Entries are open for the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge. This exciting event returns to the beautiful Simonsberg Conservancy on the first Saturday of March 2019, kick-starting the annual Cape Town Cycle Tour Lifecycle Week.
The Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge traditionally offers something for every skill and fitness level and 2019 will once again feature routes that tick all the boxes.
The three trails – 20km, 40km and 60km – were each designed by Dirtopia’s trail-building expert, Meurant Botha, and take in the finest riding in the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy.
The routes were consolidated into one day and a new venue was introduce in 2018 with great success, this format will continue in 2019. The short route offers a great mix of scenery – from sheltered forest sections to high, open vineyards – and is perfect for those still honing their MTB skills or looking for an enjoyable ride with family and friends. The two longer routes (40km or 60km) are tougher and more technical and aimed at the pros and serious enthusiasts.
“Holding all the MTB challenges in one place and on one day makes for an amazing atmosphere, with mountain-bikers of all levels enjoying the thrill of the routes and the celebrations afterwards,” explains David Bellairs, Marketing, Media and Sponsorship Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust.
“Whatever your abilities, you’ll have the time of your life, racing these routes. The 20km includes a stretch of jeep track, while the more challenging 40km and 60km routes offer some of the most spectacular Simonsberg single-track riding on farms like Muratie, Kanonkop, Delheim, Uitkyk. It just doesn’t get any better,” says Bellairs.
The 2018 event was at near capacity across all routes, and entries for the 2019 event are bound to sell out fast.
Venue: The Purple Windmill, off the R44, Klapmuts
Entry fees: 60 km – R320 (R300 for PPA members), 40 km – R265 (R245 for PPA members), and 20 km – R185 (R165 for PPA members)
Online entries opened on 1 November 2018. For more information on the 2019 event, visit www.capetowncycletour.com.
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DetailsDate: March 2
Time: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: RR185 - R320
The Purple Windmill, off the R44, Klapmuts