ROAD RACE

24 February 2019

RACE INFO 

Venue - Race Pack Collection - Start Times  

RACE ROUTES 

106km Coastal Classic  - 55km Pursuit

GENERAL INFO 

Road Closures - Accommodation - Green Number Club - Results

ROAD RACE INFO

 

START TIMES

Start/Finish: Race Village, Pollok Beach, Port Elizabeth
06h00 106km Classic
08h00 55km Pursuit

Prize Giving: 13h00 pm

ONLINE ENTRIES

Open: 1 September 2018
Close: 27 January 2019 at Midnight

*NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED ONLINE OR AT REGISTRATION/RACE PACK COLLECTION*

EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEES

ROAD RACE 

106KM

Coastal Classic

R250

106KM

Coastal Classic Tandem

R330

55KM

Pursuit

R190

55KM

Pursuit Tandem

R300

2KM

Kiddies Ride

R60

500M

Toddlers Dash

R30

106KM + 80KM

Ultimate Quest

R380

      DATE

      DISTANCE

           RACE

       AGE

     COST

        24 Feb

        106km

        Classic - Open Seeded  
        This is the standard entry for all amateur athletes, with or without a CSA license.

        15+

        R250

        24 Feb

        106km

        Classic - U23 / Elite / Junior (Domestic Racing License req.)  
        Reserved for professional athletes with a CSA domestic racing license.

        18+

        R250

        24 Feb

        106km

        Classic - Racing Veteran MEN & Veteran LADIES (VA/VB/VC)  
        Reserved for racing veterans MEN & Ladies aged 30+ with a CSA membership license.

        30+

        R250

        24 Feb

        106km

        Classic - Tandem  
        This is the entry for all tandem athletes, professional and amateur.

        18+

        R330

        24 Feb

        55km

        Pursuit: Open Seeded  
        This is the standard entry for all amateur athletes, with or without a CSA license.

        12+

        R190

        24 Feb

        55km

        Pursuit: 55km Pursuit - U15 Boys / U17 Boys / U17 Girls - Racing  
        Reserved for racing under 17 racing boys and girls.

        12+

        R190

        24 Feb

        55km

        Pursuit: Tandem  
        This is the entry for all tandem athletes.

        12+

        R300

        23 Feb

        2km

        Powerade Kiddies' Ride  
        Children of all ages can enter.

        All

        R60

        23 Feb

        500m

        Powerade Toddlers' Dash 
        Children of all ages can enter.

        All

        R30

ULTIMATE QUEST 

      DATE

      DISTANCE

           RACE

       AGE

     COST

     18 Feb
     24 Feb

      80km
      106km

     106km Road and 80km MTB   
     This is the standard entry for all amateur athletes, with or without a CSA license.

        19+

     R380

     18 Feb
     24 Feb

      80km
      106km

     106km Road and 80km MTB - Professional  
     Reserved for professional athletes / teams and athletes with a CSA domestic racing license.

        19+

     R380

ROAD RACE ROUTES 

106km Route

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Riders negotiate through the streets of Walmer before tackling the new Sprint Point at 12.4km into the race (opposite Mike's Kitchen on Buffelsfontein Road). The route then keeps with the 55km route up the Longbarn Climb. There is no time to rest as riders then continue onto the climb of Lake Farm. Riders will also look forward to a dedicated Spectator Zone where the public will be cheering them up this short but steep climb. 

The riders then head Eastward along Kragga Kamma Road on a flatter next few kilometers, before heading up Butterfield Road and past the Altona School where the 1st waterpoint will be located. After a short stretch on the Old Cape Road, riders will tackle Draaifontein Road before descending down “The Wall” at high speed to the base of the Maitlands Climb. Here riders will hope for a tail wind as they ascend the climb of Maitlands before continuing along Seaview Road. Schoenmakerskop then awaits the riders as they fly past this picturesque coastal village, returning to the Start/Finish via Marine Drive.

Download the 106km route file: GPX   TCX


55km Route

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The 2019 route remains unchanged with riders tackling some challenging climbs but also being treated to stunning views along the Port Elizabeth coastline.

Riders begin at Pollok Beach, head down Marine Drive, continue onto Beach Road and turn left into Walmer Boulevard. Riders then tackle the streets of Walmer up to the top of Mount Pleasant. From here the route deviates off Seaview Road and tackles the Longbarn Climb followed by the undulations of Old Seaview Road. The route rejoins Seaview Road and continues Eastward through Schoemakerskop, returning to the Start/Finish via Marine Drive.

Download the 55km route file: GPX   TCX

 


ROAD CLOSURE & CROSS OVER POINTS

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Cut Off Times

Please familiarize yourselves with the cut off times for The Herald Continental Cycle Tour 2019.

