Cool Ideas Cradle Mountain Trophy
April 6 @ 7:30 am - April 7 @ 5:00 pm
Welcome to the 10th edition of the most popular 2-day mountain biking stage race – The Cool Ideas Cradle Mountain Trophy. Can you believe it? The 10th edition of this awesome race. This year we’ve added some Trail Running adventures to the menu, so a great sporting weekend all round.
This two-day mountain biking event always promises to be an exhilarating experience and will take place over the weekend of 6th and 7th of April 2019.
This is without a doubt the most popular, engaging and spectacular 2-day event in and around Gauteng.
The beauty of this event is that it takes place at Maropeng in the heart of The Cradle of Humankind, so there is no long drive to the start. And the weekend caters for riders of all abilities – offering distances from 75km, 45km to 25km.
If you have done this mountain biking event before, you will know that The Cool Ideas Cradle Mountain Trophy promises a fantastic offering of single track, plus some challenging off-road and, of course, some good technical aspects. But do remember that we call this the “Mountain Trophy” for good reason. It is not all flat. We will be making good use of tracks and trails which have previously been used for private events.
If you are training for Joburg2C, The Great Kei Trek, or Sani, then this must be an event that’s on your training schedule.
MOUNTAIN BIKE OPTIONS
Riders will have the option of competing in four different events, namely:
The Cradle Mountain Trophy – 75km on Saturday the 6th and 40km on Sunday the 7th of April – Stage 1: 75km of exhilarating riding, beautiful views, a few hills and much, much more (Start time: 07h30)
Stage 2: 45km of even more unbelievable riding. (Start time: 08h00)
Solo riders only – no teams.
The Cradle Mountain Challenge – 75km on Saturday the 6th (Solo riders only)
Saturday Start time: 07h30
The Cradle Mountain Adventure – 45km on Sunday the 7th of April – (Solo riders only. New Junior < 19 category included.) Sunday Start Time: 08h15 The Mini Cradle Mountain Adventure – 25km on Sunday the 7th of April – (Solo riders only. New Junior < 19 category included.) Sunday Start Time: PLEASE NOTE – 07.30