ROAD RACE

23 February 2020

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 Coastal Classic
08h00 55km Pursuit

Prize Giving: 13h00 pm

ONLINE ENTRIES

Open: September 2019
Close: Tuesday, 28 January 2020 at Midnight

*NO ONLINE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLINE AFTER TUESDAY 28TH JANUARY 2020. LATE CHARITY ENTRIES WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ON RACE PACK COLLECTION DAYS.

EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEES

ROAD RACE

    106KM

       Coastal Classic

    R330

    106KM

       Coastal Classic Tandem     

    R440

    55KM

       Pursuit

    R250

    55KM

       Pursuit Tandem

    R400

    106KM + 80KM

       Ultimate Quest

    R510

   

  

      DATE

      DISTANCE

           RACE

       AGE

     COST

        23 Feb

        106km

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

        15+

        R330

        23 Feb

        106km

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

        18+

        R330

        23 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+

        R330

        23 Feb

        106km

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

        18+

        R440

        23 Feb

        55km

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

        12+

        R250

        23 Feb

        55km

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

        12+

        R250

        23 Feb

        55km

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

        12+

        R400

ULTIMATE QUEST 

      DATE

      DISTANCE

           RACE

       AGE

     COST

     16 Feb
     23 Feb

      80km
      106km

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

        19+

     R510

     16 Feb
     23 Feb

      80km
      106km

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

        19+

     R510

ROAD CLOSURE & CROSS OVER POINTS

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Cut Off Times

Please familiarize yourselves with the cut off times for The Herald Cycle Tour 2020.

Sunday 23 February 2020 - 106km coastal 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 23 February 2020 - 55km pursuit

  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

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 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 in February 2020. 2020 preferential rates will be available soon.

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 2020 event is the 35th 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, 6 December 2019.

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

 

Name *
Name
Contact Number
Contact Number

ROAD RACE ROUTES 

106km Route

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Riders negotiate through the streets of Walmer. 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 The first waterpoint is on Longbarn, Altona will be the third water point. 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

55km Route Map - Flat.png

The 2020 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 RACE PRIZE MONEY

106km coastal classic OVERALL MEN

  • 1st place R7500.00

  • 2nd place R5000.00

  • 3rd place R4000.00

  • 4th place R3000.00

  • 5th place R2000.00

106km coastal classic OVERALL WOMEN

  • 1st place R7500.00

  • 2nd place R5000.00

  • 3rd place R4000.00

  • 4th place R3000.00

  • 5th place R2000.00