MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE

16 FEBRUARY 2020 

RACE INFO

Venue - Race Pack Collection - Start Times

RACE ROUTES

80km Extreme - 60km Adventure - 30km Leisure

GENERAL INFO

Race Village - Results - Accomodation

MOUNTAIN BIKE race info

 

16 February 2020

ADDO POLO CLUB, ADDO, EASTERN CAPE

COLLECTION OF RACE PACKS

To be confirmed.

*NO ONLINE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLINE AFTER TUESDAY 28TH JANUARY 2020. LATE CHARITY ENTRIES WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ON RACE PACK COLLECTION DAYS.

PRIZE GIVING

Where: Addo Polo Club
Time: 12h00

ONLINE ENTRIES: 

Open: September 2019
Close:  Tuesday, 28 January 2020 at Midnight

early bird ENTRY FEES 2020

MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE

    80KM

       Extreme

    R330

    60KM

       Adventure     

    R250

    30KM

       Leisure

    R180

    5KM

       Kiddies Ride

    R60

    500M

       Toddlers Dash

    R30

    106KM + 80KM

       Ultimate Quest

    R510

      DATE

      DISTANCE

           RACE

       AGE

     COST

     16 Feb

     80km

     Extreme  
     Entrants should be physically fit and technically advanced for this event.

     19+

     R330

     16 Feb

     60km

     Adventure  
     Entrants should be physically fit and technically skilled for this event.

     15+

     R250

     16 Feb

     30km

     Leisure Challenge  
     Children 13 years and older can enter.

     13+

     R180

     16 Feb

     5km

     Powerade Kiddies Challenge  
     Children of all ages can enter.

     All

     R60

     16 Feb

     500m

     Powerade Toddlers’ Dash  
     Children of all ages can enter.

     All

     R30

ULTIMATE QUEST 

      DATE

      DISTANCE

           RACE

       AGE

     COST

     16 Feb
     23 Feb

      80km
      106km

     106km Road and 80km MTB   
     This is the standard entry for all amateur athletes, with or without a CSA license.

        19+

     R510

     16 Feb
     23 Feb

      80km
      106km

     106km Road and 80km MTB - Professional  
     Reserved for professional athletes / teams and athletes with a CSA domestic racing license.

        19+

     R510

 

mountain bike RACE ROUTES 

80km Route

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The first section of the race is on reasonably flat gravel roads as you meander through citrus orchards and along irrigation canals. Your first climb and your first water point greets you at the around the 10km mark. The water point is located halfway up Dung Beetle Hill. Shortly after the waterpoint your route splits from the 30km loop as you turn right and head towards the Zuurberg Mountains for some serious climbing and singletrack fun.

At the 2nd water point, around the 20km mark you take a sharp turn off the gravel road and enter the first of many singletrack sections through Hayterdale Trails. Wooden bridges, flowing singletrack, challenging climbs and exhilarating downhill's will keep you on your toes.

A bit of fun on the Hayterdale Cross Country track should lift your spirits before you begin the main climb of the day, the Zuurberg Pass. If you’re not in contention for the KOM/QOM title, take a moment to appreciate the panoramic views over the Sundays River Valley on your way up. The route continues up the Zuurberg Pass which sees you climb 376m over 9km. The KOM/QOM sprint hotspot is at the top of the climb, 33km into the race, near the Zuurberg Mountain Inn. This is also where your 3rd waterpoint is situated.

The good news is you've now reached the highest point on the route and can enjoy a long downhill which traverses several kilometres of new, purpose built singletrack.

The 4th waterpoint is at 48km where you'll cross the Zuurberg road for the final time and then make your way through the Intsomi Game Reserve. An unmanned / self service waterpoint is at the 55km mark should you find yourself running low on fluids.

You rejoin the other routes at 65km and then its a flat, easy stretch of gravel road to the finish line punctuated by the final waterpoint at 72km.


60km Route

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The first 10km follows relatively flat gravel roads and jeep track as you meander through citrus orchards and along irrigation canals. A short climb up Dung Beetle Hill will give you your first opportunity to get your heart rate up. Waterpoint 1 is situated halfway up this climb.

Just after Dung Beetle Hill your route splits from the 30km route with a 90 degree right hand turn. You'll have a few kilometres of open road before the real fun begins, the legendary Hayterdale singletrack awaits.

At the 2nd water point, around the 20km mark you take a sharp turn off the gravel road and this is where the real mountain biking begins. Make sure you top up your water bottles as the hard work is about to begin, and its 20km to the next (3rd) waterpoint. After a few kilometres of playing in the singletrack it's time to get the heart rate up as you begin your climb up the Zuurberg Pass starting at the 25km mark. The climb is 4km in length with an elevation gain of 238m.

Camp Figtree marks the highest point on your route at around the halfway mark. A new addition to the 60km route, Zorrs Rollercoaster follows. This is an undulating contour path along the side of the mountain requiring skill and focus to keep your momentum through the ups and downs.

Your reward for making it this far is a 7km downhill that drops you into the Intsomi Game Reserve and the 3rd water point (unmanned / self-service) at the 40km mark.

From here you'll re-join the 30km route for the final stretch to the finish line with water point 4 at the 50km mark.


30KM ROUTE

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The 30km route takes riders along relatively flat open gravel roads and jeep track through the Citrus orchards and along the irrigation canals of Addo. The non technical route with only 366m of climbing is designed for the Mountain Biker looking to enjoy a leisurely day out in the beautiful surrounds of Addo.  

MTB ACCOMODATION

ADDO POLO CLUB

The Addo Polo Club - the heart and home of The Herald Continental Cycle Tour MTB races, showcase the magnificent beauty of  the stunning Addo region. Camping facilities will be made available to riders and spectators on-site. 2020 bookings will be available soon.

mtb RACE PRIZE MONEY

80km extreme MEN

  • 1st place R7000.00

  • 2nd place R4500.00

  • 3rd place R2500.00

  • 4th place R1500.00

  • 5th place R1000.00

80km extreme woMEN

  • 1st place R7000.00

  • 2nd place R4500.00

  • 3rd place R2500.00

60km adventure MEN

  • 1st place R1200.00

  • 2nd place R800.00

  • 3rd place R500.00

60km adventure woMEN

  • 1st place R1200.00

  • 2nd place R800.00

  • 3rd place R500.00