Event Details for Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge:
- Date/s: - 03/03/2018
- Times: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Location: Greater Simonsberg Conservancy
- City: Stellenbosch
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COME PLAY IN THE DIRT!
CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR MTB CHALLENGE IS LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY.
Tic-tock… The countdown has begun to the mud, sweat and gears of the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge on Saturday, 3 March 2018! Once again the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy beckons with routes looking prime despite the devastating drought.
Previously held over two days, the 2018 event has merged into one day of dirt and adrenaline highs, with all routes again laid out by master trail-designer, Dirtopia’s Meurant Botha.
“A famous quote goes ‘Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.’ Well, this year’s MTB Challenge has a dirt trail for every mountain biker!” says David Bellairs, Marketing, Media and Sponsorship Director of the organisers, the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust.
“The 20km route is perfect for those looking to ride with family and friends of varying ability; the 40km heads up to Delvera where the climbs can be pretty intense so this route is geared towards more experienced riders; and the 60km route is a proper test with extended single-track runs and big climbs,” says Bellairs.
At the sharp end of the field, the 2017 60km race was won by American Howard Grotts. Grotts won the hotly-contested title ahead of Christoph Sauser (Specialized) and Matthys Beukes (PYGA / Euro Steel) less than three days after stepping off the airplane into the South African sun for a block of training. The 2018 edition is likely to feature a stellar international field once again.
“Unfortunately we need to keep the fields for each distance pretty limited. Keen mountain-bikers should enter soon so they don’t miss out!” Bellairs says.
Entries are selling fast, so enter now to avoid disappointment. Entries are via the Cycle Tour website: https://www.capetowncycletour.com/lifecycle-week/mtb-challenge/entries/
Please see below entry fees and other details for each distance:
Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge 2018
|Distance||Vertical Ascent||Entry Fee||Start Time||Age|
|20km||430m||R185 (non PPA)
|08h30||8 years & older|
|40km||960m||R265 (non PPA)
|07h50||15 years & older|
|60km||1350m||R320 (non PPA)
|07h00||15 years & older|
Stay in touch of the latest of the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge by liking their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/cycletour or by following them on Twitter or Instagram: @ctcyletour. For more information on the 2018 event, visit www.capetowncycletour.com.
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