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30 OCT - 8 NOV 2020

ENTRY INFORMATION

An overview of how to enter, the applicable fees and FAQs

2019 ENTRIES ARE CLOSED

SOLD OUT

Chardonnay

30 Oct - 1 Nov 2020

 

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Pinotage

2-4 November 2020

 

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SOLD OUT

Shiraz

6-8 November 2020

 

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2019

ENTRY FEE

The following packages are available to choose from:

Meals Only: R13 250 per team
Standard Tents: R14 950 per team (incl. mattress but NO pillow/sleeping bag)
Luxury Tents: R20 950 per team  (limited availability)

Payment must be made within 5 days of successfully registering your team. 

Please note: Accommodation on the night before stage 1 and night of stage 3 is not included in the entry fee.

Each entry package includes:

  • A unique and beautiful mountain biking experience
  • A Ciovita Rider Jersey
  • A W2W event garment
  • 7 meals through the duration of the three days
  • Wifi available in the race village
  • Fully stocked waterpoints

Luxury Tent Accommodation

Valid for two evenings only for the event you have entered and sleeps two (2) riders per tent.

Entry package also includes:

  • Access to the Luxury Tented Village Accommodation Area (this is security and accreditation controlled).
  • The tent is complete with interiors, beds & bedding (bedding is changed per event, so you can look forward to nice & clean linen).
  • A bedside lamp
  • Private Upgraded hot showers
  • Private Gents and Ladies Toilets
  • Each tent is carpeted
  • Each tent has a camping cupboard in order to make things a bit more comfortable.
  • Each tent has a bedside table & bin
  • Each tent has an undercover sitting area outside the tent 
  • Each tent has two camping chairs
  • Access to all rider accredited areas within the village (*riders only)

Founders Ride

Come and experience a stunning 30km sneek peak of the immaculate trails that Stage 1 has to offer, hosted by our Founder, Johan Kriegler and Race Director, Hendrico Burger. If that isn't enough to entice you, your ticket iincludes a free bottle of River Garden Classique Sauvignon Blanc or Merlot which can be collected after you've finished the ride. Make a day of it and enjoy the amazing food and wine that the Lourensford Market has on offer.

Price: R120
Dates: Sunday, 13 October
Time: Registration is at the Lourensford Coffee Roastery from 07h30-08h30 and the ride will start at 08h30. 

Click here to buy your ticket for Sunday, 13 October

Seeding

Thursday, 10 October 2019
17:00 - Rider substitutions close and provisional 2019 FNB Wines2Whales seeding goes live on the website
            Riders can query seeding directly with SA Seeding

Tuesday, 15 October 2019
17:00 - Rider seeding queries cut-off

Friday, 18 October 2019
10:00 - Final 2019 FNB Wines2Whales seeding goes live on the website

Team seeding is allocated according to the rider with the lower seeding index.

Seeding Query Process
Should your require a specific race to count towards your index:
  1. Login to your SA Seeding Profile
  2. Click the drop-down on the top right corner of the screen
  3. Click on the submit results option
You can then submit your event results if it is not already on SA Seeding which will also count towards your index.
There will be a commissaire at registration day should you wish to query your seeding after the final seeding has been released.

Team Categories

Your team’s category is determined by the youngest member of the team. Teams who wish to compete for Open prize money must register in the Open category. These teams will no longer qualify for their age group leader jersey or prize money.

Women

  • Open (19+)
  • Sub Vet (30-39)
  • Vet (40-49)
  • Master (50+)


Men

  • Open (19+)
  • Sub Vet (30-39)
  • Vet (40-49)
  • Master (50+)

Mixed

  • Male and Female (19+)

Whale Category

This special category is reserved for those living on the larger side of life. Teams that consist of riders both over 90 kilograms can register as Whales and qualify for recognition that often comes in the form of bottles of wine from the award-winning farms along our route.
 
 
 

Prize Purse

The 2019 Prize Purse is a total of R550,000, the highest per day in any stage race in South Africa!
Prize money for all women’s categories will be awarded in the Chardonnay race, all other category prize money will be awarded in the Shiraz race.
Open

1st - R100 000
2nd - R50 000
3rd - R30 000
4th - R20 000
5th - R15 000

6th - R12 500

7th - R10 000

8th - R7 500

9th - R5 000

10th - R2 500

Awarded to the Open category at Chardonnay (Women) and Shiraz (Men)
Sub Vet 

1st - R3 000
2nd - R2 000
3rd - R1 000

Awarded at Chardonnay (Women) and Shiraz (Men)


Veteran 

1st - R3 000
2nd - R2 000
3rd - R1 000

Awarded at Chardonnay (Women) and Shiraz (Men)


Masters

1st - R3 000
2nd - R2 000
3rd - R1 000

Awarded at Chardonnay (Women) and Shiraz (Men)


Mixed

1st - R3 000
2nd - R2 000
3rd - R1 000

Awarded at Shiraz


Exxaro Jersey

1st - R3 000

Awarded at Shiraz




Cancellation Policy

Entry Cancellation 

Should you wish to cancel your entry, please note the following and contact the Race Office at registration@wines2whales.com to have the cancellation processed.

  • 75% of the entry fee is refundable if the cancellation is done in or before the month of August
  • 50% of the entry fee is refundable is the cancellation is done in September
  • 0% of the entry fee is refundable if the cancellation is done in October or November
* If at a later stage your partner can no longer participate once substitutions have closed, you will be allowed to do a late substitution at Registration day.
* Entries are not transferable to the following year.


Optional Extra Cancellation

Should you wish to cancel any of your optional extras, a 15% admin/cancellation fee will apply.  Please contact the Race Office at registration@wines2whales.com to have the cancellation processed.

Optional extras are not transferable to the following year.

Substitutions & Withdrawals

Substitutions can be done online as follows:
  1. The rider dropping out of the team must do so through their online profile. Click on the "Substitution" button under your team details.
  2. The remaining rider must then sign into their online profile and pay the applicable substitution fee. 
  3. Once the rider change fee has been paid and received, the remaining rider may then invite a new partner via their profile. The new invited partner will then receive an invitation email where they will be required to sign in to their profile and complete their rider details. 
Online substitutions close on Thursday, 10 October 2019 at 17:00 (GMT +2). Hereafter, late substitutions must be done on Registration day. 

The following fees apply for substitutions: 
  • Before 10 October: R300 per substitution
  • Registration day: R1000 per substitution 

Please note:
  • Cyclists who have entered and paid, but cannot participate in the FNB W2W Event, for whatever reason, must inform the Race Office.
  • No cyclist is allowed to participate under the name of another participant. Such action will lead to immediate disqualification.
  • Substituted team participants will receive the clothing size of the initial participant, unless this is changed before 30 March.

Indemnity

All riders must accept an online liability disclaimer upon registering their team for an event. 

Failure to accept the liability disclaimer will result in the rider not being allowed to start the race. 

Rider Badge

Celebrate being an official part of the Race With Gees when downloading the 2019 FNB Wines2Whales Rider Badge. As per our rules, the official FNB Wines2Whales logo is off limits, but feel free to use this badge instead. The rider badge can also be found in your rider profile.

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