The Herald Continental Cycle Tour - Two Days

Club Contacts Rated Race
Date: 25 February 2018
Time: 07h00
Organisers: Round Table Uitenhage
Distance: 106; 55, 26
Province: Eastern Cape
Start: Pollok Beach Race Village
Cnr 10th Avenue & Marine Drive
Port Elizabeth
Race Changes 05 Feb 2018
Race Name changed changed from The Herald VW Cycle Tour - Two Days to The Herald Continental Cycle Tour - Two Days.
Race Date changed changed from 2018/02/24 to 2018/02/25.
Race Date changed changed from 2018/01/01 to 2018/02/24.
Start Venue changed changed from Race Village, Pollok Beach Cnr 10th Avenue & Marine Drive Port Elizabeth to Pollok Beach Race Village Cnr 10th Avenue & Marine Drive Port Elizabeth.
Start Time changed changed from 06h00 to 07h00.
Primary Contact Name changed changed from Brad Jackson to Julie Briggs.
Primary Contact Email changed changed from to .
Primary Contact Mobile changed changed from 082-6519182 to .
Primary Contact Telephone changed to 083-3042646 .
Primary Contact Email changed to
Contact 1: Julie Briggs
(Work) 083-3042646

Contact 2: Brad Jackson
(Cell) 082-6519182
Entry Details:

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Route Description:
Difficulty Rating: 0. Route Type: Circular

Much of the work on this moderate and scenic race is done in the first half. The race starts off with a fairly challenging climb to Mount Pleasant before an easy descent. The second climb near the 20-kilometre mark to Threescombe is challenging enough, but once done gives you time to settle into your rhythm. The hill at Welcome Road is an ideal place for the climbers to make a break and get some distance between them and the rest.

The notorious Maitland Hill may not be as steep or as hard as the earlier climbs, but because it is over 50 kilometres into the race it will prove a tester. The pull to Heron Road and the 80-kilometre marker is moderate and should not be too tiring. The final stretch from Schoenmakerskop is a pleasant scenic ride to the finish. This section may well be a fast ride as long as the southeaster is not blowing.

Herald VW Tour 106 km
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Editor's Notes:

This race will be staged for the 32nd time in 2018. For the second time a team relay with options of  a Corporate Challenge  on Saturday. The Event includes  a .Junior Cycle Tour  on both 18 February & 24 February.

Finishers: 3000 Time Limit: 06:00
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