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  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    All day
    04/11/16-06/11/16
    Western Cape, South Africa
    Western Cape, South Africa
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    If you’re going to do one mountain bike stage race in a lifetime, then make sure it’s the FNB Wines2Whales.

    Taking riders from Lourensford Wines Estate in Somerset West to Onrus just outside Hermanus, the FNB Wines2Whales is a mountain bike journey that tests, tantalises and rewards participants with its attention to detail, remarkable trails and sublime course design.

    From the heights of Lourensford looking down onto the cool, blue sea of Gordon’s Bay, to the immaculately crafted trails of Grabouw and Paul Cluver – not to mention whizzing between the apple crates inside the Kromco fruit packing facility – the FNB Wines2Whales delivers thrills at every switchback turn.

    A particular highlight is riding through a field of proteas in full bloom on stage two; surely one of the most majestic sights an adventure and outdoors lover can experience.

    Entry Queries:

    entries@wines2whales.co.za

    Click on the link for more info about the race: www.wines2whales.co.za

  • Cape Classic 380

    Cape Classic 380

    All day
    04/11/16-06/11/16
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    After a successful launch in 2015, the Cape Classic 380 is set to take place from 4-6 November 2016. This is a professional 3-day cycling event based in Montagu in the Western Cape for amateur enthusiasts wanting to kick start the cycling season, or use it as a training ride for Double Century or Full Ironman. The Cape Classic 380 is limited to 60 riders (with 2 pelatons) and consists of 380km of rolling road closures for the entire event, ensuring a fun and safe journey for the riders involved.

    The start village is based at the Montague Hotel where cyclists meet each morning at 6:50am sharp for a 7:00am departure. A number of ride Captains will be part of the Pelotons who will be there to help set the pace, ride at the front if necessary and pull anyone who has dropped back for any reason back into the Peloton.

    Watering and feeding points will be positioned at suitable points along the rides for cyclists to stock up on foods and liquids, with healthy locally sourced lunches being provided for all participants each day.

    Dedicated ambulances with qualified paramedics will be following the tour for the complete event for any unlikely accidents, as well as full mechanical support.

    THE 3 DAY STAGED EVENT LOOKS AS FOLLOWS:

    Day 1: There and Back Again, a Koo Valley Tale
    6 Nov 7:00 am Start at the Start Village (The Montagu Country Hotel, 27 Bath Street)
    Riders will assemble at the start village and ride up the majestic Koo valley where the formidable Burgers and Rooihoogte passes await. The Stage will be 140km long and involve a total climb of 2050m.
    Day 2: A Cruise around the Breede River
    7 Nov 7:00 am Start at the Start Village
    The ride will be through the picturesque Breede River valley in a loop from Montagu around Bonnievale. The stage will be 108km and involve a relatively tame 760m of climbing. The ride will be in Peloton with 2 designated sprints points. We’ll cross the Breede River twice, once on a Trestle Bridge and once through a ford, plus going over the Groot Rivier. 

    Day 3: Historic South Africa
    8 Nov 7:00 am Start at the Start Village
    Stage 3 will take the ride from Montagu (founded 1851) through the beautiful Slanghoek valley with a mountain top finish at the top of the Mitchell’s pass. 140km of cycling with 950m of ascending complete the tour and we celebrate with a lunch in Ceres.
    Entries are R3600 per person and includes all food and refreshments at the designated feeding stations from local suppliers as well as our Sponsors: Power Bar, Scheckters Organic Energy Drinks and FutureLife.

    Accommodation and Travel options are available through the event organizers as well as masseuses to help with any niggles and/or tired legs at the end of the days ride.

    To create a bit of fun and give the riders a competitive spirit, there will be 3 designated Sprint Lines and 3 King of the Mountains Pass awards to be awarded at prize giving at the end of the tour.
    Event Website: www.capeclassic.info

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  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    All day
    04/11/16-06/11/16
    Western Cape, South Africa
    Western Cape, South Africa
    thumb.php-5

    thumb.php-5

    If you’re going to do one mountain bike stage race in a lifetime, then make sure it’s the FNB Wines2Whales.

    Taking riders from Lourensford Wines Estate in Somerset West to Onrus just outside Hermanus, the FNB Wines2Whales is a mountain bike journey that tests, tantalises and rewards participants with its attention to detail, remarkable trails and sublime course design.

