MTN National MTB Series – XCM #5 Wellington Gravel Travel

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Date: 11 May 2013 - 12 May 2013
Event Cost: Ultra (R250), Marathon (R220), Half (R190), Fun race (R110)
Location: Diemersfontein wine & country estate, Wellington
Distance: Sat: 110km (07h45), 75km (07h50);
Sun: 40km (08h00), 20km (08h30), 5km Kiddies ride (08h40)


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REGISTRATION and LATE ENTRIES Diemersfontein, Friday 10 May, from 16h00 – 20h00, Saturday 11 May, from 06h30 – 09h00 and Sunday 12 May, from 06h30 – 08h30

Late Entry Fees

Fun Race – R160.00
Half Marathon – R240.00
Marathon – R270.00
Ultra – R300.00

Event Summary:

This event takes place on farm roads and jeep tracks heading away from Diemersfontein, through the vineyards and farms of Wellington, crossing the Bainskloof Pass road and heading towards Groenberg Mountain. The well-balanced, fast route is jam-packed with beautiful views, fynbos, historic farmsteads, stream crossings and vineyard settings, passing many of the local award-winning cellars. Expect fast flowing single track, technically within reach of everyone (check the website for video clips of single track as they are built!).

The route is not suitable for beginners as there are parts that are fairly steep and technical. The 105km will finish with some tough riding in the Hawekwa Plantation on the slopes of Du Toitskloof.

We will also have a 5km kiddies ride in the venue so bring along your kids to the event, they will have a ball!

Bike wash facilities will be available at the finish area.

3 Ratings on “MTN National MTB Series – XCM #5 Wellington Gravel Travel”

  1. Frank May 13, 2013 at 8:48 am #
    Frank's rating:

    Well organised race. Lots of single track. Was a tuff race but enjoyed it very much.

  2. willem ockhuys May 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm #
    willem ockhuys's rating:

    Superb race nd i loved the single tracks…cant wait for next rave on diemersfontein

  3. Cameron May 22, 2013 at 12:49 pm #
    Cameron's rating:

    Awesome race!

    Excellent weather, stunning/beautiful area, endless amazing single track (most I have ever done in a single race), great water tables (potatoes, energy bars, oranges, water, coke, 2 flavours of energade, clean, friendly people).

    Make sure you are fit especially if you do the 110km ultra or 75km marathon. It is a LONG ass way with 2000-3000m of climbing. You climb nearly a 1000m in the ~10km.

    The sections names were amusing even through the severe suffering: Green Mamba, Stairway to heaven, etc.

    Pity you can get stuck behind a slower rider on the single track (which is near endless) and you then have to hang onto your breaks till you hands are lame. Maybe it’s a good thing, cause I might throw myself into a bush/off a cliff pushing the boundaries ;-)

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