Countdown to Sunday, 5 May 2019

Entries are open for the 2nd annual 100 Cycle Challenge, autumn’s biggest racing event for road cyclists from across Gauteng and the rest of South Africa. This year we offer a 100 kilometre as well as a 50 kilometre road race.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Germiston Lake, City of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng

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#TheRaceWithSoul

R450 entry fee – 100 kilometres (R400 early bird until 31 January 2019)

R300 entry fee –   50 kilometres (R250 early bird until 31 January 2019)

Win your share of R100 000 worth of prizes on Sunday, 5 May 2019

About

“If we never challenge ourselves, we will never know how far we can go.”

The 100 Cycle Challenge takes place every first Sunday in May in the City of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. Anyone over the age of 15 is invited to enter the 100 kilometre race. Anyone over the age of 13 is invited to enter the 50 kilometre race.

We extend a special invitation to road cyclists who are new to the sport and who have never participated in a road race to make the 100 Cycle Challenge their “first”.

The race is UCI accredited. Professional teams (under-23 male road cyclists) from across Africa will, once again, compete for points as part of the 2019 UCI Africa Tour.

100 Cycle Challenge

The 100 Cycle Challenge is a new road race on the South African cycling calendar presented every year on the first Sunday in May in the City of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng Province.The first edition takes place on Sunday, 6 May 2018. The 100 is powered by Jacaranda FM, partnered by Cycling SA and hosted by the City of Gauteng! Are you ready to #SweatThe100? Enter now!
100 Cycle Challenge
100 Cycle Challenge
Congratulations to the bestMed Road Rangers on receiving the award for the 2018 Best Road Safety Marshalls at the 2018 Road Cycling Series Awards. www.roadrangers.co.za
100 Cycle Challenge
100 Cycle Challenge
Congratulations to www.supportsatalent.co.za on hosting the 2018 Road Cycling Series Awards at the Wanderers Club this morning. As a proud member of the series we congratulate all the winners.
100 Cycle Challenge
100 Cycle Challenge
#SweatForCharity supports www.therecoveryfoundation.org.za. They aim to break the stigma of addiction. Enter the 100 Cycle Challenge on their behalf. E-mail team leader Roberto Ferreira at roberto@therecoveryfoundation.org.za
100 Cycle Challenge
100 Cycle Challenge
Choose to ride the 100 Cycle Challenge on behalf of www.corruptionwatch.org.za. Enter the race then e-mail team leader Aadil Vally to make the necessary arrangements – aadilv@corruptionwatch.org.za #TheRaceWithSoul

#SweatForCharity supports https://t.co/X7FRo48gri. They aim to break the stigma of addiction. Enter the 100 Cycle Challenge on their behalf. E-mail team leader Roberto Ferreira at roberto @therecoveryfoundation.org.za https://t.co/fZN0lWVZrI

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https://t.co/oSzJEgs6od supports persons with Down Syndrome and their families. E-mail team leader Elaine Passmoor at dsat @downs.org.za if you have entered the 100 Cycle Challenge on their behalf. #Sweatforcharity https://t.co/m4Ie0HldmK

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Race

Official start on Sunday, 5 May 2019: 07:00. Official end: 15:30.

Cyclists who have not reached water point five by 15:30 will be picked up by sweep vehicles.

The race is timed by RaceTec.

  • If you do not have a timing chip and would like your race timed, RaceTec chips will be on sale at race pack collection.
  • If you already have a timing chip, please remember to bring it along on race day.

Download the free RaceTec App on Google or the App Store to track family and friends who take part in the 100 Cycle Challenge.

Official date

5 May 2019

Official start

07:00

Official end

15:30

#TheAutumnRace

R450 entry fee – 100 kilometres (R400 early bird until 31 January 2019)

R300 entry fee –   50 kilometres (R250 early bird until 31 January 2019)

Win your share of R100 000 worth of prizes on Sunday, 5 May 2019

Route

The 100 Cycle Challenge is raced over a 100 kilometer road circuit that starts and ends at Germiston Lake in the City of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.

Small changes are currently being made to the 2018 route and route profile (displayed below).

Watch this space and follow our social media streams for announcements on when the 2019 route and route profile will be posted.

Merchandise

100 Cycle Challenge gear can be purchased when you complete your race entry form – simply follow the prompts to make your selection.

