Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge FAQS

Entering Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge

When is Cycle Challenge Sunday?

The 21st edition of the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge takes place on Sunday, 19 November 2017.

Can I still register?

Entries are CLOSED

Do I need a licence to ride the Cycle Challenge?

No CSA licence is required to ride. Only cyclists competing in the Elite categories require a licence.

How will I be timed?

The event uses Racetec for timing which means that you will need a Racetec Timing Chip. One will automatically be allocated to you when entering online should you not own one. NO CHIP = NO RIDE!

Where do I get my start time?

You can download your Start Time / Number Collection document here

What results have been used to calculate my index?

You can check which results were used to place you in your start group here

Where is number collection?

Number collection will take place at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate

Thursday, 16 November 08:30 - 18:00
Friday, 17 November 08:30 - 19:00
Saturday, 18 November 08:30 - 13:00

What do I need to bring to collect my Race Pack?

You will need to bring your barcoded Number Collection document, you can download it here

On the day

What if I forget my Race number at home?


How long do I have to finish the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge?

You have 6 hours to complete the event, from the last start group of the day. There are enforced cut-off points at each Hydration Station. Check the website for the cut off times or contact the Race Office.

I would like to ride together with family or friends. How do I do this?

Each person will have to enter individually. Everyone is seeded according to their own individual index. Once the race numbers have been sent out, the person with the earliest start time will need to drop down to the person with the latest start time. You MAY NEVER start in an earlier start group than what you have been allocated – you will be disqualified.

What if I decide during the Cycle Challenge that I cannot continue?

There will be sweep vehicles along the route to pick you up and return you and your bike to the venue.

How early should I arrive at the venue?

Be there 1.5 hours before your start time so that you have time to find parking and make your way to the start.

Are there hydration stations along the route?

Yes we have hydration stations along the route which offer water, Coke and Powerade. Make sure you have your water bottle.

Are there road closures along the route?

The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge is Joburgs safest race with full road closure.