Cape Argus Pick n Pay Mountain Bike Challenge

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Date: 02 March 2013 - 03 March 2013
Event Cost: Sat: 29km (R140), 13km (R80); Sun: 75km (R210), 52km (R190), 35km (R170)
Location: Boschendal Estate
Distance: Sat: Family Fun Day – 29km, 13km; Sun: MTB Challenge - 75km, 52km, 35km (experienced riders only!)

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Online Entries www.mtbchallenge.co.za
PRE-ENTRIES are CLOSED (no late entries)
REGISTRATION Thursday 28 February, The Limpopo Room, The River Club, Observatory, from 11h00 – 18h00, and Friday 1 March, Dirtopia Trail Centre at Delvera, R44, from 11h00 – 18h00

Costs and rider limits:

  • Saturday 13km:  R80 (R70 for PPA members) – limited to 800 riders
  • Saturday 29km:  R140 (R120 for PPA members) – limited to 1 000 riders
  • Sunday 35km:  R170 (R150 for PPA members) – limited to 1 000 riders
  • Sunday 52km:  R190 (R170 for PPA members) – limited to 750 riders
  • Sunday 75: R210 (R190 for PPA members) – limited to 600 riders

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Organised by: Race Office
Email: info@cycletour.co.za
Phone: 021 681 4333
Web: http://www.mtbchallenge.co.za

6 Ratings on “Cape Argus Pick n Pay Mountain Bike Challenge”

  1. SANJAY TEWARY March 4, 2013 at 7:17 am #
    SANJAY TEWARY's rating:

    THE CONDITIONS WERE TOUGH THE HEAT PLAYED A MAJOR FACTOR
    OVERALL IT WAS NOT A PLEASANT RACE

    I would give this race a 3 star rating

  2. Gerald March 4, 2013 at 11:40 am #
    Gerald's rating:

    Always a great event. The heat didn’t even get to me this year! There’s always an issue with the crowds though. Super impressed with the finish area. My kids had a ball. Kudos to the organisers.

  3. Kobus March 4, 2013 at 12:41 pm #
    Kobus's rating:

    Very Hot, well organized ride

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    Gavin Smith March 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm #
    Gavin Smith's rating:

    While the organisation was sublime and the location perfect I do feel cheated with the choice or route. As Erik Kleinhans mentioned in his comments that some sections were challenging I don’t in any way think this was the best MTBing this area has to offer the riders for a second. With Simonsberg and Hottentots-Holland the options to make a sublime, tough and technical mountain bikers course are there. A couple of hundred meters of single track and some totally unrideable sections don’t cut it. Endless looping through farm roads are a copout as they made up 95% of the route and this should be looked at and changed for 2014.

  5. moey March 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm #
    moey's rating:

    Being my first MTB race, it was tough, with the heat playing a major role.
    Overall, the 1st 22km’s were lovely, but the hills were taxing.
    Lovely venue and well organised

  6. Erhard Wolf March 6, 2013 at 1:49 pm #
    Erhard Wolf's rating:

    The organization was great. The venue and facilities were fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed the 35km route. Given the number of riders, the vineyard tracks gave ample opportunity to pass slower riders.

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