Race info

Online Entries close at midnight on Wednesday 24 July 2024.

Late entries are available at registration, a late entry fee of R70 applies.

Race entry fees:

  • 58km Race – R370
  • 70km Race – R420
  • CSA Day License – R50

Registration & number collection:

  • Friday registration 3.30-4.30pm – Buco Walker Drive Port Ellizabeth (C/O Walker Drive &, Kabega Rd, Glenroy Park)
  • Saturday registration 1-2pm – Buco Port Alfred (Corner Main &, Masonic St, Port Alfred)
  • Sunday registration 7-8am – Buco Warehouse Grahamstown (9 Strowan Road, Grahamstown)

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Start times:

08h30

58km & 70km

E-Bikes 

09h00

70km

09h15

58km

13h00

Prize giving

Please note:

  • The cut-off time is 13h15
  • No helmet, no ride.
  • Roads are open to traffic. Road rules apply. Please keep left!

Age restrictions per distance:

  • 58km – Participants need to be at least 15 years of age
  • 70km – Participants needs to be at least 19 years of age
  • E-bikes – Participants needs to be at least 19 years of age
  • A riders’ age is determined by the age they will be on 31 Dec of this year.
  • E-bikes may enter either the 70km or 58km race.

Shuttle Service

  • Pre / Post race shuttle (for you and your bike) :: R250
  • Pre race shuttle (departs from Port Alfred Country Club to the start at 06h00)
  • Post race shuttle (departs from Port Alfred Country Club to the Buco Grahamstown at 13h00).

Routes

  • The 70km race adds a 17km stretch through a single jeep track
    past Sibuya Game Reserve, there is a chance of seeing any of
    the big 5. Both 58km and 70km events finish with a steep decent through
    The Riverview Waterfront Estate and conclude at Port Alfred Country Club, French Street (NOT the PA Golf Club).

  • For spectators please note there is only one entrance to the Port Alfred
    Country Club for parking, please enter through Atherstone Road.

Prizes

  • Prize money will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female in each distance (70km and 58km).

  • Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd E-bikes in the 58km race. 
  • All participants will be entered into the lucky draw.

Prize Money

  • The first 3 male and female riders in the 70km race will win prize money as follows:
    1. R1000
    2. R600
    3. R300
  • The first 3 male and female riders in the 58km race will win prize money as follows:
    1. R500
    2. R300
    3. R200

CSA Compliance

  • G2C is a CSA sanctioned event and will be run according to CSA rules.
  • Gravel bikes with drop bars will be permitted into the race

View the CSA rules here

Late entries

Late entries are available at registration however we cannot guarantee goody-bags for late entrants. A late entry fee of R70 per rider applies.

E-bikes

  • All e-bike riders are automatically entered into the lucky draws.

  • In order to participate in the E-bike race, riders need to be 19+ years (as of 31 Decemeber of this year)

Water points

  • Water & nutrition will be available at the waterpoints on route

Emergencies

  • The emergency contact number is printed on the front of your number board.
  • In case of emergencies, take note of where you are on the route (ie near which water point, turn-off, distance etc).

Cut-off time

  • The cut-off time is 13h15
  • All riders still on the course will be required to return with the sweep vehicle.
  • The sweep vehicle will follow behind the last riders collecting anyone unable to continue.
  • Try to get to a water point, if you can, to wait.

Race results