17 Jun 2018

We had a total of 13 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
John Blamey Cyclelab 200km 8hr51min
Denis Braithwaite Cresta Wheelers 200km 10hr05min
Grant Cowen Tri-x 200km 8hr57min
Gillian Critcher Cresta Wheelers 200km 8hr57min
Nick Haines Cyclelab 200km 8hr46min
Kobus Jansen van Vuuren Sasol Cycling Club 200km 10hr13min
Grenville Mills Cyclelab 200km 8hr56min
Mike Scrooby Cyclelab 200km 8hr46min
Salim Shaikjee Aurasan 200km 10hr05min
Barry Shaw Cresta Wheelers 200km 10hr05min
Louise Shuter CYCLELAB 200km 8hr46min
Henno Snyman Aurasan 200km 10hr13min
Richard Wade Aurasan 200km 9hr55min

GP 200km BRM 15 Jul 2018

We had a total of 8 riders for this event.

Name Club Distance Time
John Blamey Cycle Lab 200km 8hr46min
Denis Braithwaite Cresta Wheelers 200km 9hr38min
Nick Haines Cycle Lab 200km 8hr46min
Grenville Mills Cycle Lab 200km 8hr46min
Robert Reed Cycle Lab 200km 8hr46min
Louise Shuter Cycle Lab 200km 8hr46min
Mark Shuter Cycle Lab 200km 8hr46min
Graham van Niekerk Aurasan 200km 8hr46min

GP 300km BRM 15 Jul 2018

We had a total of 5 riders for this event.

Name Club Distance Time
Marle Kotze Lynnwood CC 300km 14hr18min
Tiaan Ronne 300km 14hr18min
Dirk Labuschagne Aurasan 300km 14hr18min
Wimpie Sander Aurasan 300km 14hr09min
Leonard Welthagen Aurasan 300km 14hr09min

WC 200km BRM 28 Jul 2018

We had a total of 5 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Gary Kuhnert Outriders 200km 12hr32min
Shaun Otto Aurasan 200km 12hr32min
Eugene Quass BMT 200km 9hr16min
Werner Schmidt Cape Multisport 200km 9hr16min
Rob Walker Wannabees 200km 10hr52min

GP 200km BRM 18 Aug 2018

We had a total of 30 riders for this event.

Name Club Distance Time
Gary Campbell Aurasan 200km 07hr20min
Eric Morris Cycle Lab 200km 07hr40min
Marle Kotze Lynnwood CC 200km 07hr20min
Chris Whitley Luso Sport 200km 07hr20min
Manny Pereira Rooimiere 200km 11hr50min
Johan van Staden Rooimiere 200km 11hr50min
Marjorie Faber Rooimiere 200km 11hr50min
Johan van Duyn Rooimiere 200km 11hr50min
Charmaine van der Merwe Rooimiere 200km 11hr50min
Andre van der Merwe Rooimiere 200km 11hr50min
Dillon Rossouw Cycle Lab 200km 07hr40min
Claus Meinke Aurasan 200km 10hr05min
D Hattingh Aurasan 200km 07hr20min
Stiaan Loubser Cycle Lab 200km 07hr40min
Graham van Niekerk Cycle Lab 200km 07hr40min
Graham Hohls Cycle Lab 200km 07hr40min
Colleen Lightbody Cycle Lab 200km 07hr40min
Yolandi Smith Cresta Wheelers 200km 08hr40min
Adrian Erasmus Aurasan 200km 08hr40min
John Blamey Cycle Lab 200km 07hr40min
Grenville John Mills Cycle Lab 200km 07hr40min
Louise Shuter Cycle Lab 200km 07hr40min
Nick Haines Cycle Lab 200km 07hr40min
Tracy Burger Aurasan 200km 08hr40min
Eben Burger Aurasan 200km 08hr40min
Gillian Critcher Cresta Wheelers 200km 8hr15min
Jorrie Jordaan Aurasan 200km 7hr45min
Graeme Mappin Cycle Lab 200km 08hr40min
Denis Alan Braithwaite Cresta Wheelers 200km 8hr15min
Stoffel Eckley Aurasan 200km 07hr40min

GP 400km BRM 18 Aug 2018

We had a total of 9 riders for this event.

