Beast of Magalies
Sat 3 Aug 2024 @ Muldersdrift, Gauteng

Drake Events


We’re putting the clock on the event.  No more gravel outrides… it’s all about you conquering the beast, now in the quickest time as we race!

Book now and don’t miss out on this exciting gravel and 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 in the greater Magaliesburg region. This is a day out not to be missed – meet new people and make memories!

Entry Form


Entries close at midnight on Sunday, 28 July 2024.

  • 54DAYS
  • 06HOURS


Beast of Magalies 2024 | Greensleeves Map


Big Beast | From 07H00
Small Beast | From 09H30

Please arrive at your starting batch at least 30 minutes before your batch starts. Please also make sure to keep traffic time in mind towards the venue.
Beast of Magalies 2024 | Greensleeves Parking


All riders will park in the designated parking, located 200m before the entrance to the venue.  Only accredited vehicles will have access into the venue.  Be aware of the earlier groups starting, exiting the venue.  There will be a dedicated path into the venue to ensure you do not ride into oncoming groups.

Greensleeves Medieval Kingdom




Venue*click for google maps link

Registration and Collection:

Registration & Goodie Bag Collection starts at 06H00 on the morning of 03 August. All apparel that has been ordered will be available for collection at registration.


Greensleeves Medieval Kingdom is a private property and will have safe parking throughout the day. Drake Events have also arranged additional security to keep your cars safe.

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 feed zone. (Big Beast Only)


Your armband must remain on at all times as it is used to identify you, as well as for you to redeem your bags.

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.


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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.

𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝟷𝟶𝟶% 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦𝘵𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘦, 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘥𝘰 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦.

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.


Routes below are provisional pending final route recons.
GPX files will be shared the Wednesday prior to the race, with the final riders brief.

Big Beast | 164km

Strava RouteGoogle Route

Small Beast | 102km

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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.
  • There are no road closures. Riders must adhere to the rules of the road and the marshals directions when given.



FinishTime will provide timing for the Beast of Magalies.

The feed zone for the Big Beast riders WILL be a timed section so any time spent at the feeding zone will be a part of your race time. There are no neutral zones.

Contact FinishTime for any seeding or timing queries – [email protected]


The categories and start times are subject to change pending entries per category.

Racing Men (Elite, Vets) | 07h00
Racing Ladies (Elite, Vets) | 07H05
Big Beast Open | 07h10
Big Beast E-Bike | 07h15
Small Beast Open | 09H30
Small Beast E-Bike | 09H35

Please arrive at your starting batch at least 20 minutes before your batch starts. Please also make sure to keep traffic and parking time in mind towards the venue.


Whether you are riding the Big Beast or the Small Beast, you will have until 17H30 to finish the ride.

Check out the full list of cut-off times for the water points and finish below…

CSA License:

You will be required to have a Cycling SA Racing license or membership and will be asked for your license/membership number at the online entries portal.

If you do not have a racing license or membership with CSA, you will be required to buy a day license when entering, at a cost of R50.

You will be required to produce your CSA Digi-Card at registration to validate your license/membership number provided at entering.





Gravel/Mountain Bike

CSA Racing License




Gravel/Mountain Bike

CSA Membership/Day License





CSA Membership/Day License




Gravel/Mountain Bike

CSA Membership/Day License





CSA Membership/Day License


– Beast of the East by Drake Events is an official CSA Sanctioned Event. As such, all CSA rules apply.
– The race is predominantly on district roads, train service roads, single track and jeep track on farm roads. The sections on tar require you to obey the rules of the road at all times. When crossing a main road, Metro or Think Bike will be on hand, but always be aware of potential traffic dangers.
– The route will be marked but GPS devices are required.
– Helmets are compulsory
– No riders under 18 years old
– Do not litter!
– No outside assistance is allowed on route other than at the Feed Zone.
– No vehicles are allowed on route, other than entering and exiting the Feed Zone
– No drafting behind vehicles
– You can make your own arrangements to be picked up on route, if you can’t continue. Please notify race management of this arrangement.

For full race rules, please click on the link.


Don’t forget the essentials!


This is a full-service event so riders participating in the race will not need any back- up. Riders are however welcome to have family, friends and a backup team available at the Feed Zone.

No support outside of the designated feed zone area, at Leeuwspoor Wildreservaat, will be allowed and any transgression in this regard will lead to disqualification.

Elite & Vets riders are welcome to have their own team mechanic set up at the Feed Zone to assist their riders with any mechanicals. This is the only area that mechanical assistance is allowed.


Fully Stocked Water Points:

Every water point will be fully stocked with 32GI, ice, water, coke, banana’s and sweets. Every water point will then be stocked with a few unique items by the sponsors of the water point. This will be items such as chelsea buns, marmite sandwiches, potatoes, cookies, etc.

Water Points Distance:


Water Point 1 – 27km
Water Point 2 – 60km
Feeding Zone – 93km
Water Point 3 – 117km
Water Point 4 – 145km


Water Point 1 – 27km
Water Point 2 – 55km
Water Point 3 – 83km


Water Points will be at remote locations on the route with no ablution facilities. The Feeding Zone will be hosted at Leeuwspoor Wildreservaat with full amenities.

Cut-off Times:

Drake Events Management and Think Bike Marshals have 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 minimum pace and misses a time cut. If you are asked to load into a sweep vehicle, you may not disregard instruction and stay on your bike. No riders may stay out on the route behind the sweep vehicle due to liability and indemnity you agree to when entering the Beast of Magalies.

These times below are provisional and pending the final route.