Sunday 24 February 2019 - 106km Classic

  Road Closures

  Road Closes

  Road Re-Opens

  START / FINISH: Pollock Beach

  03:00 AM

  08:30 AM

  Cyclists head down Marine Drive (Pollock Beach to Le Roche Dr)

  04:30 AM

  08:45 AM

  Continue on Beach Rd (La Roche Dr to Walmer Boulevard)

  04:30 AM

  09:00 AM

  Right onto Heugh Road 
  Right onto Old Seaview Road 
  Right onto Lakeside Road 

  05:00 AM

  10:00 AM

  Right onto Kragga Kamma Road 
  Left onto Butterfield Rd 
  Right onto Lakeside Rd 
  Right onto Seaview Rd 
  Left onto Altona Rd 
  Right onto Draaifontein Rd

  05:30 AM

  10:30 AM

  Turn left onto Cape Rd 
  Left onto St Albans Rd 
  Left onto Draaifontein Rd 
  Right onto De Stades Rd 
  Right onto Maitlands Rd 
  Right onto Seaview Rd 

  05:45 AM

  11:00 AM

  Right onto Heron Rd 
  Left onto Sardinia Bay Rd 
  Right onto Victoria Dr 
  Left onto Marine Dr 

  06:30 AM

  11:45 AM

  FINISH: Pollock Beach

-

  01:30 PM

Sunday 24 February 2019 - 55km Classic

  Road Closures

  Road Closes

  Road Re-Opens

  START / FINISH: Pollock Beach

  03:00 AM

  08:30 AM

  Cyclists head down Marine Drive (Pollock Beach to Le Roche Dr)

  04:30 AM

  08:45 AM

  Continue on Beach Rd (Le Roche Dr to Walmer Boulevard)

  04:30 AM

  09:00 AM

  Left onto Walmer Boulevard

  04:30 AM

  10:00 AM

  Right onto Old Seaview Road 
  Left onto Seaview Rd

  05:00 AM

  11:00 AM

  Right onto Heron Rd 
  Left onto Sardinia Bay Rd 
  Right onto Victoria Dr 
  Left onto Marine Dr

  06:30 AM

  11:45 AM

  FINISH: Pollock Beach

-

  01:30 PM

Cyclists numbers will be removed at above points should they not get there by the specified times. A vehicle following the back of the race will then transport the cyclist and his/her bicycle to the finish line.

Motorists Cross Over Points

  • 1st Ave, Walmer
  • 3rd Ave, Walmer
  • 6th Ave, Walmer
  • 9th Ave, Walmer
  • 10th Ave, Walmer
  • Swift Rd, Walmer
  • 17th Ave (Corner of 17th Ave & William Moffett)
  • Walter Road, Charlo
  • Melsetter Road
  • 9th Ave, Summerstrand

Notes

  • The 106km Race starts at 06h00
  • The 55km Race starts at 08h00
  • Fastest cyclists travel at an average speed of 40km per hour
  • Slowest cyclists travel at an average speed of 18km per hour
  • Roads close 1 hour before cyclists are expected at each intersection 
  • Roads re-open when last cyclist is through the relevant intersection (re-opening times are estimates) 
  • Residents will be directed in and out of their suburbs during the Road Closure Times
  • Please adhere to the directions given by the Race Marshals and Traffic Officials

Spectator Info

  • Sprint Hotspot at 10.7km - Leaders ETA 6:20 am 
  • King of the Mountain Hotspot at 58.5km (Maitland) - Leaders ETA 7:20 am

Water Points

  • Long Barn - 15.2km
  • Lake Farm - 24km
  • Altona School - 34.3km
  • Maitland Mines - 50.6km
  • Seaview Road - 72.6km
  • The Willows - 92.6km

ROAD RACE PRIZE MONEY 

    CATEGORY

   AMOUNT

    Overall Men

      1

      R7 500

      2

      R5 000

      3

      R4 000

      4

      R3 000

      5

      R2 000

      6

      R1 500

      7

      R1 200

      8

      R1 000

      9

      R800

      10

      R500

    Overall Women

      1

      R7 500

      2

      R5 000

      3

      R4 000

      4

      R3 000

      5

      R2 000

      6

      R1 500

      7

      R1 200

      8

      R1 000

      9

      R800

      10

      R500

    Tandem

      1

      R5 000

      2

      R2 500

      3

      R1 000

    Junior Men

      1

      R500

      2

      R300

      3

      R200

    Junior Women

      1

      R500

      2

      R300

      3

      R200

    Elite Men

      1

      R500

      2

      R300

      3

      R200

    Elite Women

   

