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About

The South African National Championships is the blue ribbon event for each cycling discipline and is held each year. The prestigious event crowns the National Champion in their chosen discipline, for their respective gender and age groups.

For 2019, the SA Road National Championships will be held for the Elite, U23, Masters and Para-cycling categories from 7-10 February in the City of Tshwane.*

The SA Road National Championships will stage a Time Trial and Road Race in the City of Tshwane - Gauteng North - and we look forward to welcoming all participants.

*The Junior, Youth and younger categories will be held in a separate event later in the year.

 

Who can take part

All participants must have a Full Racing Licence issued by Cycling SA. The following categories of riders can participate in the 2019 SA Road National Championships:

  • Elite Men and Women;

  • Under 23 Men and Women: A cyclist who turns 19, 20, 21 or 22 years of age in a registration year;

  • Para-cycling categories

  • Masters categories Men and Women

    • 30-34 years

    • 35-39 years

    • 40-44 years

    • 45-49 years

    • 50-54 years

    • 55-59 years

    • 60-64 years

    • 65-69 years

    • 70+ Women

    • 75-79 Men

    • 80+ Men


Registration (Time Trial only) → 6 February

Registration for the Time Trial and Road Race will be at the Rietondale Lodge, Soutpansberg Road, Pretoria from 09:00.

NO LATE ENTRIES will be allowed for the Time Trial due to seeding order and start times.

NO NUMBERS will be handed out on the day of the Time Trial.


Time Trial → Rooiwal circuit → 7-8 February

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Route Description: TIME TRIALS


(click Strava icon to view the Time Trial route)

16km route

  • The start will not be at the Church, but on the circuit

  • At 2.4km the road makes a 90º left turn,

  • After 7km at next T-junction, turn left,

  • Continue for 6.6km to the FINISH at the Church.

26km route

  • Start at the Church,

  • After 2km turn right at first T-junction to Bultfontein A/H,

  • After 5km turn left at next T-junction,

  • After 5.8km the road makes a 90º left turn,

  • After 7km at next T-junction, turn left,

  • Continue for 6.6km to the FINISH at the Church.

52km route

  • Start at the Church

  • After 2km turn right at first T-junction to Bultfontein A/H,

  • After 5km turn left at next T-junction,

  • After 5.8km the road makes a 90º left turn,

  • After 7km at next T-junction, turn left,

  • After 4.6km turn left on second lap of Rooiwal circuit,

  • After completion of second lap, continue straight for 2km to the FINISH at the Church.

 
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Road Races → Soutpansberg Road → 9-10 February

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(click Strava icon to view the Para-cycling route)

Route Description: Road Race PARA Cyclists ONLY

This route will be used for Para Cyclists and excludes the steep Edmond Street.

  • Start at Rietondale Park in Soutpansberg Road

  • Ride west towards Hamilton Street

  • Turn left into Hamilton Street

  • Turn left into Madiba Street

  • Follow Madiba Street to where it joins Stanza Bopape Street

  • Turn left into Stanza Bopape Street

  • Turn left into Jan Shoba Street that becomes Gordon Road

  • Turn left into Soutpansberg Road, finish opposite Rietondale Park.

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(click Strava icon to view the BASIC LAP route)

Route Description: Road Race Basic Lap

This is the basic loop around the Union Buildings. It passes in front of the Union Buildings and is 10km in distance. Riders will do the required number of laps on this loop, until the last lap, which will then revert to the 16km lap shown below (Final Lap):

  • Start at Rietondale Park in Soutpansberg Road

  • Ride west towards Hamilton Street

  • Turn left into Hamilton Street

  • Turn left into Edmond Street

  • Follow Government Avenue to pass in front of Union Buildings, road makes a right hand turn becomes Dumbarton Road

  • Turn left into Stanza Bopape Street

  • Turn left into Jan Shoba Street that becomes Gordon Road

  • Turn left into Soutpansberg Road, finish opposite Rietondale Park.

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(click Strava icon to view the FINAL LAP route)

Route Description: Road Race Final Lap

This final lap (after the bell) will deviate over Tom Jenkins Road before returning to the original route just after the Union Buildings again. The final lap of each category will be 16.6km in distance.

  • Start at Rietondale Park in Soutpansberg Road

  • Ride west towards Hamilton Street

  • Turn left into Hamilton Street

  • Turn left into Edmond Street

  • Follow Government Avenue to pass in front of Union Buildings, road makes a right hand turn becomes Dumbarton Road

  • Turn left into Stanza Bopape Street

  • Turn left into Jan Shoba Street that becomes Gordon Road

  • Turn left into Soutpansberg Road

  • Turn left into Tom Jenkins

  • After the summit of Tom Jenkins, turn left into Government Avenue and follow the rest of the normal route to the Finish in Soutpansberg Road.

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SA National Road Championships