Post-Lockdown Goal #68: Find The G-Spot

The G-Spot is one of Stellenbosch's legendary trails. Here is a soothing raw take; just a man, a bike and some crickets. Raw, and real.

By Tim Brink |

The G-Spot is one of Stellenbosch mountain biking’s legendary trails, situated riding distance from the centre of town and offering a technical test for experienced riders and novices alike. The whos-who of mountain biking hone their skills here before the Absa Cape Epic; who can forget Lars Forster’s epic (sorry) off in the days just after the 2020 event was cancelled.

It is also a hallowed place, this G-Spot, a difficult thing to find in the noise of modern life. Rider Max Sullivan and cinematographer André Hugo – André brought us the exquisite look at the mountain biking possibilities on that most remote of islands, St Helena, a few months back – headed out there just before lockdown and resisted the temptation to add a noisy soundtrack – just the raw sounds of tyres crunching gravel, the wind in the wheels and a chorus of crickets for accompaniment.

There you have it. A minute of raw magic; something to look forward to once lockdown is behind us.

G-spot Trail was built by Mark Gordon a good few years ago, with the vision that it would bring riders together from all over Stellenbosch and give them a fun environment to ride and improve their skills, and is home to some of the area’s most hotly-contested Strava segments. People from all over the world come to train in this remarkable environment and with some of the country’s best single track on offer, it’s no wonder they keep coming back.


You can watch Andre’s St Helena video here, for a little extra stoke:

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