By the numbers

Stats for the longest version of our beloved Boland tour

Pictured above are the penguins at Bettiesbaai, and if you want to count them then you are the person who would appreciate some statistics, facts and figures of this grand tour you are about to undertake. Here we go.

On the bike 🚲

  • 1500 kms of cycling
  • 16000 meters climbing
  • 21 days on tour
  • 19 days in the saddle
  • 40+ water points

Bragging rights 💪

*PS, what is a MAMIL? These are Middle-Aged Men In Lycra. Or Master Men (& Meisies) In Lycra. So, for us, you have to be over 50 to be able to be considered a MAMIL.

Geography 🌍

Demographics 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

  • From previous editions:
  • 12+ countries represented
  • 75% outside Western Cape
  • 80% male 20% female

Weather ⛅

  • 42°C Hottest day
  • 27°C Average high
  • 16°C Average low
  • Zero rain

Daylight 🌖

  • Sunrise 6.30am
  • Sunset 19.30pm
  • Summertime in
  • Sunny South Africa

Logistics 🚐

  • 20+ participants
  • 10+ sponsors
  • 5+ support staff
  • 1+ dedicated vehicle
  • 8000+ photos captured

Ages 🔞

  • 18 – youngest permitted
  • 50 – average age
  • 70 – oldest rider

Time in the saddle⌚

  • At 20km/h average:
  • 4hrs cycling per day
  • 75hrs in total on tour
  • Excluding stops and fun

Nutrition 🍔

  • 4000 calories pppd
  • 80,000 calories on tour
  • That’s 150 Big Macs

Category 3B 🎁

With an average daily distance of 79km (49mi) and climbing of 870 meters (2850 feet) our beloved tour would fall into the BAC guidelines of a category 3B tour (we aim to get listed!). Note that +1 avg km/day would push it to 3C.