MagoebaskloofMTB Marathon Lockdown Challenge
Mon 17 Aug - Sat 31 Oct 2020 @ ,


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Copper Moon Events

The second leg of MagoebaskloofMTB's socially distanced challenges. Enter and pay here on entryninja.com to ride all three routes, yellow, green and pink as many times as you like. Then make sure you have joined our Strava Club there so that your ride can be logged and ranked. Join the MagoebaskloofMTB STRAVA Club here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/677529

Yellow Route – 17,24km

The least technical route of the three which links Haenertsburg to the beautiful Cheerio Valley along the scenic course of the Broederstroom River. It is a fairly flat and fast 17km ride, perfectly suited to beginners with a mix of mainly forestry roads and some singletrack. 


Saddle up at the Cheerio Gardens Coffee Shop and follow the Cheerio Road (L Road) towards the R71 to wind down through some beautiful indigenous woodland at Glenshiel Farm towards Haenertsburg. Just before town, make a sharp right at the old bridge and follow the Broederstroom River back to the Cheerio Valley. The climb out of the valley is fairly tough, but worth it as you traverse the beautiful Sequoia Gardens and Cheerio Trout Fishing and Holiday Resort before returning to Cheerio Gardens.


Green Route – 21,89km

This is the most challenging of the three routes, with a solid mix of climbing and flowing downhill trail, with a fair serving of singletrack. Start from Cheerio Gardens again to bomb into the Wegraakbosch organic farm, with a technical downhill through their indigenous forest. (Please remember to close the cattle gates.) 


Next is a section of the Magoebaskloof MTB XCO track before suffering up infamous Mount Merrick. The summit at Long Tom Monument beckons, with superb downhill switchbacks all the way to the river, which you then follow to Zwakala River Retreat and Brewery. 


The last stretch back to Cheerio is uphill but worth it: you traverse the beautiful Sequoia Garden Retreat, via Cheerio Trout Fishing and Holiday Resort and finally back to Cheerio Gardens. (You will want to make time to sample Zwakala’s award winning lagers)!


Pink Route – 46,63km

Just because this is the pink route does not mean it is easy!! Save your energy for Mt. Merrick which is then followed by the BF Fuels KOM/QOM.


Please note that this is not an organised event nor a race. It is a socially distanced challenge, you are allowed to cycle on your own under the current Covid 19 laws.

It is therefore of the utmost importance that each person read and understand the following RULES & REGULATIONS: 

  • Please keep at least 2meters from anyone else cycling on the route. 
  • Avoid gathering and physical contact on route.
  • Please indicate to the person in front of you that you are going to pass and do so quickly without any physical contact. 
  • Please remember to wear your face mask.
  • No helmet, no ride.
  • If you aren't feeling well please stay at home.
  • Strictly no spectators allowed.
  • You must please leave after your ride to avoid social gatherings.
  • You can repeat the challenge  as many times as you like to improve your time.

NO SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED!

Please follow signage and be especially aware of any hazard signs.


Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Price (pp)
Ride
Ride all three routes, yellow, green and pink as many times as you like
17.24 km | 21.89km | 46.63km R 200.00

Event location
Cheerio Gardens, Haenertsburg, Limpopo,

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Address L4.2, Magoebaskloof, Haenertsburg, 0730
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