    From the heights of Lourensford looking down onto the cool, blue sea of Gordon’s Bay, to the immaculately crafted trails of Grabouw and Paul Cluver – not to mention whizzing between the apple crates inside the Kromco fruit packing facility – the FNB Wines2Whales delivers thrills at every switchback turn.

    A particular highlight is riding through a field of proteas in full bloom on stage two; surely one of the most majestic sights an adventure and outdoors lover can experience.

    Entry Queries:

    entries@wines2whales.co.za

    Click on the link for more info about the race: www.wines2whales.co.za

  • Cape Classic 380

    Cape Classic 380

    All day
    04/11/16-06/11/16
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    capeclassic2

    After a successful launch in 2015, the Cape Classic 380 is set to take place from 4-6 November 2016. This is a professional 3-day cycling event based in Montagu in the Western Cape for amateur enthusiasts wanting to kick start the cycling season, or use it as a training ride for Double Century or Full Ironman. The Cape Classic 380 is limited to 60 riders (with 2 pelatons) and consists of 380km of rolling road closures for the entire event, ensuring a fun and safe journey for the riders involved.

    The start village is based at the Montague Hotel where cyclists meet each morning at 6:50am sharp for a 7:00am departure. A number of ride Captains will be part of the Pelotons who will be there to help set the pace, ride at the front if necessary and pull anyone who has dropped back for any reason back into the Peloton.

    Watering and feeding points will be positioned at suitable points along the rides for cyclists to stock up on foods and liquids, with healthy locally sourced lunches being provided for all participants each day.

    Dedicated ambulances with qualified paramedics will be following the tour for the complete event for any unlikely accidents, as well as full mechanical support.

    THE 3 DAY STAGED EVENT LOOKS AS FOLLOWS:

    Day 1: There and Back Again, a Koo Valley Tale
    6 Nov 7:00 am Start at the Start Village (The Montagu Country Hotel, 27 Bath Street)
    Riders will assemble at the start village and ride up the majestic Koo valley where the formidable Burgers and Rooihoogte passes await. The Stage will be 140km long and involve a total climb of 2050m.
    Day 2: A Cruise around the Breede River
    7 Nov 7:00 am Start at the Start Village
    The ride will be through the picturesque Breede River valley in a loop from Montagu around Bonnievale. The stage will be 108km and involve a relatively tame 760m of climbing. The ride will be in Peloton with 2 designated sprints points. We’ll cross the Breede River twice, once on a Trestle Bridge and once through a ford, plus going over the Groot Rivier. 

    Day 3: Historic South Africa
    8 Nov 7:00 am Start at the Start Village
    Stage 3 will take the ride from Montagu (founded 1851) through the beautiful Slanghoek valley with a mountain top finish at the top of the Mitchell’s pass. 140km of cycling with 950m of ascending complete the tour and we celebrate with a lunch in Ceres.
    Entries are R3600 per person and includes all food and refreshments at the designated feeding stations from local suppliers as well as our Sponsors: Power Bar, Scheckters Organic Energy Drinks and FutureLife.

    Accommodation and Travel options are available through the event organizers as well as masseuses to help with any niggles and/or tired legs at the end of the days ride.

    To create a bit of fun and give the riders a competitive spirit, there will be 3 designated Sprint Lines and 3 King of the Mountains Pass awards to be awarded at prize giving at the end of the tour.
    Event Website: www.capeclassic.info

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  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    All day
    04/11/16-06/11/16
    Western Cape, South Africa
    Western Cape, South Africa
    thumb.php-5

    thumb.php-5

    If you’re going to do one mountain bike stage race in a lifetime, then make sure it’s the FNB Wines2Whales.

    Taking riders from Lourensford Wines Estate in Somerset West to Onrus just outside Hermanus, the FNB Wines2Whales is a mountain bike journey that tests, tantalises and rewards participants with its attention to detail, remarkable trails and sublime course design.

    From the heights of Lourensford looking down onto the cool, blue sea of Gordon’s Bay, to the immaculately crafted trails of Grabouw and Paul Cluver – not to mention whizzing between the apple crates inside the Kromco fruit packing facility – the FNB Wines2Whales delivers thrills at every switchback turn.

