3-month training plan for 100mile race

3-month training plan for 100mile race

Riding a 167km race might seem like a daunting task for most, purely because of the training commitment and hours you need to spend on the bike. The cut-off time for Race to the Sun is at 15km/h, which is a reachable goal for any first-timer. The maximum elevation at...
Ride for a cause

Ride for a cause

We all have our reasons for entering the 2019 Race to the Sun event, whether it is to test our endurance, having fun with friends, break 2018’s record or take on a new challenge. At the end the goal is to complete the 167km no matter what the reason.   In 2018’s race...
5 Training Tips For A 100-Mile Race

5 Training Tips For A 100-Mile Race

Training for a 100-mile race can feel like a daunting task. Kevin Benkenstein shares his top 5 training tips to help you ease into it and conquer race day.   Mostly easy, a little really hard Training should be done 80% below heart rate and 20% as hard as you can go,...
2018 Race to the Sun Statistics

2018 Race to the Sun Statistics

Official race statistics for 2018 Race to the Sun. Average Speeds Average speed 22,10 km/h of Race to the Sun riders   Gender of race field Race to the Sun’s racing field was predominantly male with 85% Age of Race to the Sun riders 43 is the average age of Race to...
Press Release: Dawn of a new race

Press Release: Dawn of a new race

Saturday, 04 August 2018 As the sun rises on the African plains, so does the dawn of a new race; Race to the Sun. A thousand elite riders gathered at the start of the first event to endure the 100-mile (162-kilometre) journey set out in front of them. The exhilarating...