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
“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.
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.
5 May 2019
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.
100 Cycle Challenge gear can be purchased when you complete your race entry form – simply follow the prompts to make your selection.
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.
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 email@example.com with the subject line “Sweat for charity”
The 100 Cycle Challenge supports the following organisations and causes in 2019:
|Cause||Team Leader||Email Address||Website/link|
|The Society for Animals in Distress||Holly Dohertyfirstname.lastname@example.org||http://www.animalsindistress.org.za
|eMoyo Foundation||Keagan Malanemail@example.com||https://emoyo.foundation/
|GIBS Alumni Wellness||Joseph Mabokofirstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.facebook.com/GIBSsa/
|The Kidney Beanz Trust||Stacey Hanekomemail@example.com||https://www.kidneybeanz.co.za
|Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)||Maria Scholtzfirstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.cansa.org.za
|The Urban Ruins||Leigh Hudson-Ingleemail@example.com||http://urbanruins.co.za/
|Support SA Talent||Brad Eliotfirstname.lastname@example.org||http://www.supportsatalent.co.za/
|Epilepsy South Africa||Elsabe Winkleremail@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org||http://epilepsy.org.za/
|Down Syndrome Association Pretoria||Elaine Passmooremail@example.com||http://downs.org.za/
|Apricot Tree Trust||Annette Van Niekerkfirstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.facebook.com/apricottree.co.za/
|Corruption Watch||Aadil Vallyemail@example.com||https://www.corruptionwatch.org.za
|The Recovery Foundation||Roberto Ferreirafirstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.therecoveryfoundation.org.za|
|Down Syndrome Association South Africa||Wilna Gatesemail@example.com||https://www.downsyndome.org.za|
Sponsors and partners
Thank you to all our sponsors and partners – your contribution is invaluable.
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?
What is different about the 2019 race?
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?
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?
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?
Do I need a licence to race the 100 Cycle Challenge?
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.
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|
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
- General enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Entry enquiries: email@example.com
- Hospitality enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Media enquiries and accreditation: email@example.com
Who owns the 100?
Get in touch
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.