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What to expect at this year’s Mangaung Cycle Tour





This year the Mangaung Cycle Tour celebrates 4 years of uniting cyclists from across the country to take part in the largest road cycle race in central South Africa, under the ownership of the Pedal Power Association.  This year’s event takes place in Bloemfontein on Sunday 4 November 2018. 


Cyclists can get ready for a great weekend of cycling in Bloemfontein as the Bloem MTB Challenge, organised by Afri Adventures will kick off on Saturday 3 November. 


“We take pride in the Mangaung Cycle Tour as the only Premier Seeding event in the Free State and encourage all cyclists to participate.  All efforts are made to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride for everyone” said PPA CEO Robert Vogel.


Participants can enter one of two distances, a 108 km route (which will be used as seeding for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour), or a shorter 30 km route. The 30 km route is perfect for those looking to ride with family and friends of varying ability; the 108 km on the other hand is for the more experienced cyclists and of course for those who are looking to improve their seeding for the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour.  Cyclists can expect a fairly flat route with a few unexpected tough climbs.  Partial road closure will be implemented on sections of the route.  Route maps and profiles can be found on the Cycle Events entry page.


Last year Jacques Greeff was the first male rider to cross the finish line in 2:34:18, with Maude Elaine le Roux, a triathlete, taking the first female position with a time of 2:51:27.  This year some fast times can be expected again.


The Pedal Power Association, a public benefit organisation, is committed to encouraging more people to ride bicycles, with a particular focus on utility cycling and youth cycling.  PPA raises awareness for cyclist safety through its “Stay Wider of the Rider” campaign.  Profits from the event will be invested into local cycling development projects in the Free State.


Pre-entries are now open until 26 October at

Late entries will be taken during registration on Saturday 3 November from 10h00 to 18h00 at the SA School of Armour, Tempe Military Base, Bloemfontein.


Follow this link to enter online


For more information, please visit


Queries: (021) 671 6340 / 071 864 4768 or e-mail