Voet van Afrika MTB Race
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 06:00 @ Bredasdorp, Western Cape


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MTB RACE DISTANCES: 57km, 47km, 33km, 15km
ENTRY FEE: 57km R240, 47km R220, 33km R200, 15km R120
REGISTRATION: From 6h00 (Late registration +R50 Admin Fee)
RACE BRIEFING: 10 mins before the start
STARTING TIME: 57km: 07h30, 47km: 07h40, 33km: 08h00, 15km: 08h20
VENUE : Glaskasteel, Bredasdorp, Overberg
COORDINATES: Googe GPS: 34°32'23. 20°02'48.9"E
PRE-ENTRIES CLOSE: 12 October 2017
No refunds once you've entered.
GOODY BAGS for 1st 100 online entries!
PRIZE GIVING: 13H00
PRIZES: 1st place Medal and Gift box for each category winner & Medals for all participants -  No Prize money 

CATEGORIES: Male & Female
57km: Overall, Junior (17-18), Senior (19+), Sub-Vet (30-39), Vets (40-49), Master (50-59), Gr Master (60+)
44km: Youth (15-16), Junior (17-18), Senior (19+), Sub-Vet (30-39), Vets (40-49), Master (50-59), Gr Master (60+)
33km :Youth (15-16), Junior (17-18), Senior (19+), Sub-Vet (30-39), Vets (40-49), Master (50-59), Gr Master (60+)
15km : Nippers (8-10), Sprogs (11-12), Sub-junior (13-14), Open (15+) Under 16 only but anybody can enter
Helmets mandatory for all racers

Route Descriptions:

15km MTB

Going through town, following the POELIESIEKAR :) , riders will be on their own from km 1,6km. A really nice introductionary into mountain biking – this ride will allow the kiddies to really “gooi-mal.” This route consists of tar, gravel, sandy and rocky terrains but in a very mild manner. Mixing open roads with single track and some bridges along the way will have all the elements of what a short enjoyable MTB ride should be.

After 12km, all the entrants will re-group on the west-side of Bredasdorp and then be escorted back through the town by the local POELIESMAN :) before crossing the line in one BEEG HAPPY YELLING BUNCH OF COYOTES!... And that’s how real MTBing should be!

57km MTB

Starting out through the main street of Bredasdorp, riders will head towards Napier in a friendly, neighbourly fashion for the first 1,6km, being in a neutral zone. As the flag drops you are welcome to do your bit towards “when all hell breaks loose.” For the next 8.6km you will ride through beautiful farm roads, single track and jeep track, steadily but almost unbeknown, climbing all the time.

Split at km 8,6:

Here the 33km (BLUE) & 57km (RED) riders will turn left up the mountain and pass our municipal dam, visible on the left. This is for most part a non-technical climb and will be enjoyed by all – it’s a nice balance of climbs and flatter, resting sections and will have rewarding views and water points at the top.

Split at km 13,3:

Here the 33km (BLUE) riders turn left and will cross a century old stonewall to head down the mountainside - ELIM direction. This downhill is only difficult if you want to become a new-born hero, ending up as a zero - ride within your capability and we’ll see you in one piece at the finish. Once at the bottom, riders will, at km 17, meet up with the 47km & 57km cyclists and share the same route back home for the final 16km.

The 57km (RED) cyclists go straight through a beautiful fynbos stand of Protea Compacta flowers and head westerly along the mountains. At km 16, they will go down a somewhat technical but hugely rewarding single track section followed by an exhilarating downhill with almost breakneck speeds, BUT, be careful please. At the bottom at km 19,7, they will rejoin the 47km (PURPLE) blokes, at least the same route and might catch some of them later on.

The 47km (PURPLE) riders will carry on straight and have the luxury of another almost flattish but rolling 9km section before they head up the renowned Napier mountain towards the MAST.

Once the 47km & 57km riders have reached the top, going around the mast, they will then pass a waterpoint and start going down one of the most enjoyable and somewhat technical downhill sections, ever! This is actually the start of the home-run and if you don’t have fun all the way home, something is seriously wrong with you and you should seek help or apply for an old age pension…!

At the 16km mark all the 33, 47 & 57 riders are back together on the same route and it will be a fast adrenaline run all the way… ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY!!

Conditions of entry

• There are no refunds
• The organizers take no responsibility if routemarkers have gone missing thus leading to confusion for riders - circumstances will be thoroughly investigated
• Substitutions will be accepted
• The MTB Race will take place regardless of bad weather and will only be cancelled, re-routed or stopped for reasons of safety. In such cases, results will be issued at the discretion of the organisers
• No time-trial bars may be used
• All photographic or video material of participants made by the organisers or their assignees during any activity deemed to be part of the Voet van Afrika MTB Race, shall be free for use by the organisers in any matter relating to the event at any time in the present or future
• First over the line wins
• Riders must be in attendance at the prizegiving or forfeit prizes
• Prizes will not be given afterwards

Contact: Southernmost Foundation
Phone: 028 425 1063
Email: [email protected]
http://www.southernmostfoundation.co.za/voet-van-afrika-2017
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/voetmtbchallenge/

More information: www.southernmostfoundation.co.za/voet-van-afrika-2017


Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
57km 57 km 07:30 R 240.00
47km 47 km 07:40 R 220.00
33km 33 km 08:00 R 200.00
15km 15 km 08:20 R 120.00

Event location
Glaskasteel Bredasdorp, Bredasdorp

Route information
Coordinates -34.5360043, 20.0470419
Address Recreation Street, Bredasdorp, Overberg
City Bredasdorp
Province Western Cape


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