    A particular highlight is riding through a field of proteas in full bloom on stage two; surely one of the most majestic sights an adventure and outdoors lover can experience.

    Entry Queries:

    entries@wines2whales.co.za

    Click on the link for more info about the race: www.wines2whales.co.za

  • Cape Classic 380

    Cape Classic 380

    All day
    04/11/16-06/11/16
    capeclassic2

    capeclassic2

    After a successful launch in 2015, the Cape Classic 380 is set to take place from 4-6 November 2016. This is a professional 3-day cycling event based in Montagu in the Western Cape for amateur enthusiasts wanting to kick start the cycling season, or use it as a training ride for Double Century or Full Ironman. The Cape Classic 380 is limited to 60 riders (with 2 pelatons) and consists of 380km of rolling road closures for the entire event, ensuring a fun and safe journey for the riders involved.

    The start village is based at the Montague Hotel where cyclists meet each morning at 6:50am sharp for a 7:00am departure. A number of ride Captains will be part of the Pelotons who will be there to help set the pace, ride at the front if necessary and pull anyone who has dropped back for any reason back into the Peloton.

    Watering and feeding points will be positioned at suitable points along the rides for cyclists to stock up on foods and liquids, with healthy locally sourced lunches being provided for all participants each day.

    Dedicated ambulances with qualified paramedics will be following the tour for the complete event for any unlikely accidents, as well as full mechanical support.

    THE 3 DAY STAGED EVENT LOOKS AS FOLLOWS:

    Day 1: There and Back Again, a Koo Valley Tale
    6 Nov 7:00 am Start at the Start Village (The Montagu Country Hotel, 27 Bath Street)
    Riders will assemble at the start village and ride up the majestic Koo valley where the formidable Burgers and Rooihoogte passes await. The Stage will be 140km long and involve a total climb of 2050m.
    Day 2: A Cruise around the Breede River
    7 Nov 7:00 am Start at the Start Village
    The ride will be through the picturesque Breede River valley in a loop from Montagu around Bonnievale. The stage will be 108km and involve a relatively tame 760m of climbing. The ride will be in Peloton with 2 designated sprints points. We’ll cross the Breede River twice, once on a Trestle Bridge and once through a ford, plus going over the Groot Rivier. 

    Day 3: Historic South Africa
    8 Nov 7:00 am Start at the Start Village
    Stage 3 will take the ride from Montagu (founded 1851) through the beautiful Slanghoek valley with a mountain top finish at the top of the Mitchell’s pass. 140km of cycling with 950m of ascending complete the tour and we celebrate with a lunch in Ceres.
    Entries are R3600 per person and includes all food and refreshments at the designated feeding stations from local suppliers as well as our Sponsors: Power Bar, Scheckters Organic Energy Drinks and FutureLife.

    Accommodation and Travel options are available through the event organizers as well as masseuses to help with any niggles and/or tired legs at the end of the days ride.

    To create a bit of fun and give the riders a competitive spirit, there will be 3 designated Sprint Lines and 3 King of the Mountains Pass awards to be awarded at prize giving at the end of the tour.
    Event Website: www.capeclassic.info

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  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    All day
    07/11/16-09/11/16
    Western Cape, South Africa
    Western Cape, South Africa
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    If you’re going to do one mountain bike stage race in a lifetime, then make sure it’s the FNB Wines2Whales.

    Taking riders from Lourensford Wines Estate in Somerset West to Onrus just outside Hermanus, the FNB Wines2Whales is a mountain bike journey that tests, tantalises and rewards participants with its attention to detail, remarkable trails and sublime course design.

    From the heights of Lourensford looking down onto the cool, blue sea of Gordon’s Bay, to the immaculately crafted trails of Grabouw and Paul Cluver – not to mention whizzing between the apple crates inside the Kromco fruit packing facility – the FNB Wines2Whales delivers thrills at every switchback turn.

    A particular highlight is riding through a field of proteas in full bloom on stage two; surely one of the most majestic sights an adventure and outdoors lover can experience.

     

    Entry Queries:

    entries@wines2whales.co.za

    Click on the link for more info about the race: www.wines2whales.co.za

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  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    All day
    07/11/16-09/11/16
    Western Cape, South Africa
    Western Cape, South Africa
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    If you’re going to do one mountain bike stage race in a lifetime, then make sure it’s the FNB Wines2Whales.

