Seeding Events

The following official 2014 Premier Seeding Events results have been used for the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour:

** Note the new date for aQuellé Tour Durban, now taking place on 28 April 2014.  For more info, click here.**

Event Name Distance Date Province More Info
Value Logistics Fast One 96km 26-Jan-14 Gauteng www.thefastone.org
The Herald VW Cycle Tour 105km 02-Feb-14 Eastern Cape/PE www.heraldcycletour.co.za
Action Ford Berge en Dale Classic 99km 08-Feb-14 Gauteng www.asgevents.co.za
99er Cycle Tour 99km 08-Feb-14 Western Cape www.99er.co.za
Dis-chem Ride for Sight 116km 16-Feb-14 Gauteng www.dischem.co.za
Daily Dispatch Spar Cycle Tour 100km 16-Feb-14 Eastern Cape/East London www.dispatchcycletour.co.za
Nedbank Namibia Cycle Challenge 100km 23-Feb-14 Namibia www.nedbank.com.na
Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum MTB Challenge 55km 02-Mar-14 Western Cape www.mtbchallenge.co.za
Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour 110km 09-Mar-14 Western Cape www.www.cycletour.co.za
Wilro Lions Cycle Challenge 114km 06-Apr-14 Gauteng www.cycleevents.co.za
aQuelle Tour Durban **NEW DATE – MORE INFO** 105km 28-Apr-14 KZN www.tourdurban.co.za
Pick n Pay Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna MTB 50km & 80km 05-Jul-14 Southern Cape www.knysnacycle.co.za
Prudential Ride London 160miles 10-Aug-14 London, United Kingdom www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk
Lost City Cycle Event 115km 16-Aug-14 Northwest Province www.cansalostcity.co.za
Lost City Mountain Bike Event 60km 17-Aug-14 Northwest Province www.cansalostcity.co.za
D2D Cycling Race 93km 07-Sep-14 Gauteng www.dome2dome.co.za
Kumba Iron Ore Classic 105km 20-Sep-14 Northern Cape www.cycleevents.co.za
Rand Water Race For Victory 110km 21-Sep-14 Gauteng www.raceforvictory.co.za
The Pennypinchers Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge 100km 21-Sep-14 Southern Cape www.karootocoast.com
GOK Penny Pinchers Cycle Tour 104km 05-Oct-14 Southern Cape www.gok.co.za
Amashova Durban Classic 106km 12-Oct-14 KZN www.shova.co.za
Bestmed Jacaranda Satellite Classic 80km & 106km 18-Oct-14 PTA www.asgevents.co.za
PPA One Tonner 163km 19-Oct-14 Western Cape www.pedalpower.org.za
PPA Mangaung Cycle Tour 106km 02-Nov-14 Bloemfontein www.cycleevents.co.za
Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge 97.4km 16-Nov-14 Gauteng www.cyclechallenge.co.za
Stellenbosch Cycle Tour 95km 30-Nov-14 Western Cape www.stellenboschcycletour.co.za

Seeding is the process used to determine the start time per entrant. Its purpose is to group cyclists together in bunches of equal ability, thereby reducing the need for overtaking and the risk of accidents or bottlenecks at any point on the route.

How seeding is done

  • Using available results for events timed by RaceTec, a seeding index is calculated per person.
  • This offers an indication of the person’s ability relative to other entrants.
  • An index of “0” means you are of the same ability as the winner, while a “100” index means we expect you to do roughly double the time of the winner.
  • Everyone with an index between 0 and approximately 100 is seeded into one of the seeded groups with riders of equal ability.

Your best result in Cycle Tour seeding events, or the average of your best three other results (if better), is used to determine your seeding.

  • These events may carry a penalty if it does not meet certain criteria, i.e. distance or total acsent.
  • We make concessions for certain special groups by giving them a start in the last few seeded batches.  These may include people who have completed more than a certain number of Cycle Tours or seeding events, people over 70 years of age, and international riders.
  • Next are the charity or corporate groups that did not qualify as seeded groups, and then the PPA members.
Cape Town Cycle Tour 2015 – Start Sequence
Prefix Description StartTime Prefix Description StartTime
$ Elite, Under 23 and Juniors 06:15:00 4D Seeded and completed 18 – 20 CT Tours & aged 70 – 74 07:46:00
# Racing Tandems 06:20:00 4E Seeded and completed 15 – 17 CT Tours 07:50:00
1A Seeded 06:23:00 4F Seeded and completed 13 – 14 CT Tours 07:54:00
VA SubVet 30 – 39 06:23:00 4G Seeded and completed 12 CT Tours 07:58:00
VB Vets 40-49 06:23:00 4H Seeded and completed 11 CT Tours 08:02:00
VM Vets 50+ 06:23:00 5A International 08:06:00
% Elite Ladies 06:26:00 5B Seeded and completed 10 CT Tours 08:10:00
1C Seeded 06:27:30 5C International 08:14:00
1D Seeded 06:29:00 5D Seeded and completed 9 CT Tours 08:18:00
1E Seeded 06:30:30 5E International 08:22:00
1F Seeded 06:32:00 5F Seeded and completed 8 CT Tours 08:26:00
1G Seeded 06:33:30 5G International 08:30:00
1H Seeded 06:35:00 5H Seeded and participated in more than one seeding event in 2014 08:34:00
1J Seeded 06:36:30 6A Seeded and completed 7 CT Tours 08:44:00
K Hand Cycles, Unicycles, Recumbents, Special Needs Bikes that have been approved by the Organisers 06:38:00 6B Seeded and completed 6 CT Tours 08:48:00
2A Seeded 06:41:00 6C Seeded and participated in only one seeding event (other than the CT 2014) 08:52:00
2B Seeded 06:44:00 6D Seeded and participated in only one seeding event (other than the CT 2014); completed 5 CT Tours 08:56:00
2C Seeded 06:47:00 6E Seeded and completed 5 CT Tours 09:00:00
2D Seeded 06:50:00 6F Nedbank Peloton 09:04:00
2E Seeded 06:53:00 6G Charity Group 1 09:08:00
2F Seeded 06:56:00 6H Corporate Group 1 09:12:00
2G Seeded 06:59:00 7A Charity Group 2 09:16:00
2H PPA Safe Cycling 07:01:00 7B Corporate Group 2 09:20:00
3A Seeded 07:03:00 7C Charity Group 3 09:24:00
3B Seeded 07:06:00 7D Charity Group 4 09:28:00
3C Seeded 07:09:00 7E Charity Group 5 09:32:00
3D Seeded 07:12:00 7F PPA 09:36:00
3E Seeded 07:15:00 7G PPA 09:40:00
3F Seeded 07:18:00 7H PPA 09:44:00
3G Seeded 07:21:00 8A Open 09:48:00
3H Seeded 07:24:00 8B Open 09:52:00
4A Seeded 07:34:00 8C Open 09:56:00
4B Seeded 07:38:00 8D Open 10:00:00
4C Seeded, Club 21 & 75+ 07:42:00