Enter at 2017 prices until 1 March 2018!

We know what it took just to get to the start line and whether you made it to the finish line or not, we want you to take it all on again in 2018!

Tourism impact of the Cycle Challenge

The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge is predominantly supported by locals, with 85.99% of our riders coming from Gauteng. However, the stature of the event does attract international riders from as far afield as the USA who make enquiries about riding, and a French travel operator has joined the event for the last two years with an interest in packaging tours to ride the Cycle Challenge, to the French.

New in 2017: Trek Troopers

Organisers have taken another step in helping social riders get through the Cycle Challenge in the time required.

A tandem tickle

A two-person tandem can let a parent share the adventure of riding with a child who is not fit or skilled enough to ride on their own, allow a couple who don’t usually pedal the same pace or distance to enjoy a ride together, or offer crazy racing for two strong riders. However, there are a few things to bear in mind:

Volkswagen and Qhubeka putting the future in motion

‘Blue Bikes’ is an initiative of VW in partnership with the Qhubeka Bicycle Education Empowerment Programme.

Safe places for your kiddies to ride

We’ve done some research – and here are a few local spots to help get your child on their bike in a safe environment, and #CCkiddies ready:

Cycle Challenge granted UCI 1.1 status for the Women's Race

The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge is very pleased to confirm that we will once again be hosting a UCI 1.1 Women’s Race. This will be the third edition of this prestigious race within the race, and we look forward to welcoming international, African and local teams once again.

The colour of your race number and what it means

Here's what you'll be seeing when there's a rider with a coloured number board ahead of you that you might want to salute, even if you pass them! ;-)

"You need time in the saddle to start feeling comfortable" - David Katz

Mr Active says there is no time like the present to start training for the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge.

Start times and seeding, explained

Seeding, what is seeding?