Take up team cycling challenge

 Showcasing a competitive edge at this year’s Team Relay Challenge were Continental Tyre SA team riders from left Anton Verwey; Ian Langlands; Austin Brett; Trevor Gascoyne; Clint Henderson. Continental Tyre SA look forward battling it out at the 3rd edition of the Team Relay race next year.

Showcasing a competitive edge at this year’s Team Relay Challenge were Continental Tyre SA team riders from left Anton Verwey; Ian Langlands; Austin Brett; Trevor Gascoyne; Clint Henderson. Continental Tyre SA look forward battling it out at the 3rd edition of the Team Relay race next year.

GRAB a team mate and register now for the 2019 The Herald Continental Cycle Tour Team Relay Challenge. 

The popular cycling event offers beginners and expert cyclists the opportunity to challenge themselves, their friends, family or workmates, to compete in the 2-leg scenic race along Nelson Mandela Bay’s beachfront.  

Registration has opened for the third annual Team Relay Challenge, which will take place on Saturday, 23 February, from Pollok Beach, Summerstrand. The Team Relay Challenge involves a 23km road race along Marine Drive and a 15km mountain bike relay through Nelson Mandela University’s Nature Reserve. 

The participating teams will comprise of two riders – one competing in the mountain bike race and another in the road race. All riders can look forward to a fun-filled day of camaraderie and friendly rivalry between friends and colleagues. 

The Herald Chief Marketing Officer Justin Peel said teams of all ages and fitness levels are invited to enter the Team Relay Challenge, to enjoy a cycling event that is purely focused on having a good time on the bicycle.  

“The phenomenal atmosphere created is something to experience first-hand, the on-route camaraderie and fun is unique to this event. So, whether you’re entering to be competitive or to simply soak up the fun atmosphere, there’s something for every rider,” said Peel. 

The defending 2018 Corporate Challenge winners, Steven Shirley and Ronnie Scheffer from Coimbra Cycles, will once again enter in the 2019 event. 

“This is a great event because the distances are short. You race flat-out from the get-go, over a relatively short period of time. The race is as hard as you make it. It really is great to work and compete as a team,” said Shirley.  

A portion of the proceeds generated from the Team Relay Challenge will be allocated towards one of The Herald Continental Cycle Tour’s beneficiaries. 

And in what has become a The Herald tradition, the company will also be entering a few teams in the Corporate category.  

“The inter-departmental challenges have already begun with everyone looking forward to a fun day with colleagues and their families,” said Peel. 

The race village at Pollok Beach will offer great entertainment for children and adults alike with a dedicated Kiddies Play Park, live entertainment, food trucks, a beer garden and coffee bar. 

Cash prizes are up for grabs for the top 3 Team Relay finishers which includes R5000 for first position, R3000 for second position and R1000 for third position. 

Riders can save 25% on their entries if they sign up for the early bird tickets, which have opened and will run until 30 November 2018. 

For more information and to register visit www.heraldcycletour.co.za

Berna Walters