    Taking riders from Lourensford Wines Estate in Somerset West to Onrus just outside Hermanus, the FNB Wines2Whales is a mountain bike journey that tests, tantalises and rewards participants with its attention to detail, remarkable trails and sublime course design.

    From the heights of Lourensford looking down onto the cool, blue sea of Gordon’s Bay, to the immaculately crafted trails of Grabouw and Paul Cluver – not to mention whizzing between the apple crates inside the Kromco fruit packing facility – the FNB Wines2Whales delivers thrills at every switchback turn.

    A particular highlight is riding through a field of proteas in full bloom on stage two; surely one of the most majestic sights an adventure and outdoors lover can experience.

     

    Entry Queries:

    entries@wines2whales.co.za

    Click on the link for more info about the race: www.wines2whales.co.za

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  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    All day
    07/11/16-09/11/16
    Western Cape, South Africa
    Western Cape, South Africa
    thumb.php-5

    thumb.php-5

    If you’re going to do one mountain bike stage race in a lifetime, then make sure it’s the FNB Wines2Whales.

    Taking riders from Lourensford Wines Estate in Somerset West to Onrus just outside Hermanus, the FNB Wines2Whales is a mountain bike journey that tests, tantalises and rewards participants with its attention to detail, remarkable trails and sublime course design.

    From the heights of Lourensford looking down onto the cool, blue sea of Gordon’s Bay, to the immaculately crafted trails of Grabouw and Paul Cluver – not to mention whizzing between the apple crates inside the Kromco fruit packing facility – the FNB Wines2Whales delivers thrills at every switchback turn.

    A particular highlight is riding through a field of proteas in full bloom on stage two; surely one of the most majestic sights an adventure and outdoors lover can experience.

     

    Entry Queries:

    entries@wines2whales.co.za

    Click on the link for more info about the race: www.wines2whales.co.za

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  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    All day
    11/11/16-13/11/16
    Western Cape, South Africa
    Western Cape, South Africa
    thumb.php-5

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    If you’re going to do one mountain bike stage race in a lifetime, then make sure it’s the FNB Wines2Whales.

    Taking riders from Lourensford Wines Estate in Somerset West to Onrus just outside Hermanus, the FNB Wines2Whales is a mountain bike journey that tests, tantalises and rewards participants with its attention to detail, remarkable trails and sublime course design.

    From the heights of Lourensford looking down onto the cool, blue sea of Gordon’s Bay, to the immaculately crafted trails of Grabouw and Paul Cluver – not to mention whizzing between the apple crates inside the Kromco fruit packing facility – the FNB Wines2Whales delivers thrills at every switchback turn.

    A particular highlight is riding through a field of proteas in full bloom on stage two; surely one of the most majestic sights an adventure and outdoors lover can experience.

     

    Entry Queries:

    entries@wines2whales.co.za

    Click on the link for more info about the race: www.wines2whales.co.za

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  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    All day
    11/11/16-13/11/16
    Western Cape, South Africa
    Western Cape, South Africa
    thumb.php-5

    thumb.php-5

    If you’re going to do one mountain bike stage race in a lifetime, then make sure it’s the FNB Wines2Whales.

    Taking riders from Lourensford Wines Estate in Somerset West to Onrus just outside Hermanus, the FNB Wines2Whales is a mountain bike journey that tests, tantalises and rewards participants with its attention to detail, remarkable trails and sublime course design.

    From the heights of Lourensford looking down onto the cool, blue sea of Gordon’s Bay, to the immaculately crafted trails of Grabouw and Paul Cluver – not to mention whizzing between the apple crates inside the Kromco fruit packing facility – the FNB Wines2Whales delivers thrills at every switchback turn.

    A particular highlight is riding through a field of proteas in full bloom on stage two; surely one of the most majestic sights an adventure and outdoors lover can experience.

