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Race Registration

Date: 2 April 2020
Time: 16:00 until 19:00
Location: Avianto Lifestyle Estate

Please note the following: 

    • Riders of the same team must register together
    • No late registrations will be allowed
    • If a team has not registered, they will not be allowed to start
    • Photo identification will be required (driver’s license, passport or ID book)

Pre-Race Briefing

Date: 2 April 2020
Time: 19:00
Location: Avianto Lifestyle Estate

Attendance is important as vital information regarding the race will be given.

Daily Race Briefing

Time: 19:00 until 20:00

Location: Avianto Lifestyle Estate

Daily Race Start

Time: 08:00

Daily Cut-Off Time

Time: 14:00

The cut-off time may be altered daily at the discretion of the chief commissaire.

Prize Giving

It will take place every evening (Friday, 3 April 2020 and Saturday, 4 April 2020) at 19:00

Final Prize Giving

Time: 12:30


The first meal included in your package will be served Thursday, 2 April 2020 (DINNER) and your last meal will be Sunday, 5 April 2020 (LUNCH).

Daily Routine

06:00 – Rise and Shine

06:30 – Breakfast

06:30 – Secure Bike Park Opens

07:15 – Start Chute Opens

07:45 – Start Chute Closes

07:50 – Secure Bike Park Closes

08:00 – Race Starts

11:00 – First Expected Riders To Arrive

11:00 – Race Medical Facility Opens

11:00 – Secure Bike Park Opens

11:00 – Bike Wash Opens

12:00 – Lunch Starts

14:00 – Race Cut-Off (This may vary daily at the discretion of the race commissaire)

16:00 – Rider Only Chill Zone Opens

17:00 – Rider Only Chill Zone Closes

18:00 – Dinner Starts

19:00 – Prize Giving

19:00 – Dinner Finishes

20:00 – Race Medical Facility Closes

23:00 – Lights Out

Recommended Goods

A Mobile Phone

A fully charged mobile phone loaded with all emergency numbers supplied at race registration. Keep the phone switched off to preserve battery life.

Sun Block

With a minimum SPF factor of 20.

First Aid Kit

Consisting: 1 stretch bandage, 2 dressings, adhesive plasters, foil survival blanket.


A minimum of 2L of fluid to be carried by each rider.

Bike Repair Tools

Tools comprising of spare tubes, a multi tool, replacement derailleur hanger, inflation device, pump etc.


A pair of sunglasses.


3 x sets of cycling clothing (ensure you invest in some good quality cycling shorts).


Energy bars and food.

What you will need at the Race Village

Credit card or cash

Sleeping bag and cover sheet

Casual clothing

Flip Flops

Hat or cap




Locks for your bag and tent

Personal medication

Laundry bag

Mosquito repellent

Washing detergent

Bike Delivery

Relax and enjoy your race – let us take care of your bicycle! Bicycle transport from Cape Town to the Glacier Cradle Traverse (Avianto Lifestyle Estate) is available. We have a unique “roll in roll out” system and it is not necessary to take your bicycle apart.

To book your bike, please contact JP van Zyl:

Bike Service

JP van Zyl is well known in cycling circles. Cycling is in his blood, so if you want to talk tech, he is your go-to guy. As the official bike technical service provider, he offers a very affordable maintenance option for the duration of the race and all bookings and payments can be done directly with him.

The service process: You will be exhausted at the end of each day and longing for a hot shower and a meal. In those moments, nothing is more frustrating than a bike that misbehaves so maintenance needs to be worked into your daily routine. Our service partners will service your bike as quickly as possible – just keep in mind that a proper job takes time. The benefit of the maintenance plan is that you can simply bring us your bike after the stage and collect it again later – serviced and clean.

To book your spot, please contact JP van Zyl:  

Please note only race approved service providers are allowed.

Sports Massages

EPT Recovery is a professional team of highly qualified massage therapists that specializes in sports recovery. As your official partner in recovery at the Glacier Cradle Traverse, we encourage you to step up a gear for better performance and book your recovery massage TODAY. Together with EPT Recovery, you can take your ride to the next level where you will stand firm against the effects of fatigue.

We are excited to provide you with the following services to enhance your total experience at this world-class South African event;
Please Note, only Race approved Service Providers are allowed.

We offer the following:


Massage and Stretching

  • Pre-event Massage and Stretching
  • Recovery Massage and Stretching

Strapping and Taping

  • Pre-event Strapping and Taping (Kinesio taping and EAB strapping)
  • Strapping and Taping (Kinesio taping and EAB strapping)

Foam rolling station

  • Foam rolling station (foam rollers and myofascial ball provided)
Book your spot here


The Glacier Cradle Traverse will supply a full medical service at the race village and on the route. Trained medical personnel, including a race doctor and medics, will also be on the route on quad bikes or 4×4 vehicles to handle any emergencies that may occur. More serious cases will be transferred to any of the local hospitals, where a more comprehensive service is available.

Basic medical services are for free, but recurring injuries or treatment of pre-existing chronic conditions will be charged for.

Please remember to carry the details of your medical insurance in the case of hospitalization.

Bulk Services

Bike Wash

This is a complimentary service provided by the event sponsors. Talisman Hire will be taking care of your bike. Note that your bike has to be cleaned before any servicing is done.


We want you to enjoy your stay without the added worries of having to do washing. We offer a laundry package at a very reasonable rate and will guarantee that you will have clean and dry clothing for each stage. Please enquire at the race office.

Laundry Services

We want you to enjoy your stay without the added worries of having to do washing. We offer a laundry package at a very reasonable rate and will guarantee that you will have clean and dry clothing for each stage.  Please enquire at the race office.

Optional Extras

Kiddies Package

Few things provide greater peace of mind than knowing your children are well looked after while you take part in this unforgettable event! A child-minding service will be available. This will entail adult supervision with meals and entertainment at the race venue during the morning of each stage and also during dinner. The entertainment includes both educational games and physical exercise – make sure you pack their bikes and sports shoes!

This service is at a cost of R900.00 per child for the weekend. The age restriction for this service is from 4 to 10 years old.

The hours of supervision are as follow:
Thursday, 2 April 2020
17:00 until 20:00

Friday, 3 April 2020
08:00 until 14:00 and 18:00 until 20:00

Saturday, 4 April 2020
08:00 until 14:00 and 18:00 until 20:00

Sunday, 5 April 2020
08:00 until 13:00

Supporter packages

Your family is welcome to join you during meals and prize giving. However, they will only be allowed to join you in the designated areas if you have booked a family pass that includes their meal tickets.

Supporter package (no accommodation, no breakfast) @ R1 925.00

Buffet breakfast

Buffet breakfast on all three race days

Cost: R770.00

Shuttle service from Lanseria Airport

This service will be available for riders from Lanseria Airport (one way). Your bike will be included.

Time slots:
Thursday, 2 April 2020
12:00 and 14:00

Sunday, 5 April 2020
15:00 and 18:00

Cost: R250.00 (one way)

Prize Money

We will confirm this closer to the event.

Race Rules

Cancellations & Refunds

Refund Policy:

  • Substitutions can be done (only until 19 March 2020) at a substitution fee of R 250-00 (ZAR) per rider transferred.
  • Refunds up to 02 October 2019 at 75% of the entry fee.
  • Refunds from 02 October 2019 until 02 January 2020 at 50% of the entry fee.
  • No refunds after 02 January 2020.
  • Please note that only fully paid entries received by 02 February 2020 will receive the complimentary event apparel.
  • Entries are not transferable.
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