Name Club Distance Time
Ernest Stipp Aurasan 400km 22hr05min
Dirk Labuschagne Aurasan 400km 17hr49min
Mark Shuter Cycle Lab 400km 17hr49min
Kobus Jansen van Vuuren Sasol 400km 18hr29min
Salim Shaikjee Aurasan 400km 21hr44min
Wimpie Sander Aurasan 400km 22hr05min
Michelle Gahan Cycle Lab 400km 22hr05min
Nardus Coetzee Aurasan 400km 18hr47min
Leonard Welthagen Aurasan 400km 18hr47min

WC 200km BRM 8 Sep 2018

We had a total of 24 finishers for this chilly but scenic journey out to see the Darling flowers. Not everyone enjoyed the 80km of headwind home quite so much.

Name Club Distance Time
Richard Baufeldt Aurasan 200km 10hr19min
Sharon Britton Outriders 200km 10hr25min
James Burgess Outriders 200km 10hr02min
Lizelle Burgess Outriders 200km 10hr02min
Marius Carstens Aurasan 200km 08hr50min
Cornelie Davis Outriders 200km 10hr25min
Ernst Engelbrecht Wannabees 200km 09hr54min
Mike Fairbank Outriders 200km 10hr25min
Markus Franz Outriders 200km 10hr25min
Madeleen Kotze Aurasan 200km 10hr19min
Gideon Krige Aurasan 200km 09hr54min
Derek Lawrence Cape Multisport 200km 10hr25min
Jacques Lotriet Aurasan 200km 10hr10min
Izak Nel Aurasan 200km 09hr54min
Eugene Quass Aurasan 200km 08hr29min
Werner Schmidt Cape Multisport 200km 08hr40min
Wimpie Van Der Merwe Aurasan 200km 08hr50min
Franci Van Der Walt Aurasan 200km 08hr50min
Gerhard Van Noordwyk Aurasan 200km 11hr34min
Chris Van Zyl Aurasan 200km 08hr50min
Bernard Viljoen Outriders 200km 10hr25min
Sean Viljoen Aurasan 200km 08hr50min
Rob Walker Wannabees 200km 11hr34min
Robert Young Outriders 200km 10hr25min

GP 200km BRM 23 Sep 2018

We had a total of 17 finishers. It was a very windy day.

Name Club Distance Time
Hardus Engelbrecht Parys CC 200km 10hr13min
Mark Saunders Cyclelab 200km 09hr08min
D Hattingh Lynnwood CC 200km 09hr18min
John Andrew Goddard Sunward 200km 10hr59min
PC Nell Sunward 200km 09hr08min
Graham Hohls Cyclelab 200km 09hr37min
Colleen Lightbody Cyclelab 200km 09hr37min
Stiaan Loubser Cyclelab 200km 09hr37min
Graham van Niekerk Cyclelab 200km 09hr37min
Bianca Jacob Cyclelab 200km 09hr37min
Nicolas Zentelis Cyclelab 200km 09hr37min
John Blamey Cyclelab 200km 09hr37min
Tertius Calitz Cyclelab 200km 09hr37min
Grenville Mills Cyclelab 200km 09hr37min
Nick Haines Cyclelab 200km 09hr37min
Stoffel Eckley Cyclelab 200km 09hr37min
Danielle van Graan Cyclelab 200km 09hr08min

GP 1000km Max BRM 21 Sep 2018

We had a total of 10 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Ernest Stipp Aurasan 1000km 70hr22min
Dirk Labuschagne Aurasan 1000km 69hr51min
Mark Shuter Cycle Lab 1000km 65hr19min
Kobus Jansen Van Vuuren Sasol 1000km 65hr19min
Salim Shaikjee Aurasan 1000km 70hr24min
Wimpie Sander Aurasan 1000km 64hr58min
Michelle Gahan Cycle Lab 1000km 70hr24min
Nardus Coetzee Aurasan 1000km 68hr01min
Leonard Welthagen Aurasan 1000km 64hr58min
Marle Kotze Aurasan 1000km 69hr51min

WC 300km BRM 6 Oct 2018

We had a total of 7 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Wimpie vd Merwe Aurasan 300km 12hr20min
Sean Viljoen Aurasan 300km 12hr20min
Marius Carstens Aurasan 300km 12hr20min
Werner Schmidt Cape Multisport 300km 14hr00min
Derek Lawrence Outriders 300km 16hr35min
Bernard Viljoen Outriders 300km 16hr35min
Markus Franz Outriders 300km 16hr35min

