Having been a traditional date on the calendar for two decades, organisers of the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship are preparing for a big entry at Sun City next month.
Spokesperson Sonett de Villiers said the 20th anniversary of the event had created much interest and they were expecting an increase in entries from last year.
“For that reason, we will cap the fields for the mountain bike events on August 19 at 1 500 and the following day’s road races at 4 000,” she said.
She added that the occasion would be celebrated with distinctive mementos.
“We are introducing special pink T-shirts for the 20th edition, as well as buffs and other merchandise. There will also be a commemorative medal.”
De Villiers said they would again place a big emphasis on making sure the riders enjoyed a memorable experience.
“From an organisational perspective, we have always concentrated on delivering at a consistently high level,” she said.
At the top of their priority list, she said, was to ensure the riders’ safety, an objective well supported by Sun City, who created a secure environment for the mountain bikers within their grounds.
“For the road race, we are again engaging with all the mines to ensure their trucks don’t run on the Sunday morning.”