|[ Swartland MTB Funride ]
Swartland MTB Funride
Start: 18 August 2012 8:30 am
End: 18 August 2012 1:00 pm
Organizer: Lions Club Worcester
Phone: 082 775 9242
Venue: Org de Rac Wine Estate, Swartland, South Africa
One of the most scenic rides on the calendar, using private property not normally open to the public. All routes incorporate flowing single-track, jeep and “tweespoor” tracks through wheat, canola fields and fynbos, stunning views and an interesting little 150m climb to the finish.
The 70 km route takes riders twice to the top of Koringberg, from where you can see all the way to Table Mountain and across the Swartland. Be ready for two technical downhills that will test both brakes and downhill skills. Climbs, descents and flat sections are evenly dispersed, with about 11% single track; 15% easy gravel roads and the rest on jeep tracks, with some 1200m of climbing. The down hills have rocky sections that need to be navigated with care.
The 40 km route pedals up Swartberg (430m climb in 3 km), returning via a fast single-track. Expect some 17% single-track, 19% gravel roads and the remainder on scenic jeep tracks, with 30% climbing in total. This route is will still test your fitness with the some 650m climbing in total. Down hills are on good single track with easy-to-ride surface. This route is the most beautiful way to see Table Mountain and the Swartland.
The 20 km route is fairly flat, with only one short, steep climb; takes place over gentle rolling hills; is suitable for novices and children. Children u/10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
DISTANCES 70 km; 40 km; 20 km
STARTING TIME 70 km @ 08h30; 40 km @ 08h50; 20 km @ 09h10
ORGANISING COMMITTEE Swartland MTB
VENUE Org de Rac Wine Estate
ENQUIRIES Kobus Dippenaar
PHONE 082 897 2490
PRIZE GIVING 13h00
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE 16 August 2012
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DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
From Cape Town, take the N7 past Malmesbury. Take the Org De Rac Wine Estate turn-off from the N7 just past the Berg River and follow the signs on your left. The estate is situated between Moorreesburg and Piketberg, about 120 km from Cape Town. GPS Coordinates: 32°57’43.6?S, 18°45’0.2?E.
Food stalls at venue. Spectators should visit the small town of Koringberg, where you can see 40 & 70 km participants and visit the local restaurant!
Remember to bring and wear your PPA MTB funride number. No helmet, no ride. No transponder, no time – PPA pays for its members to be electronically timed by Racetec.
Pre-Entries Late Entries
Distance Entry Fee PPA Discounted Entry Fee Entry Fee PPA Discounted Entry Fee
70 km R90 R80 R110 R100
40 km R90 R80 R110 R100
20 km R60 R50 R80 R60
Temp Nr R5 (unseeded) - R5 (unseeded) R30 (seeded)
Last update on this event: 21/07/2012
Event Added: 21/07/2012
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||Saturday, 18 August 2012
Western Cape, Swartland
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