Browse the programme for Eroica 2023 to know where and when things will be taking place:
FRIDAY 21 APRIL 2023
We will be hosting Eroica South Africa 2023 at De Bos on Brown Street, in Montagu. This will be the registration, start and finish points as well as the venue for our Saturday night food market celebration. Add the 'Market Dinner & Drink Ticket' to your registration for a special price offer - and join us for the festivities! Our drinks sponsors will be serving at the bar from Friday afternoon and on Saturday into the evening. Remember to bring cash, or a card.
13:00 Registration opens at Die Vygie Cottage, De Bos
15:00 Bar opens + cheese and snacks available
18:00 All bikes for the Concours d’Elegance to be displayed in the Barn. To enter your bicycle simply bring them to the registration table to enter and make sure that they are displayed with their own stand
18:30 Judging of Concours d’Elegance
19:00 Registration + bars close
20:30 Movie screening at the KWV Odeon (tickets to be bought directly from organisers)
SATURDAY 22 APRIL 2023
Saturday is all about setting your own challenges on the Eroica CLASSIC routes, and enjoying the camaraderie of riding with friends and loved ones. Route distances range from about 40km to just over 90km. Our mid-route hub at Groenland Farm is where everyone can meet up at any time throughout the day. John and Salma will be serving coffee and breakfast pastries as well as lunch, beers and their famous pomegranate gin coolers for our riders. The wonderful Two Dam trout sandwich stop is always a highlight for those wanting to ride a little further. All this is included in your entry.
For those of you who are taking on the longer challenges for today - our HERO and NOVA riders - have an early start. You will head up towards the smooth and fast roads above the famous Ouberg Pass, and be given a hearty welcome by our friends at Hoekom Farm Stall.
** Please note: In the last couple of years, there have been too many spectator cars driving along our cyclists routes, and this can be dangerous and unpleasant for our riders. We ask that no cars travel past the Groenland stop. If you would like to spectate, and want to join someone out for the day, you can purchase a spectator pass for Groenland Farm, where you will be welcomed with a cool drink. Otherwise, there are many different things to do in and around Montagu and we will see you back at our market for some well deserved food and drink. Please check our TRAVEL page for more info. **
04:45 Coffee is served! Registration opens at Vygie Cottage, De Bos
05:00 HERO start
05:15 NOVA start
07:00-10:00 Casual start for all CLASSIC riders. Choose a time that suits you best. Grab a coffee and pastry before you start
09:30 Late registration closes
PLEASE NOTE! As riders come in they will be required to check in at the finishing point at De Bos and collect their finisher’s badge.
After check-in, grab a drink at the bar, and then go freshen up. We will see you back at De Bos for our food market, and prize giving.
13:00 Bar at De Bos opens, with light snacks being served
18:00 Add the 'Market Dinner & Drink Ticket' to your registration for a special price offer - and join us for the festivities! Dinner is served!
19:00 Prize giving for the Concours d’Elegance and NOVA race winners
22:00 Bar closes
SUNDAY 23 APRIL 2023
Start Sunday off with our official 'unofficial' ride around town. And then stop in at one of the many restaurants for breakfast.
08:00 Join Marchelle of Flying Feet for our traditional ride through town highlighting some of Montagu’s most interesting historical points. We leave from the Montagu Country Hotel, come a little earlier to have a coffee and pastry on the hotel deck.
This will mark the end of Eroica South Africa 2023.