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

We wish to express our gratitude to all the cyclists who have participated in the first annual 100 Cycle Challenge. Your dedication to the sport is infectious. Thank you to you, your family and your friends for making Gauteng’s new autumn road race come alive with so much energy, camaraderie and generosity of spirit. Congratulations to all the category winners – click here for a list of the pro prizes and gran fondo prizes.

We wish to express our gratitude to all the cyclists who have participated in the first annual 100 Cycle Challenge. See you all on Sunday, 5 May 2019.









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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100 Cycle Challenge is with Ross Hughes in Ekurhuleni.2 days ago
#100Moments No.54 is this wonderful story of rekindled friendship shared by Lisa Chapman O' Neill: I met up with my friend Ross Hughes at the 100 Cycle Challenge. We’ve not seen each other since we were in primary school in 1980! What an awesome day!

We love these stories of friendships new and old - share yours with a pic below to feature in one of our upcoming #100Moments! #SweatThe100
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100 Cycle Challenge3 days ago
#100Moments No.49: Thank you to each and every person who entered the inaugural 100 Cycle Challenge for contributing to cycling development in the country!

R50 from your entry fee was pledged to Race The Future, a Cycling SA initiative aimed at exposing thousands of children to the sport and nurturing the next generation of cycling talent! #SweatForCharity #SweatThe100

Pic credit: Action Photo
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100 Cycle Challenge is celebrating our Gran Fondo winners at Bedford Centre.3 days ago
Mlando Mlaba enjoyed the 100 Cycle Challenge so much on 6 May 2018 that he rode it twice! That's right - after coming second in the Gran Fondo, he decided to enjoy the route a second time! Wowzers! Mlando, congratulations again! We hope you enjoy your fantastic prizes, courtesy of The Laser Beautique - Non-Surgical Aesthetic Professionals, CycleZone South Africa and Filteg! This is undoubtedly, our #100Moments No.44!
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100 Cycle Challenge is feeling proud.4 days ago
Marty Holderness finished the 100 Cycle Challenge in just over 4 hours, having suffered terrible cramps along the way. This was her post-race comment: “I am chuffed! Truly truly I am! As a cancer survivor, with one kidney and slowly crawling towards 60...I think I didn’t do too shabby!”

#100Moments No.38 is dedicated to Marty and every survivor who rode in the inaugural 100 Cycle Challenge. We are so proud of you. #SweatThe100
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100 Cycle Challenge is with Desmond Matthee in Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa.5 days ago
#100Moments No.37: Start as you mean to go on!

Thanks for sharing your starting line selfie with us, Desmond Matthee! We hope you guys were still smiling after crossing the finish line 100km later?! #SweatThe100
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100 Cycle Challenge6 days ago
Some ride for themselves. Some ride for others. #100Moments No.32 is dedicated to all those who chose to cycle in aid of another on 6 May 2018! This year, we had more than 10 charities use the 100 Cycle Challenge as a funding platform!

To find out more, or to get involved in #SweatForCharity next year, please email us at info@100cyclechallenge.co.za!

Pic credit: Action Photo
2 days ago
For #100Moments No.55, we head back to the finish line to the @SABCNewsOnline interview with Rego Mavimbela, HOD: Communications and Brand Management, on the development opportunity cycling provides to young people in the @City_Ekurhuleni! #SweatThe100 https://t.co/lqQpblSsxU
2 days ago
#100Moments No.53 goes to this beauty, which is one of the @KTM_SA_Official bikes won by two of our cyclists in the lead up to race day, all thanks to @cyclelab_ZA! #SweatThe100 https://t.co/73T1SFewu8 100cycle photo
3 days ago
#TBT to 100 Cycle Challenge race number collection, which took place at @cyclelab_ZA Lynnwood, Fourways & Boksburg before the race. Thank you Cycle Lab for being such a phenomenal Official Retail & Training Partner! #100Moments No.50 https://t.co/pXc9dXD7ks 100cycle photo
3 days ago
#100Moments No.46: Thank you @calmag4patients for contributing to our goodie bags and being on hand after the race to provide cyclists with advice, info and samples! #SweatThe100 https://t.co/yrjxF4NsLt 100cycle photo
3 days ago
#100Moments No.42: Karen Da Costa crossed the finish line to win the Gran Fondo in a time of 02:34! We celebrated her win again on Tuesday night and showered her with prizes from @LaserBeautique, @CycleZoneSA, Glen Aden, and The Medalist! Congratulations, Karen! #SweatThe100 https://t.co/YnOLzbFvFv 100cycle photo
3 days ago
The 100 Cycle Challenge was timed by @RaceTecChip - a big thank you to the RaceTec team for your hard work in the lead up to, on and after race day! #100Moments No.40 https://t.co/NNMyAfqVhP 100cycle photo

To our 2018 sponsors and partners:

We are extremely proud that you have bought into our vision and put your name behind the 100 Cycle Challenge. Your support and partnership will help to grow the 100 Cycle Challenge into one of the strongest platforms for the continued development of road cycling in South Africa.

 Thank you to:

City of Ekurhuleni – for hosting the race and for providing and managing all facets of full road closure for the race.

Jacaranda FM – for powering the race and for the great coverage from the very beginning.

Cycling South Africa – for your advice and technical support.

Cycle Lab – for your wonderful partnership and the great prizes; you helped us to keep our social media platforms fired up.

Cyclesure – for the insurance and the public liability cover.

TameTimes – for all the news and stories across your platforms and for Karen racing on the day.

AA – for supplying sweeper vehicles.

Jetline Action Photo – event photography.

Maponya 911 – emergency services.

The Laser Beautique – for providing gran fondo prizes.

Road Rangers – bike marshals en-route.


Filteg Group – for supplying gran fondo prizes.

The Harvard Café – beer garden and hospitality area.

Glen Aden – supplying gran fondo prizes.

Virtual Productions – stage and sound.

Remax All Stars – for the fun in the kiddies area.

Back to Basics Nutrition – distributing finish line drinks.

Altech Fleetcall – providing radios en-route.

CalMag C – goodie bag content.

Medalist Sport – supplying gran fondo prizes.

M&M Hiring Marquee –  tables, chairs and event marquees.

Cycle Zone – providing gran fondo prizes.

Nicks Prestige Auto – for supplying winners champagne.


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

Event Supporters


 +27 10 141 0268

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

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Zen|One Productions


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.