The Ceder is excited to introduce the Ceder140 to the roster, a race sanctioned by Cycling South Africa that promises to be furiously quick and fiercely competitive.
The Ceder140 delivers an exhilarating course that has white-knuckle descents, breathtaking views, and character-building climbs that only the Cederberg can offer.
Elevation Gain: 2200m
Aid Stations: 4
The course starts with a little kicker just after leaving the race village as riders head towards the vineyards of Sanddriff and Cederberg Wines. The first 30km delivers a deceptively difficult false flat before the first jaw-clenching descent as riders head down Uitkyk Pass towards Algeria.
The route then forks left to Nieuwoudts Pass where riders have a spectacular view into the valley of Jamaka Farm on the climb, rewarded by a fast and flowy descent. From there, the course follows along Olifants River - worth the moments to take the scenes in - where it connects with the Ceder245 course. We expect riders to start making tactical attacks on the punchy climb just after the Clanwilliam Dam into Keurbos before the unofficial third aid station where the iconic frozen orange juice is available at the Jamaka Kiosk. Uitkyk Pass, the last climb, takes digging deep before the rapid final 30km of the race.
Ceder140 Aid Stations
🙂 42.7km, Algeria Waterpoint
🙂 71km, Rondegat
🙂 95.5km, Jamaka Kiosk 🥤 (*Unofficial waterpoint/aidstation)
🙂 100km, Algeria Waterpoint