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.

GERMISTON LAKE
CITY OF EKURHULENI

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Enter Gauteng's newest, fastest race

Entry fee: R400 plus R35 day license per entry in the Gran Fondo (mass participation category - all ages 15 years and older).

Entries close 31 March 2018

Ts & Cs Apply

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About

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.

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!
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Support your charity of choice in the cycle race of the season! Visit our website to find the list of charities using the 100 Cycle Challenge as a funding platform and enquire directly at your charity of choice. We can’t wait to see you on the starting line on Sunday, 6 May 2018! #SweatForCharity
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Race

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.

Official date

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Official start

07h00

Official end

15h30

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.

Enter Gauteng’s newest, fastest race

Entry fee: R400 plus R35 day license per entry in the Gran Fondo (mass participation category – all ages 15 years and older).

Ts & Cs Apply

ENTER NOW GROUP ENTRY

Route

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.

Prizes

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.

Family Fun

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.

Enter Gauteng’s newest, fastest race

Entry fee: R400 plus R35 day license per entry in the Gran Fondo (mass participation category – all ages 15 years and older).

Ts & Cs Apply

ENTER NOW GROUP ENTRY

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.

Sponsors

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

Partnered by Cycling SA

Hosted by City of Ekurhuleni

Powered by Jacaranda FM

UCI 1.2 Categorised Race

Official Retail and Training Partner

Official Print Partner

Official Insurance Partner 

100 Cycle Challenge Sanctioned Road Cycling Series Event

Contact

+27 11 658 1356

For general queries: info@100cyclechallenge.co.za
For media queries & accreditation: media@100cyclechallenge.co.za
For hospitality queries: hospitality@100cyclechallenge.co.za
For sponsorship opportunities: sponsor@100cyclechallenge.co.za
For entry queries: entry@100cyclechallenge.co.za

Get in touch
Zen|One Productions

ZenOne

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.