Meiringspoort MTB Challenge 2024
Sat 18 May 2024 @ De Rust, Western Cape

Meiringspoort Challenge

Event Details 

DATE : Saturday, 18 May 2024
VENUE : Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - De Rust, DE RUST
REGISTRATION   Friday: 17h00 – 19h00 / Saturday: 06h00 – 07h00
MTB | 19.5km | 38km | 61.5km |  61.5km E-Bikes & Tandems |

TRAIL RUN | 9.5km | 19.5km | For Trail Run entries, please follow this link (Link) or enter/add at check-out 

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE ON: Thursday 16 May at 16H00

The 8th edition of the Meiringspoort MTB Challenge will take place on Saturday, 18 May 2024, at De Rust (Meiringspoort). 

The event is a CSA sanctioned event and riders must therefore either have a current CSA Membership or License - if not you need to purchase a Temp Day License.


Entry Fee

19.5km MTBR250.00
38km MTBR330.00
61.5km MTBR380.00
61.5km E-Bikes & TandemsR380.00
Please note: Manual Late Entries on Friday will have an additional R50 added to the above Entry Fee and an additional R100 for any Manual Late Entries on the Saturday.

Food & Beverages

Steak Braai - Steakbraai with beer tent from 18h00 on Friday evening. Booking Essential: Email to Organiser

Refreshments - Beer tent and food stalls will be available at the venue on race day. 

Route & Profile Maps

(click on image for online map and route profile information)




  • This race will be held under the rules and regulations of CSA
  • NO helmet, NO ride, NO Go Pro’s permitted
  • Cyclists on ALL distances will need at least a CSA Membership
  • If you are not in possession of CSA Membership, you will have to buy a day license (R50 each)
  • Minimum age for 19.5km distance:  8 years and older;  38km : 15 years and older AND 61.5km distance: 19 Years and older
  • A rider may receive technical assistance along the course from a fellow competitor but not from anyone outside of the course
  • No following vehicles apart from the sweep vehicles of the race organizer will be allowed on the route
  • If a rider is anywhere on a public road, general traffic rules must be obeyed
  • Start chutes close strictly at 07:30 on race day for compulsory race briefing. Arrivals after this time will not be allowed to start. 


  • E-Bikes & Tandems start at 07H40 as a separate 61.5km group
  • Start & Finish at NG Church grounds, De Rust.
  • First aid is available on most of the route and at the finish.
  • Ablution facilities will be available at start and finish.
  • Race results available at finish and at
  • Pre entries close as soon as entry cap is reached or on 16 May 16H00 2024 whichever occurs first.
  • Late and Race day entries, if available, will attract a R50 premium on the Friday and R100 premium on the Saturday.
  • Donations in aid of the “Eljada Kairos Skool”, Oudtshoorn can be made, voluntarily, along with entry fees. 
  • No substitutions will be allowed. No refunds.


Equal prize money for male and female cyclists.                                  

 1st  2nd   3rd
61.5km E-Bikes R1000R800R600
61.5km MTB R1000R800R600
38km MTB R900R700R500
19.5km MTB R600R400R300

More information:

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Price (pp)
MTB & E-Bikes -61.5km
Minimum age 19 / The 61.5km route is definitely for the more adventurous and experienced rider. There is a lot of jeep track. Ensure that your bicycle is well equipped.
61.5 km Elevation/Height: 1150m R 380.00
Minimum age 15 / The 38km route is for the rider who wants to enjoy the open air and beautiful surroundings, such as lucern pastures and vineyards. There is one well-equipped water point with a spectacular view over Stompdriftdam.
38 km Elevation/Height: 450m R 330.00
Minimum age 8 / The route is not technical at all and can be recommended for beginners, young and old. A well-equipped water point is available on the route as well as a beer tent at the Start/Finish venue.
19.5 km Elevation/Height: 333m R 250.00

Event location
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - De Rust, De Rust

Coordinates -33.4906298, 22.536557
Address 23 Le Roux Street, De Rust, 6651, South Africa
City De Rust
Province Western Cape

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