Are you a cycling dream team?

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Two different riders, two distinct routes, one unified team … The Herald Continental Cycle Tour’s newest addition to the event is proving irresistible for riders of all levels and all ages. 

Combining one rider’s love for road racing, another’s love for the off-road, and everyone’s love for nature at its breath-taking best, the Herald Continental Cycle Tour’s Team Relay Challenge is a race with a difference.  

This scenic 2-leg race along Nelson Mandela Bay’s beachfront is a 23km road race along Marine Drive and a 15km mountain bike relay through Nelson Mandela University’s Nature Reserve. 

Now in its third year, the Team Relay Challenge is becoming ultra-popular amongst friends, couples, families, and workmates who challenge each other (and themselves) with one team member racing the road route and the other the mountain bike route.  

While it can be as competitive as you make it, the relay event is one that clearly pulses with camaraderie, teambuilding, and friendly rivalry, and is truly a race for all ages and fitness levels. In fact, the friendly rivalry is already playing out at The Herald’s HQ as some of the staff are starting to egg each other on in preparation for their own inter-departmental challenges. 

As a competitor in the Team Relay Challenge, you can expect all the incredible support, organisation, safety, and post-race entertainment The Herald Continental Cycle Tour has to offer. The event is, after all, South Africa’s 2nd oldest cycling classic. 

The festive Race Village at Pollok Beach has everything for everyone. Face painting and food trucks, balloon art and local DJs, play parks and live entertainment, coffee bars and beer gardens. And, being the city that embodies the spirit of Nelson Mandela, warm hearted people everywhere. 

Of course there are the prizes too. The top 3 Team Relay finishers get to ride off with a pocketful of cash – R5,000 for first position, R3,000 for second position and R1,000 for third position. The proceeds generated from the Team Relay Challenge will also be allocated towards one of The Herald Continental Cycle Tour’s beneficiaries. 

If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to connect with your city, to connect with the people in your city, to be healthy and happy, to find a new love for the sport, to ‘get your social on’, this is your day. 


Saturday, 23 February 2019

Start/Finish: Race Village, Pollok Beach, Port Elizabeth

07h00 38km Team Relay (23km Road + 15km Mountain Bike)

Prize Giving: 10h45 

Enter on Entries close 27 January 2019 at midnight.

Berna Walters