Dust off those Le Jeunes and Bianchis! Eroica South Africa is back and we are giving away one entry to this year’s event (with your choice of riding the NOVA gravel bike race or the Eroica Classic).
With a slightly adjusted format to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort, Eroica will take place on the 24th April in Montagu and offers a jam-packed weekend of epic gravel riding and celebration of vintage cycling culture with a South African twist!
MORE ABOUT THIS YEAR’S EVENT
Eroica is an Italian event brought to South Africa to celebrate vintage cycling culture. It is truly one of the most unique and fun events for both competitive and non-competitive cyclists. This year there has been a change to the format of the event to ensure everyone’s comfort and safety – with a focus on giving riders the opportunity to spend the day out on their bikes with close friends and family.
Participants will be able to choose on the day how far and wide they’d like to explore. Think of it as a choose-your-own-adventure type of day, with pick-up spots for picnic-style food packs. This way each rider or group can choose where they spend some time enjoying their food and drinks along their route. Each rider will have a map with routes and distances clearly laid out, food pick-up points and beer stops clearly marked, and lots of potential picnic and even swim spots indicated.
As always there will be great emphasis on good, fresh local food and refreshments, and of course our planned routes will be filled with beautiful views and adventurous detours. The 2021 NOVA gravel bike category will still have a race aspect this year, with four timed Strava race-sections. The distance will be a bit shorter, with more technical sections, but there will be lots of time in between for hanging out, drinking beer, swimming, and enjoying the view.
To find out more about this year’s event head to the website.
Explore the photo gallery from Eroica South Africa 2020 which took place just before last year’s national lockdown. Images by Wayne Reiche
Images by Wayne Reiche
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