GP 200km BRM 21 Oct 2018

We had a total of 16 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Nathan Bokwe Aurasan 200km 9hr06min
Ernst Boshoff Aurasan 200km 9hr06min
Denis Braithwaite Cresta Wheelers 200km 9hr49min
Josh Cesman Aurasan 200km 9hr06min
Gillian Critcher Cresta Wheelers 200km 9hr38min
Anthea Chittenden Aurasan 200km 9hr06min
Henri  Hanekom Aurasan 200km 10hr45min
Adele Long Aurasan 200km 9hr06min
Brenton Long Vwe Track 200km 9hr06min
Tiaan Ronne Cycoholic 200km 10hr55min
Barry Shaw Cresta Wheelers 200km 9hr49min
Laurent Scholtz Aurasan 200km 9hr06min
Georges Sayegh Aurasan 200km 9hr06min
Mark Shuter Cycle Lab 200km 9hr06min
Luuk Van Den Heuvel Aurasan 200km 9hr06min
Luca Wildt Cyclelab 200km 9hr06min

GP 300km BRM 21 Oct 2018

We had a total of 4 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Michelle Gahan Cyclelab 300km 13hr00min
Kobus Jansen Van Vuuren Sasol Cyling Club 300km 13hr00min
Ernest Stipp Aurasan 300km 13hr30min
Leonard Welthagen Aurasan 300km 12hr52min

WC 400km BRM 2 Nov 2018

We had a total of 9 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Chris van Zyl Aurasan 400km 17hr15min
Wimpie vd Merwe Aurasan 400km 17hr15min
Sean Viljoen Aurasan 400km 17hr15min
Eugene Quass Aurasan 400km 18hr38min
Werner Schmidt Cape Multisport 400km 18hr38min
Robert Young Outriders 400km 24hr10min
Derek Lawrence Outriders 400km 24hr10min
Bernard Viljoen Outriders 400km 24hr10min
Markus Franz Outriders 400km 24hr10min

GP 600km BRM 24 Nov 2018

We had a total of 2 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Salim Shaikjee Aurasan 600km 37hr55min
Andrew Waddingtong Aurasan 600km 37hr55min

WC 600km BRM 30 Nov 2018

We had a total of 11 finishers.

Name Club Distance Time
Ernst Engelbrecht Aurasan WC 600km 37hr55min
Markus Franz Outriders CC 600km 38hr48min
Gideon Krige Aurasan WC 600km 37hr55min
Derek Lawrence Cape Multisport 600km 38hr48min
Izak Nel Aurasan WC 600km 37hr55min
Eugene Quass Aurasan WC 600km 34hr04min
Werner Schmidt Cape Multisport 600km 34hr04min
Ernest Stipp Aurasan WC 600km 29hr28min
Henning Van Wyk Aurasan WC 600km 29hr11min
Bernard Viljoen Outriders CC 600km 38hr48min
Andrew Waddington Aurasan WC 600km 32hr04min
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European Randonnée from Germany to Italy

From: Rando Imperator [mailto:info@randoimperator.com]
Sent: 12 January 2017 06:27 PM
To: tet@telkomsa.net
Subject: Join the European Randonnée from Germany to Italy

Hi there, we’re the organizers of the ‘Rando Imperator’, the randonnée that starts from Munich (Germany) and arrives in Italy. It’s an ‘european’ randonnée as the route goes through four different countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

No borders in Europe, for cyclists and everybody!

We would like to invite you to the third edition on Saturday and Sunday May 6 to 7, 2017. You can choose one of three routes: Munich-Ferrara (600km), Munich-Bozen (300km) and Bozen-Ferrara (300km). We ride along the bike path called ‘via Claudia Augusta’ across the Alps. Last year over 150 cyclists joined the event, this year we’d love to have more subscribes from all around the Europe.

You can feel the spirit of our randonnée reading here: http://witoor.com/en/registration-randonnee-rando-imperator-2017/

We would really appreciate your presence!

Thank you, and hope to see you soon.

Simone Dovigo

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Rando Imperator
6th-7th May, 2017
Cycling from Germany to Italy

The European Randonnée from Bavaria to Italy, across the Alps and through Austria. A journey by bike along the ancient Roman road “Via Claudia Augusta”.

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Witoor
phone: +39 3402611527
email: info@randoimperator.com
web: www.randoimperator.com
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/witoor.bicycletours
twitter: http://twitter.com/witoorbiketours
instagram: http://instagram.com/witoor

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