The beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest

Browse the programme for Eroica 2023 to know where and when things will be taking place:


We will be hosting NOVA / Eroica South Africa 2023 at De Bos on Brown Street, in Montagu. This will be the registration, start and finish points as well as the venue for our Saturday night food market celebration. Our drinks sponsors will be serving at the bar from Friday afternoon and on Saturday into the evening. Remember to bring cash, or a card. 

13:00 Registration opens at Die Vygie Cottage, De Bos

15:00 Bar opens + cheese and snacks available

18:00 All bikes for the Concours d’Elegance to be displayed in the Barn. To enter your bicycle simply bring them to the registration table to enter and make sure that they are displayed with their own stand

18:30 Judging of Concours d’Elegance

19:00 Registration + bars close

20:30 Movie screening at the KWV Odeon (tickets to be bought directly from organisers)


Our NOVA riders have an early start. You will head up towards the smooth and fast roads above the famous Ouberg Pass, and be given a hearty welcome by our friends at Hoekom Farm Stall.  All NOVA riders must race with their Strava on, and must ride the entire route. Your timed segments will be marked along the route. 

04:45 Coffee is served! Registration opens at Vygie Cottage, De Bos

05:00 HERO start

05:15 NOVA start

07:00-10:00 Casual start for all CLASSIC riders. Choose a time that suits you best. Grab a coffee and pastry before you start

09:30 Late registration closes

PLEASE NOTE! As all 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 drink at the bar,  and then go freshen up. We will see you back at De Bos for our food market, and prize giving. 

13:00 Bar at De Bos opens, with light snacks being served

18:00 Buy your 'MARKET DINNER & DRINK TICKET' with your registration. Dinner is served!

19:00 Prize giving for the Concours d’Elegance and NOVA race winners

22:00 Bar closes


Start Sunday off with our official 'unofficial' ride around town. And then stop in at one of the many restaurants for breakfast. 

08:00 Join Marchelle of Flying Feet for our traditional ride through town highlighting some of Montagu’s most interesting historical points. We leave from the Montagu Country Hotel, come a little earlier to have a coffee and pastry on the hotel deck.

This will mark the end of Eroica South Africa 2023.