Africa Cup cycling to hit the Bay

2019-09-26 06:00

THE Africa Cup, a four-day cycling event, will see 20 African nations competing in races in Nelson Mandela Bay that will offer UCI points towards qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The event is part of a three-year partnership between the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and Cycling South Africa.

The races will be passing various attractions in Nelson Mandela Bay that visitors can look forward to.

The Donkin Heritage Trail, 7 Castle Hill Museum, Donkin Reserve and Pyramid and Route 67 are just some of the attractions.

The Donkin Heritage Trail is a 5km trail which links 51 places of historical interest in the old Hill area of central Port Elizabeth. 7 Castle Hill Museum is one of the oldest surviving Settler cottages in Port Elizabeth.

The racing details are as follows:

Day 1: October 10, Thursday – Mixed Relay – New Brighton

Day 2: October 11, Friday – Individual Time Trial – Marine Drive

Day 3: October 12, Saturday – Criterium Race – Lorraine Primary School

Day 4: October 13, Sunday – Road Races – St Georges Park/CBD.

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