Route Description / Map

106km & 55 km Routes

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Hct Road Map 2017

106km Route

The 106km route will be the same as in 2017, which incorporates Upper Valley Road and then to 1st Ave Walmer before reaching the Sprint Point. 

Riders negotiate through the streets of Walmer before tackling the new Sprint Point at 10.7km into the race (opposite Builders Warehouse 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.

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106km Road Mao Elevation 2016

55km Route

The 2018 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.

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Hct 55 Km Web Map

Team Corporate Challenge Map

Cycling partners are invited to take part in the second edition of the Team Corporate Challenge, set for both the road and mountain bike enthusiasts. Promising an exciting race to the finish, with a tag team cycling the road leg, 23km, along Marine Drive and the mountain bike route, 15km, travelling through the NMU Nature Reserve.