The beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest

Browse the programme for Eroica 2022 to know where and when things will be taking place:

FRIDAY 6 MAY 2022



We will be hosting Eroica South Africa 2022 at De Bos on Brown Street, in Montagu. This will be the registration, start and finish points and also the venue for our Friday night food market celebration. Expect to find a variety of local food vendors, from poke bowls to burgers. Our sponsors Nova Beer and Aperol will be serving from 16:00 onwards. Bring cash. 



12:00 Registration opens at Die Vygie Cottage, De Bos


16:00 Food stalls, bike market and bars open


18:30 Judging of Concours d’Elegance. To enter your bicycle simply bring them to the registration table to enter and make sure that they are displayed - with their own stand - by 18:00 in the Barn at De Bos.


19:00 Registration closes


20:30 Market closes



SATURDAY 7 MAY 2022



Saturday is all about setting your own challenges on the Eroica Classic choose-your-own-adventure route, 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. The wonderful Two Dam trout sandwich stop is always a highlight for those wanting to ride a little further. And Montagu Local will have something special in store for those venturing down into the Doornkloof valley. All this is included in your entry. 



07:00 Registration opens at Vygie Cottage, De Bos


08:00-11:00 Casual start for all riders. Choose a time that suits you best. Grab a coffee and pastry before you start


10:30 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, claim your free Aperol Spritz and grab a beer at De Bos, then explore Montagu’s many restaurants for a late lunch or early dinner. 



20:00 Film screening of Sylvain Chomet’s 2003 classic Tour de France inspired animation ‘Les Triplettes de Belleville’ at the KWV Odeon. Book tickets directly with organisers.




SUNDAY 8 MAY 2022



For 2022 we have ear-marked Sunday for the true vintage cycling heroes and our modern gravel bike NOVA riders. They will be taking on an epic 170km day. We encourage everyone, especially those staying at De Bos to come and see off the riders as they start. 



04:30 Grab a coffee and pastry and get ready for the official start


04:55 Map briefing for all riders


05:00 HERO start


05:15 NOVA start



Spectators, you can go back to bed now. 



08:30 Join Marchelle of Flying Feet for our traditional ride through town highlighting some of Montagu’s most interesting historical facts. We leave from the Montagu Country Hotel, come a little earlier to have a coffee and pastry on the hotel deck.


12:00-16:00 Let’s all congregate at De Bos to welcome back our Hero and NOVA riders as they come in throughout the afternoon. Drinks and snacks available. 



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. 



This will mark the end of Eroica South Africa 2022.