The Western Cape has the Double Century, the Free State has the Maluti Double 90. Now Gauteng will have their first Team Time Trial event, namely a Metric Century (100Km) and an Imperial Century (or 100 miler). We are proud to announce the Germiston Classic, brought to you by Macsteel, in a new format, on a new course and starting at a new venue.

Late Entries can be applied for, by completing this form and sending via email to us.

Team riding bikes on a team time trial race
Saturday, 30 October 2021Sunday, 31 October 2021
The METRIC CENTURY
100Km
6-person team-time trial
750m elevation gain
The IMPERIAL CENTURY
100-miles (160Km)
10-person team-time trial
1100m elevation gain

REFUND POLICY:

  1. A non-refundable deposit of R500 is required to secure your team’s entry to the event;
  2. Full and final payment is required to be paid by 16/10/2021; we will communicate directly with the Team’s captain, who needs to register their team on the entry portal;
  3. If the event is cancelled inside of the 14 days before the event start time, a refund will be issued for the balance amount, but not the initial deposit (R500);
  4. The organisers (all volunteers) do not receive any financial gain from this event, as all proceeds are donated to the various charities and projects associated with the Germiston Rotary Club, and Germiston Wheelers Cycle Club.

COVID POLICY:

  1. All participants will need to comply to the regulations in force at the time of the event;
  2. The venue complies to the current covid regulations, and all protocols will be in place to ensure the safety of the hosts, participants, and organising team;
  3. This event is not a mass start event, and participants will have limited access into the start and/or hospitality area.
  4. Updated 22/09/2021 – CyclingSA issued the BLUEPRINT FOR COVID 19 RISK MITIGATION PLANNING AND IMPLIMENTATION STRATEGIES OF MASS PARTICIPATION EVENTS as the current rules, regulations, guidelines and expectations for participants. Our event has less than 2500 participants per day, so rule 12.4 applies with regards to a pre-event COVID-19 test and/or vaccination.

12.4. One-day race with less than 2500 people as part of the total footprint
12.4.1. No testing required.
12.4.2. Proof of vaccination not compulsory but recommended.

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Basic Entry Details

  • No entries will be allowed on race day, but entries will remain open until 4 days prior to the event;
  • By entering the event, you agree to abide by the rules of this event.
ONLINE ENTRIES ARE CLOSED
Entries open on 10 August 2021
Pre-entries close on 16 October 2021
The event is subject to event rules and regulations governed by the relevant COVID regulations in place at the time.

Event Name:
The METRIC CENTURY (100Km)
Event Name:
The IMPERIAL CENTURY (160Km)
Date:
30 October 2021
Date:
31 October 2021
Start Time:
06:00
1 minute intervals between groups
Start Time:
06:00
1 minute intervals between groups
Venue:
Cafe du Cirque / Circus Coffee Shop, Daleside
Scroll down for directions to the venue
Venue:
Cafe du Cirque / Circus Coffee Shop, Daleside
Scroll down for directions to the venue
Entry Fee:
R3,000 per team
Entry Fee:
R5,000 per team
Categories:
All men’s teams
All woman’s teams
Mixed teams

Tandems allowed? Yes
Categories:
All men’s teams
All woman’s teams
Mixed teams


Tandems allowed? Yes
Team Finish Time:
Once the 4th person finishes
Mixed teams must have 2 ladies
Team Finish Time:
Once the 6th person finishes
Mixed teams must have 3 ladies
Number Collection:
At the registration table on race day.
Available from 05:00
Number Collection:
At the registration table on race day.
Available from 05:00
Event Timing:
TBC
Event Timing:
TBC
Water Points:
5 on the route, plus one at the finish
Water Points:
7 on the route, plus one at the finish
Results:
Results will be available on the website
Results:
Results will be available on the website
Prize Giving:
There will only be a ceremonial podium presentation for photos, unless COVID regulations prevent mass gatherings greater than the venue capacity. Prize money will be issued by EFT, with the winners to be contacted electronically after the event.
Prize Giving:
There will only be a ceremonial podium presentation for photos, unless COVID regulations prevent mass gatherings greater than the venue capacity. Prize money will be issued by EFT, with the winners to be contacted electronically after the event.

Prize Kitty


Route Map

The Metric Century

The route takes in roads south-east of the Circus Coffee Shop, with +/- 750m of elevation gain1 over the 100Km2 route, aka the Metric Century. Road surfaces are mostly excellent on the latter sections of the route. The course is an out-and-back route, where riders will be able to see their competitors at some points along the route.

Shown below, the route has a total of 6 left turns, 6 right turns and one u-turn. Marshals will be placed at all 15 intersections, as well as the only 4-way intersections on the route. Riders will be expected to obey all traffic rules on the day, including having to stop at intersections, if instructed by the marshals (safety is our first priority). 

  • 4 Water points on the route, plus the final water point at the finish:
    • Outward leg at 18Km, 44Km;
    • On the return leg at 56Km and 82Km.
  • All participants will receive a medal/trophy with their team race pack, and not individually as they complete the event.

The Imperial Century

The route takes in roads south-east of the Circus Coffee Shop, with +/-1100m of elevation gain3 over the 100-mile route, aka the Imperial Century. Road surfaces are mostly excellent on the latter sections of the route. The course is an out-and-back route, where riders will be able to see their competitors at some points along the route.

Shown below, the route has a total of 7 left turns, 7 right turns and one u-turn. Marshals will be placed at all 15 intersections, as well as the only 4-way intersections on the route. Riders will be expected to obey all traffic rules on the day, including having to stop at intersections, if instructed by the marshals (safety is our first priority). 

  • 7 Water points on the route, plus the final water point at the finish:
    • Outward leg at 18Km, 44Km, 61Km and 80Km (turn around point);
    • On the return leg at 100Km and 117km and 142Km.
  • All participants will receive a medal/trophy with their team race pack, and not individually as they complete the event.

Route download

View the route map on the following applications. You may download the GPS file to use on your GPS, by using the same linkes, below:

The Metric CenturyThe Imperial Century
Garmin Connect
Strava
Komoot

1 Elevation gain varies based on app and/or device used.
2 Actual race distance is 102.8Km.
Garmin Connect
Strava
Komoot

3 Elevation gain varies based on app and/or device used.

Directions to the venue

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