1 DAY – 3 STAGES – 154KM – 2900M ASCENT. Widely accepted as South Africa’s toughest single-day cycling challenge.
The 2018 edition of the Bestmed Jock Cycle Classic Presented by Rudy Project, which is an official premier seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, takes place on 14 July 2018 on the traditional route between Nelspruit, White River and Sabie.
Entries limited to 800 riders.
The 2018 stages are as follows:
Stage 1: Nelspruit – White River: 42km
Stage 2: White River – Sabie (via Spitskop): 45km
Stage 3: Sabie – Nelspruit (via Long Tom Pass): 63km
TOTAL ASCENT: 2900 METRES
A note from the organisers:
Following our concerns for the state of the Brondal Road, which span many years now, Mpumalanga traffic authorities have afforded the Jock use of the N4 and an alternative route past the Kruger National Airport for the first stage. ASG spent weeks fixing potholes and repairing the deteriorating road surface last year prior to the Jock. Mpumalanga Provincial Government also did repairs on the road earlier this year, but it still isn’t ideal. After Consultation with a number of role players and the assistance of Mpumalanga Traffic we have made the call to change the 1st stage route The change doesn’t alter the nature of the challenge on the first stage and overall Jock, but it does bring piece of mind for the organisation and we thank Mpumalanga Traffic for there support . The Race distance does increase by just over 2km to 44km