Back2Back Nieu-Bethesda
Sat 23 Apr - Sun 24 Apr 2016 @ Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape

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Nieu-Bethesda is a village in the Eastern Cape at the foot of the Sneeuberge, approximately 50 kilometres from Graaff Reinet. It was founded in 1875 as a church town, like many other Karoo villages, and attained municipal status in 1886.

Join us for 3 stages stretching over 160km in the valley of Compassberg, the highest free standing mountain in South Africa. After a challenging first stage you will be welcomed by a few ice cold beers during the night stage at the Nieu-Bethesda brewery.


23 & 24 April 2016


Nieu Bethesda and surrounds


2 man team stage race. 3 stages in 2 days. (back2back, get it?)


22 April:

•    Arrive in Nieu Bethesda, supper at the Tennis club

23 April:

•    6am Breakfast at Tennis Club

•    7am Stage 1 / 95km around Kompasberg

•    1pm Lunch at Tennis Club

•    6pm Stage 2 / 11km in and around Nieu Bethesda and Pienaarsig

•    8pm Supper at Tennis Club / Prize Giving

24 April:

•    6am Breakfast at Tennis Club

•    Stage 3 / 50-60km TBC on neighbouring farms in the area

•    12pm Lunch at Tennis Club / Prize Giving


We wanted to do a race that focuses on a magical little town in the Karoo and give riders the opportunity to experience the amazing hospitality of the locals and breath taking landscape and game as they cycle around the tallest free standing mounting the country and through some of the most amazing game reserves in the area. And we believe we have a very nice mix of the above in the pot.


We also wanted to veer away from the sausage machine feel that so many races have developed lately where it is all about the money and very little attention is given to the actual experience, on and off the bike, so there is a limit to how many people can enter.

We spent many hours in the saddle, talking about this idea and how we want to make it different and unique

Two packages are available:

Standard: Includes all meals  during the event as well as accommodation in Nieu-Bethesda
Basic: Includes all meals during the event and a camping spot

More information:

Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes, but teams must consist of 2 participants per team.
Back2Back Nieu-Bethesda

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Back2Back Standard 160 km 08:00 R 2,500.00
Back2Back Basic 160 km 08:00 R 1,750.00

Event location
Nieu-Bethesda, Nieu-Bethesda

Route information
Coordinates -31.8652034, 24.5521132
Address Nieu-Bethesda
City Nieu-Bethesda
Province Eastern Cape