CMC Road League
The CMC Road League – supported by JDElliott/Transpaco is a social challenge over 6 weekly events presented by Cape Multisport Club and Uwe Koetter.
Entry is FREE and open to ALL cyclists! (*)
Compete in teams of 3 of 6** riders or individually, with your 4 best results contributing to your final result. Results are adjusted via a handicap system, so everyone can compete.
**NOTE – for the “Spring” version of the League teams can be up to 10 riders, so accommodate DC teams who want to use the opportunity for some team training.
Events are automatically timed using the Strava API – remember to connect your account!
Events take place on from Monday to Thursday. No mass starts – complete the designated Strava segment at any time during the day, as many times as you like. Ride in a group of friends or on your own. Best time for the day counts.
Season 2 starts on 04/10/2021!
(The successful first season was held from 03/02/2021 – 09/03/2021)
The nitty gritty
Join our whatsapp group for more up-to-date discussion and Q&A about the events:
(please reach out to our admin on firstname.lastname@example.org / our Facebook page to request to be added – we have had too many problems with rogue persons joining if we paste the link on this page)
04-07 October 2021: Silos/Adderley
11-14 October 2021: Polka/Devonvalley
18-21 October 2021: Malanshoogte
25-28 October 2021: Silos/Adderley
01-04 November 2021: Polka/Devonvalley
08-11 November 2021: Malanshoogte
The CMC Road League is a social challenge aimed at getting riders out on the road to challenge themselves to improve – and have some friendly competition to boot. It is not a race – please don’t take it too seriously!
Anyone can enter at no cost – regardless of team, club affiliation or fitness level.
The planned routes and Strava segments will be published on the website and confirmed ahead of time. In case of adverse weather we may decide to adjust the dates – this will be communicated on the relevant website(s) and groups.
Similarly, teams of 3-6 riders can register at no cost. A rider can only ride for one team. The third rider’s time is used for the team’s result. At least 3 riders need to complete an event for a team result. Team riders do not have to ride the route together (although it’s clearly beneficial to do so).
Provisional results will be available on the website as activities are uploaded. The cutoff for uploading activities is the Wednesday evening following the event. Final results will be verified and published on the weekend following the event.
Spirit of the rides
This is a friendly league and we expect riders to participate in the spirit of fairness and honesty. No outside assistance. No motorized bikes. No hanging on to cars. If you need to wonder if it’s allowed, it’s probably not. If there are any questions, please reach out to the organizers – their decision will be final.
This cannot be stressed enough. BE SAFE. No event or challenge is worth getting injured over. Obey the rules of the road. Wear a helmet. Consider traffic and other road users. Be sensible out there.
Your elapsed time (“result”) for the specified Strava segment will be adjusted by factoring in a handicap to produce an “adjusted_result” used to determine League results. Your handicap is calculated in a similar way as your PPA seeing. If you do not have a handicap yet, your first League event will be used to calculate your handicap.
For team results, the “adjusted_result” is determined for each individual rider first. The team result is the third highest adjusted result.
Handicaps will be recalculated every Friday, based on the previous weeks’ results. For the duration of a League, your handicap can only be adjusted downwards (we are all trying to improve, right!).
The inaugural event is held around the Northern Suburbs and Boland area of Cape Town (home base of CMC), but we are already talking to our cycling friends a bit further afield. Depending on the interest we are considering expanding in future. Watch this space…