Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge FAQS

Entering Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge

When is Cycle Challenge Sunday?

The 22nd edition of the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge takes place on Sunday, 18 November 2018

When will I know my race number and start time?

You can download your race number and start time at

When is number collection?

Number collection is at the Ticketpro Dome, Northgate

Thursday 15 Nov, 08:30 - 18:00

Friday 16 Nov, 08:30 - 19:00

Saturday 17 Nov, 08:00 - 13:00

What events were used to seed me?

Click the below link to see your Cycle Challenge seeding calculatation:

Will late entries be accepted?

Limited late entries will be available at number collection at R800 per entry.

How will I be timed?

The event uses Racetec for timing which means that you will need a Racetec Timing Chip. One will automatically be allocated to you when entering online should you not own one. NO CHIP = NO RIDE!

Has the route changed?

Only the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge gives cyclists this annual opportunity to take over Joburg, and that won’t change in 2018, but this year – we’ll be doing it in reverse! Cyclists will enjoy the same city-spanning route and the challenge doesn’t get any easier but now the climbs will be downhills, and riders will need to work where they used to be freewheeling. A big difference in terms of the enjoyability for many riders will be that the cluster of steep hills that made the last 10km of the route such a grind in previous years, will now be tackled and gotten out of the way in the first 10km of the reverse route, while legs are still fresh.

What will the new elevation of the race be?
The lowest elevation will be 1 331m and the highest point is at 1 757m (this is at the King/Queen of the Mountains at just before the descent into Braamfontein. The total climbing, or elevation gain, is 1 480m. It was ±1 530 when the route went in the original direction.

How will the route flip affect my seeding?

The route flip will not affect your seeding. We will still make use of your results from your 2017 ride to seed you according to your index.