Countdown to the inaugural race: Sunday, 6 May 2018
The 100 Cycle Challenge is an annual 100 kilometre road race hosted in the City of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. It is open to both professional cyclists and the thousands of dedicated amateurs across South Africa.
CITY OF EKURHULENI
The 100 Cycle Challenge is a new annual road race on the cycling calendar that takes place on the first Sunday of May in the City of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.
It is open to both professional and amateur cyclists – anyone over the age of 15 who loves cycling can enter!
The 100 Cycle Challenge is the only road race in South Africa exclusively dedicated to cycling development. We have partnered with Cycling South Africa in their capacity as technical specialists; together we aim to drive transformation and development of the sport at grassroots level. R50.00 from each entry will go towards Race The Future, a Cycling South Africa initiative aimed at getting young kids and teenagers active, engaged, enthused, off the street and onto bicycle seats.
The 100 is also an official points scoring event in the 2018 Road Cycling Series.
The month of May offers lower daytime temperatures in Gauteng, meaning less heat and exhaustion for cyclists.
May also fills the gap in the annual road cycling calendar and answers the demand for a UCI-accredited event in late autumn.
The early 07:00 start will make the event a comfortable, enjoyable and unforgettable experience for everyone taking part.
Sunday, 6 May 2018
All cyclists on the route, who have not reached water point 5 by 15h30, will be picked up by the sweep vehicles.
The race will be timed by RaceTec; no chip, no time. If you do not own a timing chip and would like your race timed, RaceTec chips will be on sale at race pack collection. If you already own one, please make sure that you are in possession of the timing chip on race day.
Prize giving will take place at the Hospitality Village within half an hour of the winners crossing the finish line.
The 100 kilometre route starts and ends at Germiston Lake. The City of Ekurhuleni was chosen for its unique topography, which is flat, enabling cyclists to go extremely fast.
Race as best you can and win a share of R100 000 worth of prizes on Sunday, 6 May 2018. You don’t want to miss all the surprises at South Africa’s newest cycle race. Make sure you do the #100cycle.
The 100 Cycle Challenge isn’t just for cyclists – supporters will have a blast too!
Expect live music, crazy comedy, great food, kiddies’ entertainment and much more.
Join in on the fun at the finish line for an unforgettable day under Gauteng’s autumn sky.
Sweat For Charity
The main beneficiary of the 100 Cycle Challenge is Race The Future, Cycling South Africa’s national development plan; R50.00 per entry into the 100 Cycle Challenge will go towards funding this initiative. The 100 Cycle Challenge also endorses Support SA Talent, a project aimed at developing platforms that raise funds to enable talented cyclists to compete at national and international levels.
Should you wish to #SweatForCharity for a specific cause, click here to see the list of charities that were invited to use the 100 Cycle Challenge as a funding platform.
Please enquire directly at your charity of choice.
Thank you to all our sponsors and partners – your contribution is invaluable.
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The 100 Cycle Challenge has been conceptualised and developed by Zen|One in conjunction with Cycling South Africa. It serves to bolster South Africa’s cycling calendar with an annual 100 kilometre road race that takes place on the first Sunday of May in the City of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. Furthermore, the race supports the development of the sport in South Africa – R50 from each entry into the 100 Cycle Challenge goes toward funding cycling academies nationwide, under the umbrella of Race The Future, Cycling South Africa’s national development plan. The developmental focus will be on the City of Ekurhuleni during year one of the cycle race.