The Takealot Berge & Dale cycling road race will have a new venue when it takes place next month, starting and finishing at Silverstar Casino.
The 20th edition of the popular event in Krugersdorp on Gauteng’s West Rand will be held on February 23, with entries closing on February 13.
The feature race will take place over 108km and there is a second option of 60km.
Hosted by ASG events, chief executive officer Erick Oosthuizen said they believed Silverstar would add massive value to the race.
“The venue is built to host many people, which means they have the infrastructure for an occasion such as this,” he said.
“This includes sufficient refreshment facilities, secure parking, restaurants and, naturally, a casino if you’re feeling lucky.”
After being approached by ASG Events last year, Silverstar Casino events manager Nadia Godridge said they were thrilled to link up with the annual race.
“Sporting events are very much a part of our offering at Silverstar,” she said, “whether we are screening games on our outdoor screen or providing a start and finish venue.”
Attracting thousands of competitors, the race organisers are keen to create a memorable atmosphere at the finish and Godridge said they were confident they could deliver this.
“At Silverstar, gees [spirit] is our middle name and we are renowned for being a warm, welcoming and family-friendly option.”
She added competitors would find the start and finish venues conveniently located in the top open parking area, which also met the logistical requirements of the race organisers.