The Greyt Escape 2017
Fri 16 Jun - Sun 18 Jun 2017 @ Greyton, Western Cape

Overberg MTB Events

The Greyt Escape. Get a wake-up call before entering the winter season and come and challenge yourself by riding the most beautiful and phenomenal variation of trails, the town of Greyton and surrounds will offer you! Greyton is part of the 2017 Cape Epic and it's showing off its beauty and potential to mountain bikers who has never gone there before. The variation in riding The new Premier Winter 3 day Stage race will keep you interested enough to actually enjoy a seriously challenging route prepared for you. This 3 day Stage race will get you sorted for the Knysna Oyster Festival MTB race later in the season, so make sure not to miss this amazing new event!

We have decided to also add a 40km race that will take place on the 17th of June, see below for more details. 

Race date: 16-18 June 2017

Place: Greyton Town, Western Cape

Entries and registration:

Entries will open on the 2nd of November 2016

Entry fees for the 3 Day MTB stage race as follows:

1) Solo entries: R2900 p/p

2) Team entries: R5400 per team

Impi Info


Refund Policy: Before 27 February 2017 – 50% refund. After 27 February 2017 – no refund.


Competition Categories: 

Please note minimum age of 19 years; age groups determined as on 31 December 2017

Open Men
Open Women
Veteran Man
Veteran Women

Open Men
Veteran Man
Master Men
Open Women
Veteran Women
Open Mixed
Veteran Mixed

important: Dinners included:

2 Dinners, not 3

Thule Somerset West
Helderberg Cycle World

Entry fee includes:

3 Days of Phenomenal Mountain Biking along world class routes in the Greyton/Genadedal area

Dinner on Friday and Saturday night

All Lunches (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

Free Bike Wash Daily

Waterpoints with food and drinks

Medical support on and off route

Finisher Medal

Land/Nature Reserve access permits

Lead and Sweep vehicles/bikes


Registration details to be confirmed later


Rules and Support:

  • The routes will be marked.
  • Marshalls must be obeyed at all times.
  • Participants may only receive help from fellow participants –
  • Or from a service provider at a water point tech zone.
  • Any kind of assistance from any other source will lead to disqualification.
  • No littering is allowed on the route or at the venue.
  • Please dispose of litter at the water points or in designated rubbish bins.
  • No smoking or lighting of fires is allowed on the course
  • Offenders will be disqualified and may face a life time ban from future events.
  • The same goes for vandalism of any kind to property, plants and animals.
  • The marked course must be followed by all participants.
  • Taking shortcuts will lead to disqualification.
  • Team members in the MTB Stage Race must stay within 2 minutes of each other. Failure to do so at any point in the race will lead to a 45minute Separation Time Penalty (STP)



The following support services will be provided:


MTB Stage Race Day 1, 2 and 3

 The 40km ride can be entered here:

It's a non-technical easy ride, targeted for family members or supporters of the MTB stage riders to keep them busy while their friends or spouses are riding the Stage race.

Start and finish at The Oaks Estate, Greyton

Start time: 8h45

Emergency Medical services.

2x water points on each day's stage , with water, energy drink and eats.

Lead motorbike on each day.

Sweeper vehicle on each day.

All participants will be timed.

Results will be made available on The Greyt Escape website.

More information:

Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes, but teams must consist of 2 participants per team.
The Greyt Escape 2017

Event has been Closed Enter for the 2018 event here

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp) 2 person team (pp)
3 Day MTB Stage Race Early Entries SOLD OUT 168 km 08:30 R 2,900.00 -
3 Day MTB Stage Race - Including all Meals 168 km 08:30 R 2,900.00 R 2,700.00
3 Day MTB Stage Race Corporate Early Entries SOLD OUT 168 km 08:30 R 3,800.00 -
3 Day MTB Stage Race - Without Meals 168 km 08:30 R 2,100.00 R 2,050.00

Event location
Greyton, Greyton

Route information From Cape Town, take the N2 to Caledon. Just before Caledon, turn off to the north on the R406 to Greyton and Genadendal. Distance to Greyton: approx 35 km
Coordinates -34.0534036, 19.6103673
Address Greyton, Western Cape
City Greyton
Province Western Cape