MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE

17 FEB 2019 

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

 

17 February 2019

ADDO POLO CLUB, ADDO, EASTERN CAPE

COLLECTION OF RACE PACKS

Friday 15 Feb: 09h00 - 19h00, Pollok Beach, Summerstrand
Saturday 16 Feb: 09h00 - 13h00, Pollok Beach, Summerstrand
Saturday 16 Feb: 18h00 - 19h00, Addo Polo Club, Addo

*NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE 27TH JANUARY 2019

START TIMES

Start/Finish: Addo Polo Club
06h00 80km Extreme
06h15 60km Adventure
06h30 30km Powerade Leisure Challenge
07h00 5km Powerade Kiddies’ Challenge
07h15 500m Powerade Toddlers’ Dash

PRIZE GIVING

Where: Addo Polo Club
Time: 12h00

ONLINE ENTRIES: 

Open: 1 September 2018
Close:  27 January 2019 at Midnight

EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEES

MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE

    80KM

       Extreme

    R250

    60KM

       Adventure     

    R190

    30KM

       Leisure

    R135

    5KM

       Kiddies Ride

    R60

    500M

       Toddlers Dash

    R30

    106KM + 80KM

       Ultimate Quest

    R380

      DATE

      DISTANCE

           RACE

       AGE

     COST

     17 Feb

     80km

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

     19+

     R250

     17 Feb

     60km

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

     15+

     R190

     17 Feb

     30km

     Leisure Challenge  
     Children 13 years and older can enter.

     13+

     R135

     17 Feb

     5km

     Powerade Kiddies Challenge  
     Children of all ages can enter.

     All

     R60

     17 Feb

     500m

     Powerade Toddlers’ Dash  
     Children of all ages can enter.

     All

     R30

ULTIMATE QUEST 

      DATE

      DISTANCE

           RACE

       AGE

     COST

     17 Feb
     25 Feb

      80km
      106km

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

        19+

     R380

     17 Feb
     25 Feb

      80km
      106km

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

        19+

     R380

 

mountain bike RACE ROUTES 

80km Route

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The first 10km is on reasonably 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. Just after Dung Beetle Hill, at the first water point, riders have a few more kilometres of gravel road before the real fun begins or as Oli Munnik puts it, “you hop onto the amusement park rides”.

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. Here you'll encounter some of the new additions to the route: The Rabbit Hole, The Corkscrew and Berm Lane to name a few. We challenge you to come out of there without a smile on your face. After some fun on the Hayterdale XCO track, it's back to the hard work as you begin your climb up the Zuurberg Pass. If you’re not in contention for the KOM title, take a moment to appreciate the panoramic views over the Sundays River Valley. 

Not long after cresting the Zuurberg climb, we send you back into singletrack for a 5km white-knuckle downhill after which the route continues over undulating singletrack for several kilometres, at times hugging the Addo Elephant National Park - so keep a look out for elephants and lions on the other side of the fence.
True to its “Extreme” title, the 80km route still has a few physical and technical challenges in store for riders before they re-join the 60km course en route to the finish, including a singletrack climb towards Camp Figtree known as Louis’ Hill and Zorr’s Rollercoaster, 

The 80km route join into the 30km route for the final flat(ish) 15km to the finish.

Download the 80km route file: GPX   TCX  


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. Just after Dung Beetle Hill, a few kilometers past the first water point, the real fun begins (or as Oli Munnik puts it, “you hop onto the amusement park rides”).

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. Here you'll encounter some of the new additions to the route: The Rabbit Hole, The Corkscrew and Berm Lane to name a few. After the Hayterdale XCO track (the 60km route excludes the most technically challenging XCO sections), it's back to the hard work as you begin your climb up the Zuurberg Pass, take a moment to appreciate the panoramic views over the Sundays River Valley.

Not long after cresting the Zuurberg climb, we send you back into singletrack for a 5km white-knuckle downhill after which the 60km route splits and heads back towards the finish through the Intsomi Game Reserve, which is stocked with giraffe, zebra, kudu and several species of smaller antelope.

The 60km & 80km routes join into the 30km route for the final flat(ish) 15km to the finish.

Download the 60km route file: GPX   TCX


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.  

Download the 30km route file: GPX   TCX  

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. Below are the rates for February 2019.

  • Visitors are permitted to bring their own tent along with them for the camp site at R100 per adult and R50 per child under 12, per night.
  • Luxury tents are available at R600 per tent, which includes linen with beds and mattresses. 
  • Luxury tents available at R450 per tent, which includes beds and mattresses only. Riders and spectators will need to bring their own linen/sleeping bags.

Booking Terms:

  • Luxury tents sleeps 2. The same rate applies for single occupant.
  • The tent will be ready and waiting for you upon arrival.
  • Ablutions and gas showers are available for your convenience.

Contact information:

  • For tent bookings contact: Siska van der Bijl on Siska@addoadventure.co.za or click here to book your space http://bit.ly/2PrW2hI
  • Any other queries contact: Any other queries contact: Rodney Bolton - 082 551 0375 or Hilton Keeton - 084 702 9925