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 a spitbraai to traditional pizza. The Rotary Club bar will be serving it’s famous Muscadel cocktail as well as beer and more! Bring cash.
12:00 Registration opens at Die Vygie Cottage, De Bos
16:00 Food market and bars open
18:30 Judging of Concourse d’Elegance. To enter your bicycle(s) simply bring them to the registration table to enter and make sure that they are displayed - with their own stand(s) - by 18:00 in the Barn at De Bos.
19:00 Registration closes
20:00 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 nearly 100km. 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 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. All this is included in your entry.
07:00 Registration opens at Die 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
11:00 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 beer or drink at De Bos, and then explore Montgu’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. Popcorn and drinks will be served. Booking info to follow.
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
05:00 HERO start
05:15 NOVA start
Spectators, you can go back to bed now.
09:00 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
12:00-16:00 Let’s all congregate at the Montagu Country Hotel to welcome back our Hero and NOVA riders as they come in throughout the afternoon. Special Eroica lunch and drinks will be available out on the deck at the hotel
PLEASE NOTE! As riders come in they will be required to check in at the finishing point at The Montagu Country Hotel and collect their finisher’s badge.
This will mark the end of Eroica South Africa 2022.