EVENT & rIDER INFO

Everything you will need to know about Around the Pot - Overberg 100 miler

and the Swellendam region.

OVERVIEW & FACTS

WHEN: Saturday 24 July 2021

FORMAT:Solo, Teams of 2, Teams of 3 and Teams of 4

ENTRY FEES

FULL 200MILER/321KM

   COST:     Solo  - R1100

                   Teams of 2 - R1900

                   Teams of 3 - R2800 

                   Teams of 4 - R3600

FULL 100MILER/160KM

   COST:     Solo  - R800

                   Teams of 2 - R1400

                   Teams of 3 - R2100 

                   Teams of 4 - R2800  

60 MILER/98KM (SHORTCUT OVER THE FERRY)

   COST:     Solo  - R600

                   Teams of 2 - R1000

                   Teams of 3 - R1500

                   Teams of 4 - R2000

25 MILER/40KM (CHICKEN RUN)

   COST:     Solo  - R325

                   Teams of 2 - R550

                   Teams of 3 - R825

                   Teams of 4 - R1100

 

PLEASE NOTE:

AROUND THE POT IS A CYCLING SOUTH AFRICA SANCTIONED EVENT. 

RIDERS WILL NEED TO PURCHASE A R50 DAY LICENSE IF THEY DO NOT HAVE A YEAR LICENSE.

​REGISTRATION:

FOR ALL 4 DISTANCES WILL BE IN THE AFTERNOON ON FRIDAY 23 JULY 2021 FROM 12:00 TO 21:00 OR ON SATURDAY MORNING BETWEEN 05h00 AND 06h30 (100miler/60miler/25miler ONLY)

ONLINE ENTRIES WILL CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY 21 JULY 2021 AT MIDNIGHT

GOODIEBAGS ONLY FOR THE FIRST 500 ENTRIES

THE RACE BRIEFING WILL BE AT THE START LINE 15min BEFORE THE RACE START.

ALL FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE A RACE MEDAL AND A FINISH LINE HAMBURGER.

AFTER RACE MASSAGES CAN BE PRE-BOOKED ON ENTRYNINJA @R100. ON THE DAY FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS @     R120 

PRIZE-GIVING WILL BE AT 15:00 ON SATURDAY

PRIZE MONEY

Prize Money 100 Miler

Solo Men           R 2,500        R 1,500       R750

Solo Women     R 2,500        R 1,500       R750

Mens Team        R 3,500       R 1,800       R1,000

Womens Team  R 3,500       R 1,800      R1,000

Mix Team           R 3,500       R 1,800       R1,000

  

Prize Money 60 Miler                   

Solo Men               R1,300                 R700               R400

Solo Women         R1,300                 R700               R400

Mens Team           R1,800                R1,000            R700

Womens Team     R1,800                R1,000            R700

Mix Team              R1,800                R1,000            R700

Prize Money 25 Miler Fun Ride​

R1 300.00 prize hampers collectively

 Total: R 45 000,00

PRIZE-GIVING WILL BE AT 15:00 ON SATURDAY 

 

WHERE

All 4 races will start and finish at the Swellendam Showgrounds.

GPS Coordinates: 34*  1.683' S     20* 26.546 E

Click on the 'Maps & Directions' icon above to see map and directions to Race Start

ON ROUTE & WATERPOINTS

This route will mainly consist of fast flowing gravel/dirt roads through the rolling foothills of the Overberg.

  • 200 Miler Riders (321km) will leave Swellendam at 00:00 (midnight) Friday evening and will reach Waterpoint 1 (50km) at about 02h00-03h00

  • 200 MILERS 9x water points (of which 3 are official checkpoints) on route with water, energy drink and eats.

  • (50km / 90km(CP1) / 127km / 170(CP2)km / 192km / 223km(CP3-ferry) / 257km/ 295km/308km)

  • At Waterpoint 6 at Malagas (223km) you will enter a neutral zone for 45 minutes. Here you will be served with breakfast at Malagas and you'll experience real Overberg hospitallity. All other checkpoints will be included in your timing.

  •  At all checkpoint is where you will be able to meet your team support vehicle or support box. Teams without support vehicles will be able to collect their support boxes at the 3 checkpoints. 

  • Support boxes to be handed in by 21h00 on Friday. (3hours before start)

  • Support boxes to be collected as from 18h00 Saturday afternoon 

  • Hamburger at the finish when you hand in your race number. 