#100InMay

R450 entry fee – 100 kilometres (R400 early bird until 31 January 2019)

R300 entry fee –   50 kilometres (R250 early bird until 31 January 2019)

Win your share of R100 000 worth of prizes on Sunday, 5 May 2019

Bring your family and friends

The wide green lawns at Germiston Lake are perfect for a post-race picnic with family and friends in the 100 Race Village.

We have great food. A beer garden. And secure kiddies’ entertainment.

Watch this space and announcements on social media streams about new entertainment elements added to the village.

#TheRaceWithSoul

R450 entry fee – 100 kilometres (R400 early bird until 31 January 2019)

R300 entry fee –   50 kilometres (R250 early bird until 31 January 2019)

Win your share of R100 000 worth of prizes on Sunday, 5 May 2019

Sweat for charity

Use the 100 Cycle Challenge to celebrate the memory of a much loved family member or friend. To make a contribution in support of others. Or to fund a cause that has a special place in your heart.

Simply enter the race like you normally would have. Then contact your charity of choice – and their appointed team leader – to inform them that you have entered the race on their behalf. They will make the necessary arrangements with you.

Should you wish to be listed as a charity, cause or organisation to utilise the 100 Cycle Challenge to raise funds, kindly email info@100cyclechallenge.co.za with the subject line “Sweat for charity”

The 100 Cycle Challenge supports the following organisations and causes in 2019:

CauseTeam LeaderEmail AddressWebsite/link
The Society for Animals in DistressHolly Doherty
fundraiser@animalsindistress.org.za
http://www.animalsindistress.org.za
Ribbons4Roses
Brian Style
R4r.warriors@ribbons4roses.co.za
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ribbonsforroses/?ref=group_header
eMoyo Foundation
Keagan Malan
info@emoyo.foundation
https://emoyo.foundation/
GIBS Alumni Wellness
Joseph Maboko
teamgibs947@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/GIBSsa/
The Kidney Beanz Trust
Stacey Hanekom
stacey@kidneybeanz.co.za
https://www.kidneybeanz.co.za
Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)
Maria Scholtz
mscholtz@cansa.org.za
https://www.cansa.org.za
The Urban Ruins
Leigh Hudson-Ingle
leigh@urbanruins.co.za
http://urbanruins.co.za/
Support SA Talent
Brad Eliot
info@supportsatalent.co.za
http://www.supportsatalent.co.za/
Epilepsy South Africa
Elsabe Winkler
elsabewinkler@gmail.com or nationaldirector.no@epilepsy.org.za
http://epilepsy.org.za/
Down Syndrome Association Pretoria
Elaine Passmoor
dsat@downs.org.za
http://downs.org.za/
Apricot Tree Trust
Annette Van Niekerk
annette@apricottree.co.za
https://www.facebook.com/apricottree.co.za/
Corruption Watch
Aadil Vally
aadilv@corruptionwatch.org.za
https://www.corruptionwatch.org.za
The Recovery FoundationRoberto Ferreiraroberto@therecoveryfoundation.org.zahttps://www.therecoveryfoundation.org.za
Down Syndrome Association South AfricaWilna Gatesdssa.odo@icon.co.zahttps://www.downsyndome.org.za

Sponsors and partners

Thank you to all our sponsors and partners – your contribution is invaluable.

Hosted by City of Ekurhuleni

Powered by Jacaranda FM

Official Technical Partner

Official Insurance Partner

Road Cycling Series sanctioned by the 100 Cycle Challenge

UCI 1.2 Categorised Race

Innovation Partner

Official Retail and Training Partner

Official Print Partner

Frequently asked questions

All you need to know

When is the 2nd annual 100 Cycle Challenge?

The 2nd annual 100 Cycle Challenge is to be presented on Sunday, 5 May 2019. The 100 kilometre race starts and ends at Germiston Lake in the City of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng Province.

What makes the 100 Cycle Challenge special?
The 100 Cycle Challenge is autumn’s biggest racing event for road cyclists from across Gauteng and the rest of South Africa. Presented annually on the first Sunday in May, it is the official “season-ending road race” before the onset of winter.
What is different about the 2019 race?
The 2019 race offers a choice of a 100 kilometre route or a shorter 50 kilometre route. The organisers have listened to requests to include the option of a shorter distance in 2019.
Is the 100 Cycle Challenge UCI-accredited?

Yes, it is, but only for professional under-23 male road cyclists competing for points as part of the 2019 UCI Africa Tour.

(UCI – Union Cycliste Internationale)

Who can enter the race?

Anyone over the age of 15 can enter the 100 kilometre race.

Anyone over the age of 13 can enter the 50 kilometre race.

