2021 Momentum Medical Scheme Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen

It is remarkable to reflect that the inaugural Momentum Medical Scheme Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen had less than 200 riders on the start line. 15 years on 1 200 riders are expected to enter. Photo by ZC Marketing Consulting.

It is remarkable to reflect that the inaugural Momentum Medical Scheme Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen had less than 200 riders on the start line. 15 years on 1 200 riders are expected to enter. Photo by ZC Marketing Consulting.

The 2021 Momentum Medical Scheme Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen will take place on Saturday, 16 January. Entries to the event open on 27 February 2020, at 12:00. Riders entering before the 31st of March 2020 will be able to make use of Dryland Event Management’s 15% value back offer, which celebrates the 15thedition of the Hell of the South.

 

For many, the event needs no introduction. It is a mainstay of the South African mountain biking calendar and the traditional season opener. For riders interested in taking on the Momentum Medical Scheme Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen for the first time in 2021, however, the race is a 121-kilometre UCI categorised ultra-marathon. It forms part of the UCI Marathon World Series and crosses four distinct biomes on its route from the Klein Karoo to the coast. Starting among the ostriches and giraffe in Chandelier Game Reserve the route traverses arid Karoo terrain for nearly 50 kilometres before entering the high mountains of the Attakwaskloof. Once out of the kloof and into the southern foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains pine plantations provide shelter from the sun. The final 40 kilometres follow rolling roads, which descend to near sea level for river crossings, before climbing again to the fertile plateau which stretches from the coast to the mountains.

 

To enter the 2021 Momentum Medical Scheme Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen, or to find out more about the famous race, visit www.atta.co.za. Entries for next year’s race open at 12:00, South African time, on Wednesday 27 February.

 

Fast Facts: 2021 Momentum Medical Scheme Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen
Date: 16 January 2021
Start Venue: Chandelier Game Reserve, near Oudtshoorn (Western Cape)
Finish Venue: Pine Creek Resort, Great Brak River (Western Cape)
Distance: 121km
Climbing: 2 900m
Entry Fee: R1 150 (less 15% if for riders who pay in full by 31 March 2020)
Early Bird: R977.50 (with the 15% value back before 31 March 2020)
Late Entry: R1 250 (after 1 November 2020)
Website: www.atta.co.za
Facebook: Attakwas Extreme
Twitter: @attakwas
Instagram: @attakwasmtb | #HellOfTheSouth