     

    Entry Queries:

    entries@wines2whales.co.za

    Click on the link for more info about the race: www.wines2whales.co.za

  • Trans Elands MTB 2 Day Stage Race 2016

    Trans Elands MTB 2 Day Stage Race 2016

    All day
    12/11/16-13/11/16

    The Trans Elands 2 Day Stage Race takes place on the 12th & 13th November this year. A flexible race format has been created to cater for all levels of mtbiking abilities.
    These options include the “full house” 2 day race option with 98kms and 1380m of climbing on day 1, and 85kms and 2300m of climbing on day 2. The level of difficulty is on a par with the K2C, two days in a row. Day 1 uses the Trans Baviaans route from Andries Kraal to JBay, so is very familiar to many riders. Day 2 uses the Trans Elands Marathon route up into the Ottoford forests and the highest point in Longmore. One of the very best rides available anywhere is SA.
    A second option is the “LITE” version which is geared towards your weekend warrior and is limited to 45kms per day using portions of the same routes with climbing limited to approximately 600ms per day. The “LITE” version remains in the picturesque Gamtoos valley routing through the Gamtoos farm lands.
    A third option that riders have is to enter only one day of either the “Full House” or the “LITE”.
    The Trans Elands brand of mountain biking has been developed by mountain bikers for mountain bikers at very modest entry fees. All the routes are “all weather” routes and will NOT trash your bike even in extreme conditions. These routes are used regularly by the “Keep it Dirty” training group and the results of the Keep it Dirty riders in the Trans Baviaans, (most riders finishing in the 11hr bracket, including a win in the Masters Category by Leon Claasen and Ian Moore) bear testimony to the quality of the mountain biking that can be expected.

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  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    FNB Wines2Whales MTB

    All day
    11/11/16-13/11/16
    Western Cape, South Africa
    Western Cape, South Africa
    thumb.php-5

    thumb.php-5

    If you’re going to do one mountain bike stage race in a lifetime, then make sure it’s the FNB Wines2Whales.

    Taking riders from Lourensford Wines Estate in Somerset West to Onrus just outside Hermanus, the FNB Wines2Whales is a mountain bike journey that tests, tantalises and rewards participants with its attention to detail, remarkable trails and sublime course design.

    From the heights of Lourensford looking down onto the cool, blue sea of Gordon’s Bay, to the immaculately crafted trails of Grabouw and Paul Cluver – not to mention whizzing between the apple crates inside the Kromco fruit packing facility – the FNB Wines2Whales delivers thrills at every switchback turn.

    A particular highlight is riding through a field of proteas in full bloom on stage two; surely one of the most majestic sights an adventure and outdoors lover can experience.

     

    Entry Queries:

    entries@wines2whales.co.za

    Click on the link for more info about the race: www.wines2whales.co.za

  • Trans Elands MTB 2 Day Stage Race 2016

    Trans Elands MTB 2 Day Stage Race 2016

    All day
    12/11/16-13/11/16

    The Trans Elands 2 Day Stage Race takes place on the 12th & 13th November this year. A flexible race format has been created to cater for all levels of mtbiking abilities.
    These options include the “full house” 2 day race option with 98kms and 1380m of climbing on day 1, and 85kms and 2300m of climbing on day 2. The level of difficulty is on a par with the K2C, two days in a row. Day 1 uses the Trans Baviaans route from Andries Kraal to JBay, so is very familiar to many riders. Day 2 uses the Trans Elands Marathon route up into the Ottoford forests and the highest point in Longmore. One of the very best rides available anywhere is SA.
    A second option is the “LITE” version which is geared towards your weekend warrior and is limited to 45kms per day using portions of the same routes with climbing limited to approximately 600ms per day. The “LITE” version remains in the picturesque Gamtoos valley routing through the Gamtoos farm lands.
    A third option that riders have is to enter only one day of either the “Full House” or the “LITE”.
    The Trans Elands brand of mountain biking has been developed by mountain bikers for mountain bikers at very modest entry fees. All the routes are “all weather” routes and will NOT trash your bike even in extreme conditions. These routes are used regularly by the “Keep it Dirty” training group and the results of the Keep it Dirty riders in the Trans Baviaans, (most riders finishing in the 11hr bracket, including a win in the Masters Category by Leon Claasen and Ian Moore) bear testimony to the quality of the mountain biking that can be expected.

