The Ceder140 delivers an ​​exhilarating course that has white-knuckle descents, breathtaking views, and character-building climbs that only the Cederberg can offer. Gravel racing at its best.

When: Saturday 5 October 2024
Start Time:
Elevation Gain: 2200m
Aid Stations: 4
Cut-off: 22h00

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 

The Ceder takes place over the weekend of 4 - 6 October 2024.

Entry to The Ceder is via our Quicket Entry Portal. Visit Quicket.co.za to enter. A link can also be found top right in the menu bar.

All entries strictly close Tuesday 24 September 20:00

The Ceder Race is primarily on gravel roads, making a gravel bike ideal. Mountain bikes are also a popular choice, but any bike suitable for long distances and varied terrains is allowed. E-bikes are not allowed.

While every route is clearly marked, it's mandatory to have the GPX file loaded before starting any race. You can acquire all route GPX files from our online store. A download link is provided once completing the checkout process.

Yes. All races, with the exception of the Fun Run, are timed. Your timing chip and race number are provided in your race bag upon Registration. It's mandatory for riders to affix the race number to their bikes and runners to pin numbers to their clothing. Timing chips are affixed to race numbers.

Please check The Ceder Compulsory Kit & Gear section under 'INFO' to ensure you're prepared.

We do not need an official medical certificate; kindly review the indemnity and waiver thoroughly.

You can book all accommodations at Oasis through The Ceder Quicket portal. Priority is given to participants, and bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Explore options on The Ceder Event Page on Quicket.co.za

Certainly! Spectators are welcome along all routes. However, outside support is only allowed within 100m of Aid Stations. Unofficial support vehicles are prohibited, and spectators must follow the race from behind the participants at a safe distance.

The weather in the Cederberg can be unpredictable, but shifting the race dates to October should reduce the likelihood of wet and cold conditions. However, early morning starts in the mountains may still be chilly. Please check The Ceder Compulsory Kit & Gear section to ensure you're prepared for any weather.

Yes, the cutoff time for the CEDER245 & CEDER140 is 22:00, while for the CEDER22 Trail Run, it's 16:00.

Race Numbers can be collected prior to the event at Race Registration. Registration will be in Cape Town on Tuesday, October 1st (Location TBA) and will continue at Cederberg Oasis in the Race Village on Friday, October 4th.

Race registration will be in Cape Town on Tuesday, October 1st (Location TBA) and will continue at Cederberg Oasis in the Race Village on Friday, October 4th.

Yes. Please provide a form of identification, such as a Driver's License or ID, when collecting your race number.

Yes, the prize giving is scheduled for Saturday at 18:00 for the Cycling Races and Sunday at 12:00 for the Trail Running. Prize Giving will take place in the Race Village.

Unfortunately not.

19 years old or older.

Unfortunately, no dogs or other pets are allowed at The Ceder venue, Cederberg Oasis.