Adventure Events

Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Road Classic & MTB

The Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Road Classic , hosted by Sun City is delighted to announce that the 2016 road race returns to the original route for this year’s 19th edition of the popular event which is also a premier seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

To facilitate the change, which will now offer distances of 103km and 70km, the road race moves away from its traditional Saturday slot and will take place on Sunday, 21 August. The MTB Classic now fills the Saturday slot (20 August) over the weekend cycling festival.

The reason for the event discontinuing the popular old route three years ago was the increase in traffic volumes - in particular heavy mine trucks – on the R551 from Thabazimbi, which the race came across from 23km to 45km.

MTB Race: 20 August

The Bestmed Cycle4Cansa MTB Classic consists of a 25km circuit-based route which riders complete either once or twice.

This means participants in the feature 50km race complete two circuits of the short course.

The course offers an amazing experience, both from a route and scenic point of view.

Participants traverse large sections of the resort's grounds, including a palm plantation and the renowned Gary Player and Lost City golf courses. They also go through the neighbouring Letsatsing Game Reserve.

The route is absolutely stunning and the game rangers keep the elephants and rhinos to one side to allow our riders to pass through the heart of the reserve.

But it is not all game viewing and leisurely pedalling. This route delivers a nice sting in the tail, ending with a good technical section on the Sun City motocross track before riders hit the tar for the finish at the Sun City parking lot.

The route change means that the half-distance or single-circuit race is now also suitable for children older than 12 who want to enjoy a family ride with their parents.

All entrants in both the road and MTB events receive free entrance into the Valley of Waves on both days and Sun International will be in charge of entertainment in the Valley. It will certainly be a worthwhile day out for the entire family.

Starting Times:
25km - A: 07:30; B: 07:35; C: 07:40
50km - A: 08:30; B: 08:35; C: 08:40

Kiddies Race

The kiddies race will take place on Sunday 21 August, starting @ 09:00.Entries can be done during registration. Age groups are 5 & Under; and 10 & Under.

Road Race 21 August

Since its inception in 1998, the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Road Classic has distinguished itself from other events with its emphasis on road safety, medical, good value for money and one of the flattest and most scenic routes through the North West Province.

The event first drew 1 800 riders in 1998, with a record number of 12 000 cyclists participating in the past three years.

The fun filled day is concluded with the prize giving and a huge lucky draw prizes and plenty of entertainment. Bring along the family and come and enjoy an exciting day at the spectacular Sun City resort.

Kiddies Race

The kiddies race will take place on Sunday 21 August, starting @ 09:00.Entries can be done during registration. Age groups are 5 & Under; and 10 & Under.

Last update on this event: 12/07/2016
Event added: 12/07/2016
General Event Details
Saturday, 20 August 2016 - Sunday, 21 August 2016
North West Province, Pilansberg, Sun City
Full Stop Communications
Anica van Wyk
Tel: 041 368 4992