  • Cut off time at the ferry (223km) 17h00 avg speed 13.2km/h 

  • Finish Line cut-off will be at 00h00 Saturday evening. (24hours)

 

100 Miler Riders (160km) will leave Swellendam at 7:30am and will reach Waterpoint 1 (35km) at about 09am-9h30

  • 100 MILERS 6x water points on route with water, energy drink and eats.(35km/65km/100km/118km/130km/145km)

  • At Waterpoint 3 at Malagas (100km) you will enter a neutral zone for 45 minutes. Here you will be served with lunch at Malagas and you'll experience real Overberg hospitallity. This is where you will meet your team support vehicle. Teams without support vehicles will be able to collect their support boxes at the water table. 

  • Support boxes to be handed in by 6:30am on raceday.

  • Collect boxes from 3pm after the race.

  • Hamburger at the finish when you hand in your race number.

  • Ferry cut off time at 100km 14h00pm avg speed 15.4km/h

  • Finish Line cut-off will be at 6pm (10.5hours) 15.2km/h avg incl all STOPS

 

60Miler Riders (97km) will leave Swellendam at 8h00am and will reach Waterpoint 1 (35km) at about 9h30am

  • 60 MILER 4x waterpoints (35km/48km/75km/85km) will be stocked with good fluid supplies and some scrumptious snacks.

  • At Waterpoint 2 at Malagas (48km) you will enter a neutral zone for 45 minutes. Here you will be served with lunch and you'll experience real Overberg hospitallity. Unfortunately NO support boxes or Support vehicles for 60 MILER Riders.

  • Hamburger at the finish when you hand in your race number.

  • No support boxes allowed

25Miler Riders (40km) will leave Swellendam at 08:30 and will reach Waterpoint 1 (28km) at about 09h30

  • 25 MILER 1x waterpoint on route (28km) will be stocked with good fluid supplies and some scrumptious snacks.

  • Hamburger at the finish when you hand in your race number.

  • Unfortunately NO support boxes or Support vehicles for 25 MILER Riders.

You will have 45 minutes to eat and cross the river.

Any minutes more than 45 spent in the Malagas Neutral zone will be added to your race time.

 

Kiddies area at the finish line!

200 Miler, 100 Miler and 60 Miler routes is Cyclo Cross/Gravel Bike Friendly.

Please note this is an outdoor MTB gravel-road race. Please come prepared for all weather conditions. It can be nice and sunny, but also rainy and muddy.

ACCOMMODATION

TENT VILLAGE AT SWELLENDAM SHOWGROUNDS:

You can book a 3x3m tent with 2x Stretchers, 2x Mattresses, Bedside Table, 2x Chairs, in the tent village at the Swellendam Showgrounds. No electricity or bedding provided - please bring your own.

R600 for one night/2 people = R300pppn (Choose Friday or Saturday Night)

R800 for two nights/2 people = R200pppn

Parking and ablutions available at the Showgrounds.

BOOK THIS AS A MERCHANDISE ITEM WITH YOUR ENTRY!

FOR ALL OTHER ACCOMMODATION, WINE AND DINING NEEDS PLEASE VISIT:

www. visitswellendam.co.za

 

WHAT TO BRING

200 Miler - CYCLE LIGHT and BATTERY PACK

100 Miler - REAR RED LIGHTS

BIKE ACCESSORIES & RIDING KITS

SUNSCREEN & SUNGLASSES

BIKE REPAIR KIT & TUBES

MOBILE PHONE

HYDRATION PACKS & WATER BOTTLES

GPS/COMPUTER/HR MONITOR

CHAIN LINKS and LUBE

WIND BREAKER & GLOVES

SHOES & SOCKS & HELMET

BEANIE & SCARF

FOOD & DRINKS

Your race entry will include Lunch at Waterpoint #2/#3 (Malgas Ferry) and a Hamburger after finishing

ALL WATERPOINTS WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING AVAILABLE:

SMALL POTATOES

JELLY BABIES

MARSMALLOWS

MUFFINS

BANANA BREAD

FRUIT VARIETY

WATER

COKE

ENDUREN

Waterpoint 4 on the 100 Miler will only have WATER,COKE and ENDUREN

ENTRIES & REGISTRATION

All Entries and  Garment sales will be open from 1 NOVEMBER 2020

Registration will be on Friday 23 July 2021 from 12pm to 9pm and also on race day from 5am - 6:30am (100miler/60miler/25miler only)

Registration office will be at the Swellendam show grounds.