Feeding Zone – 12H55
Water Point 3 – 14H35
Water Point 4 – 16H20
Finish – 17H30


Water Point 1 – 11H30
Water Point 2 – 13H45
Water Point 3 – 15H50
Finish – 17H30



The FEED ZONE is only available for riders on the BIG BEAST route.

– At 93km into the route, you have a great light lunch stop to look forward to, brought to you by Drake Events. The venue for the lunch stop is Leeuwspoor Wildreservaat.

– The recommended stopping time for lunch is 30 minutes for the average rider, but as it’s a race, it’s to your own discretion if you stop and how long you stop for.

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 70km.

– Charge your gps units at the Rapid Charge Solutions mobile charging station.
– The feed zone will be open from 09H30-13H00 for the various paced riders.
– If you arrive after 12H45, 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 13H00. All riders need to have departed from the lunch stop by 13H05, 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.



Small Bags:

This service is for the Big Beast riders only. All small bags will be taken to the lunch stop for you to make use of. Please note the small bags will only be back at the start/finish venue after the last rider has gone through lunch.

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. Don’t forget to collect your bag again at the finish.


* 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.


Born out of Lockdown, The Baron Deli Restaurant has a host of tasty items on its menu. The pizzas have been called the best in the Cradle of Humankind with other items such as Sticky bbq pork ribs, Beef burgers, Sirloin Steaks (are done on the coals in the pizza oven) Chocolate Brownies & Giant Choc Chip Cookies, etc. Their grazing boxes are freshly prepared from local and seasonal items and include a variety of the following products: Artisanal Breads, Deli Cold Cut Meats, Selection of Seasonal Fruits & Baby Veg, Locally Handcrafted Cheeses, Dips, Pestos, Pates, Preserves, Pickles, Nuts, Olives and the list goes on. For something sweet, there are hand crafted ice cream desserts and great coffees on offer.

Don’t worry, for those that think they have to dress up to come to the Deli, you don’t have too.

Children and pets are welcome, and may bring adults with them if they are well behaved! (The adults of course!)

Make a weekend of it and book yourself and the family in to one of the many rooms available. All accommodation bookings can be made directly with Greensleeves Medieval Kingdom – [email protected]


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Purchase your official Drake Events jersey and socks.

Want to join the “BLUE TRAIN”? Order your Drake Events Cycling Kit.
SOX – R100
Jersey by Van H – R1500
All orders for jerseys must be in by no later than 05 July.
Don’t forget to include your order on the registration form.


NL Photography will have photographers scattered all along the route from the start/finish to the feeding zone and everywhere you least expect them.

Keep that smile on your face as you never know where Nicolette and her team might be hiding for that perfect pic!

Photo’s will be made available post event with a mailer sent out to all participants as to where you can purchase & download those special shots from the day out.





But first, coffee!

Coffee will be available from VERY early in the morning and will be open all day.

Baron Deli & Co at Greensleeves have amazing food on offer and will be open all day. You can of course also enjoy a few of your favourite elixirs from their bar area. Nothing like delicious food and cold beer after a hard day in the saddle!Bring the family along for the day out. Relax and spend the day at the Greensleeves while your loved ones battle out the Beast of Magalies. It’s all about unwinding and getting away for the day!



While you are relaxing after your ride, we will give your bike a basic clean and wash with Squirt Bike Cleaner. 𝐒𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐭 𝐁𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐫 is a concentrated and biodegradable bicycle cleaner. The concentrate can be diluted 1:25 and still produce a heavy-duty cleaning solution. It is water based and does not contain any organic solvents.



Not only are BCycle Transport our bike carrier of choice, but they will also be our partner for the Bike Park. Drop your bicycle off after the race and relax at the hospitality area, knowing your bicycle is safe.


aQuelle Logo

We’re very excited to have aQuellé as our official water partner. On the long day out in the saddle, there’s not much more satisfying than ice cold aQuellé water. All the way from natural springs in KwaZulu-Natal to quenching your thirst on the outride, we thank aQuellé for their awesome contribution!


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*The purpose of Pug Rescue South Africa is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home Pugs in need, irrespective of their age, breed standard or health.
*They also offer sanctuary to Pugs who are not adopted and to the many aged Pugs in their care.
*They rescue in excess of 210 Pugs a year.
*Their rescues receive an extremely high standard of care at the Benoni sanctuary which affords them a home-from-home experience.
*The rehoming criteria is also extremely strict. Pug Rescue SA do not believe in “there is a home, here is a dog”, they re-home ” the right Pug to the right home ” and have an extremely low return rate.

Pug Rescue SA also founded the Thanda Inja Project in 2014. The Thanda Inja Project takes place in the Gabon and Chris Hani Informal Settlements in Daveyton, Benoni. The community Pug Rescue SA assists is impoverished and mostly unemployed. A welfare organisation doing welfare work.

Every second Tuesday Pug Rescue SA together with Dr Bernie Eales and other volunteer veterinarians offer free basic veterinary care to the dogs, cats and sometimes livestock in the community. Pug Rescue SA have a feeding scheme where over 450 registered dogs and 80 cats receive a bag of food every two weeks.

Drake Events has committed to give back in 2024 and will donate R20 per entry at every outride throughout the year.

Help us to help make a difference to a phenomenal organisation, doing amazing work every day!

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Price (pp)
BIG BEAST 164 km R 750.00
SMALL BEAST 102 km R 550.00

Event location
Greensleeves Medieval Kingdom, Muldersdrift

Coordinates -26.0318086, 27.7172219
Address Greensleeves Medieval Kingdom
City Muldersdrift
Province Gauteng

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