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  • Sanlam MTB Invitational

    Sanlam MTB Invitational

    All day
    19/11/16-20/11/16
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    sanlam-mtb-invitational-2016-logo

    The historic town of Paarl will again come to a virtual standstill on 19 and 20 November as residents and riders turn out for the third annual Sanlam MTB Invitational, this year presented for the first time as a 2-Day stage race. The big news this year is that, for the first time, the incredible Sanlam Invitational experience has been opened up to 300 public teams on a first come first served basis.
    Presented by the City of Drakenstein and ASG, the event has become a sought after property over the past two years. It’s one of the most iconic, must-do races on the national racing calendar.
    It’s not just another mountain bike race. It is really something special and a unique opportunity to traverse the beautiful Paarl Mountain on a saddle.
    The first stage consists of a tough 60km journey circumventing the entire Paarl Mountain while the second stage is a more manageable 40km – covering a shorter loop on the mountain.
    The Sanlam MTB Invitational is staged in one of the most beautiful and unique areas in South Africa, covering the best possible MTB terrain, coupled with warm hospitality.
    Paarl is located 50km from the Cape Town CBD, which places it within a comfortable travelling distance with easy airport links. The travel and accommodation hassle factors are therefore minimised. 
    The two-day multi stage Sanlam MTB Invitational will afford amateur and professional mountain bikers with a passion for the sport the experience of a lifetime.
    During the Sanlam Invitational riders will be treated as VIP’s and they will have access to world-class hospitality at waterpoints and at the Rhebokskloof race village.
    Rider and route experience
    Our route-building team have unearthed every bit of wonderful and rideable mountain-biking terrain on and around the Paarl Mountain and the end result is the very best way to experience the mountain and the views over the surrounding Simonsberg and Drakenstein ranges.
    These imposing ranges are just an unbelievable sight early morning and you can even see Table Mountain from the top of Paarl Mountain.
    Participants will also come within 200m of the distinctive Taal Monument, another standout feature on the landscape.
    Both stages will finish on the legendary 9km stretch of downhill single-track to the finish on a lush grass embankment at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate and rewarded with an ice-cold Coke or a craft beer from CBC – the fastest growing independent brewery in the country.
    CBC also erect a waterpoint on the first stage which is a very popular stop – it’s almost like riding into a beer tent with free draft beers, music and a wonderful MC.
    If you’re not hooked on mountain biking before this, it will be a completely different picture afterwards.
    The Sanlam MTB Invitational route encompasses all best features on the Paarl Mountain. Riders can expect wide open plains, strong climbing challenges, majestic mountain views, deep ravines, indigenous forests and spectacular views. The route is characterised by riveting jeep tracks, challenging rocky outcrops, fast flowing downhills, meandering river crossings and stunning single-track.
    Race Village
    A unique feature of the Sanlam MTB Invitational will be its 5 star rated Race Village at Rhebokskloof, which will add a unique upmarket status to this event.
    Appropriate ‘vibey’ music and the option of an indoor (Rhebok Function venue, if it rains) or outdoor (lawned amphitheatre, if it’s sunny) option where all riders can enjoy their lunches;
    Massage therapists are on hand to massage tired legs;
    Top-quality start/finish shoot;
    Easy access to parking, entertainment and restroom facilities;
    Spectator-friendly area;
    Bike-tech area;
    ‘Upbeat’ entertainment and an MC to keep everyone excited;
    Lovely shaded lush lawns with eats and drinks where a big screen projects pictures and footage of the day’s action; If it rains, the event easily moves indoors, as outlined above
    Photograph area where you can order pictures that were taken along the route.
    Secure bike park
    Free bike wash – bikes will be returned to the bike park after washing, ready for riders to collect the next morning to tackle stage 2
    Event Website: www.sanlammtbinvitational.co.za

  • Impi Challenge Obstacle Trail Run #5 Cape Town

    Impi Challenge Obstacle Trail Run #5 Cape Town

    All day
    19/11/16-20/11/16

    The Impi Challenge is a muddy trail run for all athletic abilities to love!
    Exhilarating obstacles, mud, music and an amazing festival area. Social, fun and challenging.
    The Impi Challenge is about challenging yourself, challenging your friends and having a fun adventure through an obstacle trail run. 1km Mini for 6-10 year olds; Family and over 10’s 5km Dash. www.impichallenge.co.za
    Come have some family fun and stay the day at the festival area
    https://youtu.be/v_aLBhoqZyE

