Tour de Tshwane

Pretoria’s Third Cycle Race Gets Geared for Success

On 3 November, the City of Tshwane is opening its roads to cyclists for its official, mass participation, single-day road race – The Bestmed Tshwane Classic.

Presented in association with Jacaranda FM and Office National, this is the third time participants will be able to gear up and let loose on the road. And with over 10 000 cyclists expected at this year’s event, the growth of the race is testament to the enormous effort the events co-ordinator and sponsors have put in to make it one of the most successful cycling events of the year.

The rapid rise of the Tshwane Classic is the current exception to the rule in mass participation cycling races in South Africa. Its inaugural edition in 2017 attracted 5 000 cyclists and last year more than 7 000 cyclists took to the streets of Pretoria.

Right on Route

Courtesy of the Tshwane Metro’s support, a total of 342 metro police officers, 250 marshals and more than 20km of barricading will be deployed to ensure a traffic-free environment for cyclists.

The route offers distance options over 95km, 50km and 20km, taking cyclists past several historical landmarks such as the Union Buildings, Loftus Versfeld and the Voortrekker Monument. 

Family Fun

Children are also catered for with two different rides inside the monument’s grounds, as well as a carnival held after the main race. Add an affordable entry fee to the mix and it’s easy to see why this race is so popular. 

The Bestmed Tshwane Classic is the event to bring people from across South Africa together to celebrate our capital city’s beauty, amazing sense of community and camaraderie.

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