The organisers extend a special invitation to road cyclists who are new to the sport and who have never participated in a road race to make the 100 Cycle Challenge their “first”.  #MyFirst100.

How can I enter the race?
Simply go to www.100cyclechallenge.co.za, click on the ENTER THE RACE button, complete the race entry form and pay the entry fee.
How much is the entry fee?

100 kilometre route:

  • R400 early bird – until 31 January 2019
  • R450 standard – from 1 February to 22 April 2019

50 kilometre route:

  • R250 early bird – until 31 January 2019
  • R300 standard – from 1 February to 22 April 2019
Will I still be able to enter the race if I miss the 22 April 2019 deadline?

Yes.

Late entry is R500 at race pack collection – on:

  • Thursday, 2 May 2019
  • Friday, 3 May 2019
  • Saturday, 4 May 2019
Where can I see the 2019 route and route profile?

Small changes are currently being made to the 2018 route and route profile – they are currently displayed at www.100cyclechallenge.co.za.

Follow our social media streams for announcements on when the 2019 route and route profile will be posted at www.100cyclechallenge.co.za.

Do I need a licence to race the 100 Cycle Challenge?

Yes.

If you are not a registered member of Cycling South Africa, you need to purchase a day licence at an additional cost of R35. This is done automatically when you enter the race.

Do I have to have a timing chip?

It is not compulsory to have a timing chip. However, if you want your race timed you need to have one.

  • If you do not have a timing chip, RaceTec chips will be on sale at race pack collection on 2, 3 and 4 May 2019.
  • If you have a timing chip, please remember to bring it along on race day.

Invite your family and friends to download the free RaceTec app on Google or the App Store to track your progress on Sunday, 5 May 2019.

Where can I buy 100 Cycle Challenge gear?

100 Cycle Challenge gear can be purchased when you complete your race entry form – simply follow the prompts to make your selection. The following items are available:

 

Item Price (incl. VAT) Sizes available
Quadrotex Cycling Jersey – short sleeve, full zip R569,95 XS/S/M/L/XL/XXL
Radtsoff T-shirt – short sleeve R229,95 S/M/L/XL/XXL
Maxilite Arm-warmer R259,95 XS/S/M/L/XL/XXL
Maxilite Knee-warmer R349,95 XS/S/M/L/XL/XXL
Maxilite Leg-warmer R449,95 XS/S/M/L/XL/XXL
Chido R89,95 Unisex
Can I ride for a charity?

Yes, you can.

You can use the 100 Cycle Challenge to celebrate the memory of a much loved family member or friend. To make a contribution in support of others. Or to fund a cause that has a special place in your heart.

Simply enter the race like you normally would have.

Then contact your charity of choice – and their appointed team leader – to inform them that you have entered the race on their behalf. They will make the necessary arrangements with you.

Go to www.100cyclechallenge.co.za for the list of charities supported by the race.

Will there be a race village at the finish line?

Yes, there will be a race village.

The 100 Cycle Challenge is a fun day for everyone. Entry is free for family and friends; bring them along on Sunday, 5 May 2019. The wide green lawns at Germiston Lake are perfect for a post-race picnic. We have great food. A beer garden. And secure kiddies’ entertainment.

Watch our social media streams for announcements about new entertainment elements added to the village.

Where can I get additional information about the 100 Cycle Challenge?
  • Visit 100cyclechallenge.co.za
  • Check out:
    • Facebook – 100CycleChallenge
    • Twitter – 100cycle
    • Instagram – @100cyclechallenge
    • YouTube – 100cyclechallenge
  • Call +27 79 469 1716
  • E-mail:
    • General enquiries: info@100cyclechallenge.co.za
    • Entry enquiries: entry@100cyclechallenge.co.za
    • Hospitality enquiries: hospitality@100cyclechallenge.co.za
    • Media enquiries and accreditation: media@100cyclechallenge.co.za
Who owns the 100?
The 100 Cycle Challenge is a wholly-owned property of 100 Cycle Challenge (Pty) Ltd.

Contact

Race office: +27 79 469 1716

General enquiries:
info@100cyclechallenge.co.za

Entry enquiries:
entry@100cyclechallenge.co.za

Hospitality enquiries:
hospitality@100cyclechallenge.co.za

Media enquiries and accreditation:
media@100cyclechallenge.co.za

Get in touch
100 Cycle Challenge

100 cycle challenge

The 100 Cycle Challenge supports the development of the sport in South Africa. A percentage of proceeds goes toward funding cycling academies across South Africa 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 the first three years of the race.