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  • Sanlam MTB Invitational

    Sanlam MTB Invitational

    All day
    19/11/16-20/11/16
    sanlam-mtb-invitational-2016-logo

    sanlam-mtb-invitational-2016-logo

    The historic town of Paarl will again come to a virtual standstill on 19 and 20 November as residents and riders turn out for the third annual Sanlam MTB Invitational, this year presented for the first time as a 2-Day stage race. The big news this year is that, for the first time, the incredible Sanlam Invitational experience has been opened up to 300 public teams on a first come first served basis.
    Presented by the City of Drakenstein and ASG, the event has become a sought after property over the past two years. It’s one of the most iconic, must-do races on the national racing calendar.
    It’s not just another mountain bike race. It is really something special and a unique opportunity to traverse the beautiful Paarl Mountain on a saddle.
    The first stage consists of a tough 60km journey circumventing the entire Paarl Mountain while the second stage is a more manageable 40km – covering a shorter loop on the mountain.
    The Sanlam MTB Invitational is staged in one of the most beautiful and unique areas in South Africa, covering the best possible MTB terrain, coupled with warm hospitality.
    Paarl is located 50km from the Cape Town CBD, which places it within a comfortable travelling distance with easy airport links. The travel and accommodation hassle factors are therefore minimised. 
    The two-day multi stage Sanlam MTB Invitational will afford amateur and professional mountain bikers with a passion for the sport the experience of a lifetime.
    During the Sanlam Invitational riders will be treated as VIP’s and they will have access to world-class hospitality at waterpoints and at the Rhebokskloof race village.
    Rider and route experience
    Our route-building team have unearthed every bit of wonderful and rideable mountain-biking terrain on and around the Paarl Mountain and the end result is the very best way to experience the mountain and the views over the surrounding Simonsberg and Drakenstein ranges.
    These imposing ranges are just an unbelievable sight early morning and you can even see Table Mountain from the top of Paarl Mountain.
    Participants will also come within 200m of the distinctive Taal Monument, another standout feature on the landscape.
    Both stages will finish on the legendary 9km stretch of downhill single-track to the finish on a lush grass embankment at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate and rewarded with an ice-cold Coke or a craft beer from CBC – the fastest growing independent brewery in the country.
    CBC also erect a waterpoint on the first stage which is a very popular stop – it’s almost like riding into a beer tent with free draft beers, music and a wonderful MC.
    If you’re not hooked on mountain biking before this, it will be a completely different picture afterwards.
    The Sanlam MTB Invitational route encompasses all best features on the Paarl Mountain. Riders can expect wide open plains, strong climbing challenges, majestic mountain views, deep ravines, indigenous forests and spectacular views. The route is characterised by riveting jeep tracks, challenging rocky outcrops, fast flowing downhills, meandering river crossings and stunning single-track.
    Race Village
    A unique feature of the Sanlam MTB Invitational will be its 5 star rated Race Village at Rhebokskloof, which will add a unique upmarket status to this event.
    Appropriate ‘vibey’ music and the option of an indoor (Rhebok Function venue, if it rains) or outdoor (lawned amphitheatre, if it’s sunny) option where all riders can enjoy their lunches;
    Massage therapists are on hand to massage tired legs;
    Top-quality start/finish shoot;
    Easy access to parking, entertainment and restroom facilities;
    Spectator-friendly area;
    Bike-tech area;
    ‘Upbeat’ entertainment and an MC to keep everyone excited;
    Lovely shaded lush lawns with eats and drinks where a big screen projects pictures and footage of the day’s action; If it rains, the event easily moves indoors, as outlined above
    Photograph area where you can order pictures that were taken along the route.
    Secure bike park
    Free bike wash – bikes will be returned to the bike park after washing, ready for riders to collect the next morning to tackle stage 2
    Event Website: www.sanlammtbinvitational.co.za

  • Impi Challenge Obstacle Trail Run #5 Cape Town

    Impi Challenge Obstacle Trail Run #5 Cape Town

    All day
    19/11/16-20/11/16

    The Impi Challenge is a muddy trail run for all athletic abilities to love!
    Exhilarating obstacles, mud, music and an amazing festival area. Social, fun and challenging.
    The Impi Challenge is about challenging yourself, challenging your friends and having a fun adventure through an obstacle trail run. 1km Mini for 6-10 year olds; Family and over 10’s 5km Dash. www.impichallenge.co.za
    Come have some family fun and stay the day at the festival area
    https://youtu.be/v_aLBhoqZyE

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