News & Media

Keep up-to-date on all the latest news stories and press releases from within the HotChillee cycling community...


Redhill cyclist Visser sees off the pros at the Cape Rouleur

Redhill cyclist Visser sees off the pros at the Cape Rouleur

Friday 27th March 2015

It has been a busy winter for cyclist Ryan Visser, who capped off a successful six months with a second-place finish at the Cape Rouleur three-day stage race earlier this month. Visser, from St John's in Redhill, was the top placed amateur in the ProAm competition, coming second to South Africa's Nicholas Dlamini of the MTN-Qhubeka and finishing ahead of many of the professional cyclists.

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OFFRIDING cycling events launched  - A new series of multi-day gravel rides

OFFRIDING cycling events launched - A new series of multi-day gravel rides

Wednesday 25th March 2015

HotChillee with OPEN cycle announces the formation of a new series of cycling events that take you off-the-beaten-path. Developed by long-time cycling entrepreneurs Gerard Vroomen, Andy Kessler and Sven Thiele, OFFRIDING are free spirited multi-stage gravel rides exploring some of the most beautiful sites and regions around the world. It is bound by a sense of adventure to explore and complete the challenge rather than racing. As such, going off-course is actually encouraged.

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Cape Rouleur 2016 - registration opens today 2pm GMT

Cape Rouleur 2016 - registration opens today 2pm GMT

Monday 9th March 2015

Next years edition of the Cape Rouleur takes place on the slightly earlier dates of 28 February - 3 March 2016. Riders will once again be able to close off the week with riding the Cape Town Cycle Tour on the 6 March.

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Cape Rouleur 2015 - Final results

Cape Rouleur 2015 - Final results

Sunday 8th March 2015

An exciting week of cycling was closed off today with 100 Cape Rouleur 2015 riders taking part in the Cape Town Cycle Tour. Due to the fires which still burn in parts of the city the ride was shortened to 47km due to safety concerns - however the atmosphere wasn't dampened and Cape Rouleur riders "rode in solidarity" with the Cape Town Fire Fighters.

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Cape Rouleur 2015 - Festival Ride Pictures

Cape Rouleur 2015 - Festival Ride Pictures

Friday 6th March 2015

A stunning view at the Cape Town Water Front greeted the finishers of the Cape Rouleur 2015 Festival Ride. Lead by the HotChillee Ride Captains riders were welcomed over the line by friends and family as well as some cycling greats including Phil Liggett and MTN Principal, Doug Rider. A prefect end to the best Cape Rouleur yet.

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Cape Rouleur 2015 Stage 3 Pictures

Cape Rouleur 2015 Stage 3 Pictures

Friday 6th March 2015

A few pictures from the final stage of the Cape Rouleur 2015

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Cape Rouleur 2015 stage 2 - stopped at 158km in temperatures reaching 50C

Cape Rouleur 2015 stage 2 - stopped at 158km in temperatures reaching 50C

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

190 riders today attempted 206km stage 2 of the Cape Rouleur 2015. The organisers stopped all riders at the 158km mark due to extreme temperatures that at times exceeded 46C.

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Double Trouble - Tim Brink, Ride Magazine

Double Trouble - Tim Brink, Ride Magazine

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

So I was meant to post something about the Cape Rouleur prologue last night. Truth be told, I couldn't. Every time I tried to type, the next series of post-time-trial coughs would have me typing things like "fkthtwshard", instead of "what a joyous day to be on a bicycle in the Boland"

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Blazing conditions for Cape Rouleur Stage 1

Blazing conditions for Cape Rouleur Stage 1

Monday 2nd March 2015

Professional cyclists, rising stars and keen amateurs (amongst them some concerned-looking International riders) lined up in scorching summer heat at the start of Stage 1 of the Cape Rouleur in Franschhoek today.

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Cape Rouleur 2015 - Overall Standings after the Prologue

Cape Rouleur 2015 - Overall Standings after the Prologue

Monday 2nd March 2015

This year the 7.6 km Prologue was taken on by riders from the MTN-Qhubeka feeder team, professional and amateur cyclists, celebrity riders and sporting heroes as well as a group of 25 young development riders from local charity songo.info.

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