☺︎ 9 / 10 SEPTEMBER 2023 ☺︎



  • Race it or ride it!
  • All bicycles welcome except E-bikes. NO E-bikes allowed unfortunately
  • Self-Supported 
  • The Ceder245 offers a dropbox / aidstation around halfway mark (Before Citrusdal)
  • The Ceder140 offers a waterpoint
  • Race format: Solo / no teams
  • Limited race entries available
  • Group Starts: The Ceder245 04:00am Saturday 9 September
  • Group Starts: The Ceder140 06:00am Saturday 9 September
  • Any emergency race support or assistance will be withdrawn at 22:00 Saturday 9 September
  • GPX file will be sent via email leading up to race day
  • There will be a top 3 podium for a men’s category & a women’s category (Equal prizes for both podiums)

We encourage all participants to treat The Ceder as a self-supported race / ride. There will be minimal route markings, please ensure you have the correct GPX loaded before entering the Cederberg. The safety & well-being of our riders are a priority, there will be a medical support vehicle on route & ambulance in case of emergencies. Please be sure to save necessary emergency contact numbers provided via email & at registration.


  • Entries only available online via Quicket
  • Substitutions will be charged an additional R250, no substitutions after 31 July
  • No refunds
  • Event cancelation due to any unforeseen issues, all entries will automatically carry over to following year


  • Goodies Bag (Except Ceder30MTB & CederRun 5km) - Follow The Ceder for goodies announcements 
  • The Ceder Musette
  • Race Number (Except CederRun 5km)
  • On route Medical support vehicle & ambulance
  • Equal prizes for men’s & women’s podiums - Follow The Ceder for prize announcements 

Attending The Ceder Event & participating in The Ceder Race, all participants do so at their own risk. The Ceder, organizer/s, volunteers, staff, sponsors & Cederberg Oasis take no responsibility for any loss, damage, injuries or deaths. 

The Ceder recommends that you arrange your own personal accident insurance, ambulance cover and income protection insurance before participating in the Event to cover any unforeseen personal costs you may incur due to ambulance trips, medical expenses or time off work due to injuries sustained whilst participating in the Event. As a The Ceder participant, you are responsible for yourself and should know the rules and regulations of the race. You need to be able to clearly evaluate your mental and physical abilities. You need to be sufficiently trained and keep with you all the necessary & compulsory equipment, gear & kit. 

In entering any of The Ceder events, participants acknowledge and agree to all of the above.


  • Venue & date to be announced leading up to race day


  • Fully charged front & rear bicycle lights (with additional spare batteries or power pack) Lights to be capable of minimum 6 hours
  • Helmet
  • Waterproof jacket (TBC leading up to race day)
  • Windbreaker
  • Thermal layers (Baselayer, arm warmers or long sleeve jersey, leg warmers)
  • Buff
  • Gloves
  • Emergency Survival blanket (Space blanket)
  • Fully charged phone with saved emergency contacts (To conserve battery, leave phone in ‘Flight mode’)
  • Food, Nutrition & Hydration
  • Hydration - Minimum 1.5L capacity (Bottles or bladder or both)
  • Race Number (Mounted as specified)
  • GPS device for route navigation & time tracking
  • Cape Nature Day Permit issued by the reserve


Should you need to drop out of the race, you have to notify a race official immediately. If you leave the course and fail to notify race officials, you will be banned from participating in the future (unless assisted from the course by the race medic) Please report to race organizer or race officials when finished. Contacts provided on entry & at registration on Friday evening.


  • Leave no trace & take no souvenirs
  • Race participants are responsible for anything they discard, goes into a bin
  • Please respect & be aware of other road users, especially on descents and blind corners



  • Cederberg Oasis offer braai facilities (wood for sale on premises)
  • Oasis restaurant: Please visit website for menu, kitchen closes 9pm
  • Cash bar: Oasis will have a cash bar (no Honesty bar over race weekend)
  • Closest shop & fuel station: Op-die-berg 65km (Petrol Station closed on Sundays)
  • No pets allowed unfortunately
  • No 4x4 needed to reach Cederberg Oasis, although it is recommended due to condition of gravel roads

Please note that The Ceder is in the process of sanctioning the race with Cycling South Africa. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@theceder.com

Currently, it is not sanctioned with any cycling association or governing body. We have followed the practice of most gravel bike events worldwide. The Ceder complies to the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events act, 2010. If you are a pro cyclist and/or a member of a cycling association that may have rules & regulations regarding entering non-sanctioned events, please understand them before entering The Ceder at this point in time.