Loskop MTB Outride
Sat 16 Mar 2024 @ Tierpoort, Gauteng

Drake Events

Loskop MTB Outride

Whether it’s your first or fourth time taking on the amazing route from Pretoria to Loskop,  we can’t wait for you to experience another epic day out on the bike. Book now and don’t miss out on this exciting mountain bike outride. With safety priority and the day all about your experience, you will have the utmost support to take on the dirt roads from Pretoria East to Loskop. This is a day out not to be missed – meet new people and make memories!

Registration & Start Venue:

Urban Fields

Plot 50

Garsfontein Road


Registration and Collection:

Registration & Goodie Bag Collection starts at 05H15 on the morning of 16 March. All apparel that has been ordered will be available for collection at registration.


For anyone making use of the shuttle back from Loskop, your cars will be safe at Urban Fields for the day.

Goodie Bag:

The amazing partners and sponsors have provided great samples and vouchers for a special goodie bag. Don’t forget to register and check in to ensure you receive your goodie bag.

Small Bag Drop:

Your small bags will be available at the lunch stop.

Large Bag Drop:

Large bags will be loaded on the shuttle/bus and will be available only at the finish venue.


Your armband must remain on at all times as it is used to redeem your bags.

Armband for your Bicycle:

If you are utilising the bicycle transfer back from Loskop, please put the armband on your bicycle so we know which bicycles to load at the finish venue.

Number Board:

All riders will be issued a unique number board in the goodie bag. You MUST mount the number board on your seat post.


Safety is one of our biggest concerns when we think cycling in South Africa, whether it be on tar or dirt roads.The amazing Think Bike Marshals will be on hand to assist with traffic control and rider safety along the route.
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Our aim is to make this ride safe, enjoyable and to give you the opportunity to ride your bike for the day with the best support possible.
With the Think Bike Marshals we have consistently been in good hands on every outride and are confident we can achieve this at every ride ahead.


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  • The route is gravel bike friendly, albeit with a few rougher sections along the route.
  • A gpx file will be shared with all entrants closer to the date of the outride.
  • You MUST load the file onto your gps
  • The route is marked and marshals will assist with direction where possible
  • As much as we lay down route markers, we see vandalism and many discarded markers during a ride. Having the gpx route on your gps will be beneficial to ensure correct navigation.
  • If you do not have a gps device, do not worry. It is not mandatory to have one. Use the buddy system and ensure to ride with someone who knows the route.
  • At a distance of 183km, the ride departs easterly from Pretoria East through familiar dirt roads, After crossing Old Bronkhorstspruit, the route turns north-easterly in the direction of Loskop. The route is non-technical and primarily on district roads, with sections of tar connecting between certain dirt roads. Overall the ride presents 1600m of vertical ascent. More info of the route will be shared after a final route recon.
  • There are no road closures. Riders must adhere to the rules of the road and the marshals directions when given.


  • The outride will have one mass group start.

Average Speed:

  • All riders will have 11 hours to complete the ride.

Start Times:

  • 1 Group | 06H15

Group Dynamics:

  • This is not a race!
  • We do not realistically envision everyone to stay together along the route.
  • We do encourage you to ride together in a group, but some may want to ride ahead, or ride slightly slower.
  • Always be aware of your average speed and don’t drop off pace too much.
  • Ride smart.
  • Regardless of your pace, there will be set times that your support vehicle will be at the lunch stop. Read the below Lunch info for these timings.
  • Regardless of your pace, lunch will be served at specific times. Read the below Lunch info for these timings.
  • There is a minimum speed enforced and cut off at the lunch stop, water point 3 and water point 4. If you do not make it in the cut-off time, you will be asked to load you into the support vehicle and you will be taken to the finish in the vehicle.
  • We cannot allow leniency on cut-of times as the bicycle trailer and shuttles must be loaded in Loskop asap to get everyone back to Pretoria.

Small Bags:

Pack your small bag the day before so you can drop your small bag in the designated support vehicle, without any delay. The small bag can be packed with any spares, nutrition, chargers, etc. that you may need throughout the day. Your small bags will be available at the lunch stop, then again for you to collect at the finish.

Large Bags:

Your large bag will be transported on the bus and only available at the finish. You will receive a numbered armband, with your bag also having the same numbered band attached to it. You can then retrieve your bag at the finish by showing your numbered armband. Pack any comfortable, dry clothes, shower products and anything else you may need at the finish. It’s a good idea to bring a change of clothes for the bus transfer back to Pretoria.

