The return of the dream race


The Emperors Palace Road Classic returns on March 27 next year, proudly hosted by Emperors Palace and De Villiers National Cycling (Pty) Ltd.

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Presented as the race of dreams, the offer of the event is breathtaking and, true to its origins, is one of the fastest events on the annual calendar, thanks to its flat course and smooth surfaces.

The event is presented by De Villiers National Cycling with seasoned race director Wynand de Villiers at the helm.
De Villiers has pioneered and managed a variety of road cycling events over the past 20 years including the Jock Tour, Emperors Palace Classic, Satellite Classic, Berge en Dale Classic, Tour of Good Hope, Tour du Cap and Boland 100 Miler.

The event is well nested at a time of the year when temperatures are mild in the fall and the chances of rain are negligible.

Emperors Palace is the perfect venue for a mass-participation cycling event with ample parking and pleasant logistical support to ensure a hassle-free experience for participants.

Many riders have achieved their personal bests over the years in the event, which was founded by De Villiers with the Edenvale Pedallers in 2008.

The road routes offer fast and flat circuits with good surfaces everywhere. The total ascent on the 98 km route is 358 meters while the 40 km route features 240 meters of vertical ascent.

The event offers the perfect spring challenge for cyclists of all skill levels and abilities.

The safety and health of the runners is of the utmost importance to the organization of the race. Awareness and visibility signage will be erected along the route to alert motorists of the event before race day and on the day itself, while more than 200 track marshals and 150 traffic tenders will be in post.

Essential information about the event:
Date: March 27, 2022
Location: Palace of the Emperors
Distances: 40km / 98km
Starting times: 98km – 06.15 | 40km – 07:45 am
Early registration before October 12: 40km: R215 / 98km: R360
Normal entrance fees: 40km: R270 / 98km: R450
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