Please collect and hand in your team support box at Registration:

200 miler - not later than 9pm on Friday

100 miler - not later than 06h306:30am Saturday.

Online entries will close on Wednesday 15 July 2020 at Midnight 

NO LATE OR ON-RACEDAY ENTRIES

Garment will be available on raceday to purchase.

Please make sure you have collected your support vehicle sticker with registration.

​Goodiebags only for the first 500 online entries.

CANCELLATIONS & SUBSTITuTIONS

Cancellations

- ALL 2020 entries will automatically carry over to the 2021 event. 

- 100% if the event is cancelled due to Covid19 related issues if you have entered for the 2021 event. 

- 75% of entry fee is refunded if cancellation is done in May and earlier;

- 50% of entry fee is refunded if cancellation is done in June 
- 0% of entry fee is refunded if cancellation is done in July    (if at this late stage your partner cannot participate anymore, you will be allowed to do a late substitution, or partake as a single rider.  You will be allowed to collect your partners’ race pack.  PLEASE hand in the unused bike number-board. Inform the entry office if you will be a single rider and with what other team you will slot in.
– Under no circumstances will an entry be rolled over

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SUBSTITUTIONS

Substitutions can be done online as follows:

Email event management with existing and substitute participants ID No.

Also add his/her name and new email address.

The administrative cost of a substitution is R 50; and the substitution will not reflect until such payment has been made.

Once you have made the substitution payment, you will receive a new email confirming the new rider. If you have not received the mail, contact the event management.

Cyclists who have entered and paid, but cannot participate in the ATP Event, for whatever reason, must inform the Event Management. No cyclist is allowed to participate under the name of another participant. Such action will lead to immediate disqualification.

Please note that all team participants, including the race organizer, will be notified of substitutions.

Please note that once a substitution is completed, the original riders’ details will not be kept for future events.

Please note ALL substitutions close on 31 June 2021. Late substitutions can then only be done at Registration @ R 100 per person.

Please note that substituted team participants will receive the clothing size of the initial participant,

RACE RULES & INDEMNITIES

Shortest riding time wins, not necessarily first over the line.  This is because of the 45min neutral zone at Malgas Ferry that can be spent at your discretion.

  • The routes will be marked.

  • Marshalls must be obeyed at all times.

  • 100 MILER Participants may only receive help team support vehicle at Checkpoint #3

  • Any kind of assistance from any other source will lead to disqualification.

  • No littering is allowed on the route, at checkpoints or at the venue.

  • Please dispose of litter at the water points or in designated rubbish bins.

  • No smoking or lighting of fires is allowed on the course.

  • Offenders will be disqualified and may face a life time ban from future events.

  • The same goes for vandalism of any kind to property, plants and animals as you are riding through Nature reserves

  • The marked course must be followed by all participants.

  • Taking shortcuts will lead to disqualification.

  • Team members in the MTB  Race must stay within 2 minutes of each other. Failure to do so at any point in the race will lead to possible disqualification or time penalties.

  • Malagas Checkpoint #2/#3 Cut-Off is 13h30

  • Finish line Cut-Off is at 18h00

  • Race support will be withdrawn at 19h00.

  • No helmet No ride

INDEMNITIES TO BE DONE  ON ENTRY PORTAL.

SUPPORT

The following support services will be provided:

 

Emergency Medical services.

200 MILER 8x water points on route with water, energy drink and eats (50km / 90km(CP1) / 127km / 170(CP2)km / 192km / 223km(CP3-ferry) / 257km/ 295km)

100 MILER 6x water points on route with water, energy drink and eats.(35km/65km/100km/118km/130km/145km)

60 MILER 4x waterpoints on route with water, energy drink and eats.(35km/48km/75km/85km)

25 MILER 1x waterpoint on route with water, energy drink and eats. (28km)

Breakfast Brunch Roosterkoek at Malgas and Hamburger at finish for all riders.

Sweeper vehicles.

Lube Table at Malgas ferry

FREE BIKE WASH AND LUBE AT THE FINISH LINE WHILE YOU ENJOY A BEER!

Results will be made available on the Mobii website LIVE  or as soon as possible.

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