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 enter at cycling shops?
Entries for the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge are only available online at www.cyclechallenge.co.za.
When do the entries close?
Entries will close on 31 August 2017.
Do I have to qualify for the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge?
We highly recommend that you partake in events which are over 90km and timed by Racetec in order to better your seeding for the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge.
Do I need a licence to enter the Cycle Challenge?
No CSA licence is required to ride. Only cyclists competing in the Elite categories require a licence.
How old do you have to be to enter the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge?
The minimum age is 12 years, should anyone younger than 12 want to ride tandem, we require a letter of consent from a parent/guardian.
What kind of bike is allowed?
Any traditional bicycle or tandem bicycle that is not motorized. Recumbent bicycles are also allowed in certain categories. Time trial bikes are not permitted.
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!
When will I know my start time?
Once the seeding has been done in October your Race number and Start time will be sent to you via email.
How will I get my physical Race number?
You will need to collect your Race number from Number Collection at the Ticketpro Dome, 16 – 18 November. Race numbers will not be couriered or posted.
Where is number collection?
Number collection will take place at the Ticketpro Dome , 16 – 18 November.
On the day
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.
What if I forget my Race number at home?
NO NUMBER = NO RIDE!
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.