Gearing up for a day at the races

It’s not often that the ordinary person gets to cycle around a FIA Grade 2 level Grand Prix Circuit but, on 19 November 2017 it’s your chance to get a taste of a utopia normally reserved for motor racers.

Having undergone its largest upgrade in its 56 years in 2015 – the 4.522km Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit has been certified by the Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA) as a Grade 2 race track. The track is now the only racing facility in Africa bestowed with such prestigious accreditation!

Although, not generally permitting the usage of pedal bikes at Kyalami, special exceptions were made for The CycleChallenge between 1998 and 2005.

In 2016, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit once again became part of the Cycle Challenge route. Riders were given the chance to test their speed around the tight, technical corners which make Kyalami legendary!

Look back at some of the images from previous Cycle Challenge events at Kyalami.


Whether you’re pushing your limits behind bars with 25 000 other cyclists or celebrating the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge’s 21st anniversary with the carnival atmosphere, make sure you check out the highlight of Cycle Challenge Sunday – a refined racing circuit with a revived legacy!

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