Cyclists participating in the Kremetart road cycle race will be able to win in more ways than one when the event takes place in Louis Trichardt, Limpopo on June 9.
A ride that covers 175km for the elite men and a 140km distance for the elite women is sure to attract some of the country’s top cyclists.
Already the women’s race is set to be well-contested, with Cape Town Cycle Tour winner Kim le Court, South African road champion Carla Oberholzer and Lynette Burger of the Demacon Ladies team competing.
With HEAD Bikes SA as its equipment sponsor, the team has been in dominant form this year, winning multiple events on the South African calendar.
Besides the prize giving after the race, one lucky cyclist is also in line to take home a highly prized Westfalia bike rack – valued at just under R6 000 – at the closing ceremony.
The prize has been donated by South African company Positive Sports Solutions, who have negotiated a number of deals to make top-rated cycling equipment from Europe available to local consumers.
Apart from the Westfalia bike racks, cyclists in South Africa are able to purchase HEAD bicycles through the company, while the Italian-produced Gipiemme wheels will be available in the second half of the year.
Positive Sports Solutions salesman Jaco Smit said there had been a spike in the cycling fraternity’s interest in the Westfalia rack option.
“There’s huge interest in a good-quality bike rack at an affordable price and that is exactly what we can offer,” said Smit.
“It’s a German product and if you compare it to any other brands you will notice that it gives you excellent value, and it comes with a five-year warranty.”
Smit said the giveaway, valued at R5 999, would take the form of a lucky draw, with all competitors having a chance to put their numbers in a box after the race.
“We will be present at the event and will do the draw, along with emcee Johnny Koen, at the potjiekos and prize-giving.”
He added that Positive Sports Solutions would have a gazebo at the race with a display of their products.
“There will be HEAD bicycles and the Westfalia BC75 ZA bike rack on promotion at the event, so you can view all the products under ‘one roof’.
“We are aiming to create awareness of what we offer and the Westfalia bike rack giveaway is not just about promoting the quality of the product, but also its value [R5 999], which includes VAT and delivery in SA.”