      1

      R500

      2

      R300

      3

      R200

    U23 Men

      1

      R500

      2

      R300

      3

      R200

    U23 Woman

      1

      R500

      2

      R300

      3

      R200

    King of the Mountain

      Maitland Hill

      R 1 000

    Queen of the Mountain

      Maitland Hill

      R1 000

    Trophy Only

    55km

      U15/U17  Men
      U15/U17 Women

    Trophy Only

    106km

      Sub-Veteran Men 30+
      Sub-Veteran Women 30+

      Veteran Men 40+
      Veteran Women 40+

      Master Veteran Men 50+
      Master Veteran Women 50+

ROAD ACCOMMODATION

the radisson blu hotel, port elizabeth

The internationally renowned hotel, which is perfectly situated right across the start and finish line of the race offers an ideal stay for all cyclists and travelling supporters. The Radisson Blu is once again offering preferential accommodation rates to all participants, who will be able to experience the energy and excitement of the weekend festival of cycling, as the hotel becomes a hive of activity with all professional cycling teams and race officials staying at the hotel enjoying exceptional staff hospitality and excellent facilities.

The Radisson Blu Hotel are proud to offer Cycle Tour riders preferential accommodation rates between the 18-28 February 2019, as per the below.

  • Superior single room:             R1480.00 per night, breakfast included.
  • Superior double room:           R1700.00 per night, breakfast included.

To book your room/s based on the 2019 Cycle Tour preferential rates, simply click on the following link and complete the information required: Select city; dates and number of adults. 

Please take note of the below booking terms:

  • The above rates are quoted on a per room per night basis, including a full English breakfast buffet
  • Travellers are to quote HCT2019 when booking, in order to qualify for the above preferential rate.
 
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ROAD RACE TRAVEL PACKAGE OFFERING

EAT, SLEEP AND RACE LIKE A PRO!

Cyclists can expect to eat, sleep and race like a pro when taking part in the 2019 Herald Continental Cycle Tour. Radisson Blu Hotel PE, official partner for The Herald Continental Cycle Tour is perfectly located right across from the start/finish line of the road races at Pollok Beach and are pleased to form a joint collaboration with Kulula Holidays in offering an all-inclusive travel package offer at R6290.00 per person sharing which includes:

  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth

  • 2-night stay in a Superior Room at the Radisson Blu Hotel, PE

  • Buffet breakfast and dinner per day

  • Car hire

  • Road race entry

  • Cycle Tour Hospitality Lounge pass

  • Cycle Tour T-shirt

  • Amani Spa voucher

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To book this travel package offering, complete the below, and click SUBMIT. Your booking information will be directed to an agent at Kulula Holidays for review. Please note that the travel package does not include bicycle transportation. This arrangement must be done separately at the rider’s discretion by contacting a separate call center on 0861 585 852. For further information, please contact the Cycle Tour race office on 041 504 7911

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Package prices are from a starting price per person sharing and estimated based on 2 people sharing. Rates are subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, exchange rate fluctuations and availability. Airline taxes are based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Airfares prices will increase if the class quoted (Q class) is sold out. These promotions are valid for Southern African Development Community (SADC) residents only. Proof of a valid ID or Passport is required when booking. Should you fail to check in for a flight within the allocated time prior to the scheduled departure or board at the stipulated time, you will be regarded as a no-show by the airline and will forfeit your seat as well as the fare that is allocated to that leg of your flight reservation. A no-show is not entitled to a refund for the value of the flight missed unless otherwise specified in the applicable fare rules. Your return or any onward flight segments will also be cancelled. The 2-night accommodation is only valid for 22nd and 23rd February 2019 and includes a R250 spa discount voucher per room per stay. Any extra incurred during your stay at Radisson Blu Hotel, PE, are for your account and are to be settled prior to departure. Car hire will be for a Group B segment vehicle (Ford Fiesta or similar). The Cycle Tour road race entry is for the 106km Coastal Classic or 55km Pursuit. The Cycle Tour Lounge pass will include snacks and refreshments

THE GREEN NUMBER CLUB

The prestigious Green Number Club is made up of a unique group of cyclists who have completed ten or more Herald Cycle Tours 106km Classic Feature Races.

These cyclists are allocated a permanent Green Number to ride in any subsequent Cycle Tour as a form of recognition of their distinguished achievement. Within this Green Number Club there are also a number of cyclists who have achieved the remarkable feat of participating in twenty or more Herald Cycle Tours. Considering that the 2019 event is the 34th edition of this event, this is a phenomenal achievement!

Could all entrants that have completed ten or more Herald Cycle Tours, please complete the below form for verification purposes to the Race Office so that you can be allocated a permanent Green Number. Applications for Green numbers must be submitted by Friday, 7 December 2018.

To the cyclists who have already been allocated a permanent number, your contact details are also required in order to update our database.

 

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