Four Fully Stocked Water Points:

Every water point will be fully stocked with 32GI, water, coke, banana’s, crunchies and sweets. At various water points we will change things up so you’re not eating the same thing all day.

Water Points & Lunch Distance:

  • * 40km – Water Point 1
  • * 78km – Water Point 2
  • * 119km – Lunch
  • * 139km – Water Point 3
  • * 159km – Water Point 4

Cut-off Times:

Drake Events Management has the right to ask anyone to get into the support vehicles along the route, should they feel that the rider is not keeping up with the pace. Please be aware that we cannot have riders arriving late in Loskop, as all bikes and riders need to still get loaded onto busses and transported back to Pretoria.

  • 40km – WP1 | 08H25
  • 78km – WP2 | 10H40
  • 119km – Lunch | 13H15
  • 139km – WP3 | 14H35
  • 159km – WP4 | 15H35
  • 183km – Finish | 17H15


The lunch stop, at 119km, will be hosted at Grace & Glory Tea Garden & Cheesery.

At 119km, you have a great light lunch stop to look forward to.
The recommended stopping time for lunch is 30 minutes.
Box Bar by Drake Events will be serving refreshments at the lunch stop, along with a tasty meal to keep you going for the last 60km.
Charge your gps units at the Rapid Charge Solutions mobile charging station.
Lunch will be served from 10H15-13H15 for the various paced riders.
If you arrive after 13H00, you’re slightly behind the average pace required and you may be asked to get into the support vehicle.
The proposed cut-off time for riders at the lunch-stop is 13H15. All riders need to have departed from the lunch stop by 13H25, to ride to water point 3.
Drake Events want you to finish and will use discretion at all cut-off points to try keep you on the route, where possible.

Vehicle Support:

Squirt Chain Lube will be available in the support vehicles and at the water points so your chain stays clean, lasts longer and extends drive train life. The very best is chain lube keeping you going all day!
Every vehicle will have a first aid kit.
Your small bag will be stored safely inside one support vehicle, taken to the lunch stop for you to access, then available for you at the finish.
There will not be one dedicated support vehicle behind a group, but rather various vehicles along the route. If at any point you have an emergency, please contact the Drake Events Management team.
The vehicles around the route are busy with operational duties for the event. If you have an issue, there may be a long waiting time until one of the vehicles is able to pick you up.

Finish venue and accommodation:

Maroela is a game farm owned and loved by the Basson family, in the Loskop Valley near Groblersdal, Limpopo SA, operated by a qualified and certified Professional Hunter and Nature Conservationist, Michael Basson.

A variety of game grazes Maroela, consisting of Giraffe, Eland, Oryx, Kudu, Njala, Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Hartebees, Ostrich, Warthog, and the occasional Leopard.

They have added a restaurant, Maroela Pub & Grill to complete their beautiful lodge. They cater for everyone, also hosting private functions and conferences such as birthdays, weddings, meetings and other gatherings.

They serve an A La Carte menu and host Sunday Buffet meals twice a month, food with a theme. They will vary from traditional ‘boerekos’, ‘potjiekos’, seafood, italian and many more. Sunday buffet will be open for bookings but they will always cater for a few more. Make sure to book your buffet’s to avoid disappointment.

Book your accommodation in their awesome tented village and make it a weekend away with the family.


If you’ve booked a shuttle back from Loskop, drop off your bike at the bicycle trailers, provided by BCycle Transport. Relax, unwind and talk about memories made, whilst we load bicycles.

We will have various 21-seater shuttles available. As riders will be finishing at various times, we’ll aim to send off a shuttle and trailer as soon as we can, to avoid long waits. However, the last shuttle/s will only leave once the last riders have finished their ride.

The estimated times for the shuttles departing is 16H00, 17H00 and 18H00.

Bicycle Transport:

We will load your bicycle safely and securely onto the BCycle Bicycle Transport Trailer. When you arrive back at the start venue, your bicycle will be offloaded for you to take home.


* All riders will have the opportunity to buy Drake Events SOX. (R100 per pair).
* All riders will have an opportunity to buy an official Drake Events jersey, provided by Van H. (R1500 per jersey).
* All orders for jerseys must be in by no later than 16 February.
* Don’t forget to include your order on the registration form.


More information: drakeevents.co.za/loskopmtb/

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Class Distance Price (pp)
Loskop MTB Outride 183 km R 650.00

Event location
Urban Fields, Tierpoort

Coordinates -25.8980868, 28.3950188
Address Plot 50 Garsfontein Rd, Tierpoort, 0056, South Africa
City Tierpoort
Province Gauteng

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