Maximum of 175 team entries, Don’t delay, get your entry in now!

Team Entries

All in

Race (+/- 70km per day):
R5500 per person (Including tented accommodation + all meals)

Trail (+/- 40km per day):
R5000 per person (Including tented accommodation + all meals)

Just race

Race (+/- 70km per day):
R3750 per person (Excluding tented accommodation + including lunch)

Trail (+/- 40km per day):
R3250 per person (Excluding tented accommodation + including lunch)

Glamping


Add R1000 per person to your option above (Bigger, better tents with stretcher beds and mattresses.)
Limited numbers – total of 15 tents only.

Solo Entries

All in

Race (+/- 70km per day):
R6500 per person (Including tented accommodation + all meals)

Trail (+/- 40km per day):
R6000 per person (Including tented accommodation + all meals)

Just race

Race (+/- 70km per day):
R4750 per person (Excluding tented accommodation + including lunch)

Trail (+/- 40km per day):
R4250 per person (Excluding tented accommodation + including lunch)

Glamping


Add R1000 per person to your option above (Bigger, better tents with stretcher beds and mattresses.)
Limited numbers – total of 15 tents only.

Race Village

The race village will be in the picturesque Cheerio Valley.

Accommodation will be in the form of a tented camp with ample clean toilets and hot showers. The venue boasts a large function area which will be perfect for catering, refreshment centre, chill zone and race office. Other facilities will include bike-wash, bike mechanical support, wellness area and more.

The entry will include:

  • Tented accommodation at the race village.
  • A unique mountain bike experience through the greater Magoebaskloof area.
  • 3 Stages and 3 night’s accommodation (Thursday to Saturday).
  • Delicious meals starting with dinner on Thursday evening all the way through to lunch on Sunday after the race.
  • Vegetarina, Halaan and Gluten Intolerant options available.
  • Ablution facilities.
  • Official Race Garment.

Magoeba Trek is a Cycling South Africa (CSA) sanctioned event and as such CSA rules apply. All riders must carry a valid CSA license.

Riders
1. All riders entering the Race must be 19 year or older on the first day of the event
2. All riders entering the Trail must be 15 years or older on the first day of the event
3. The team age category is based on the age of the youngest rider

Bicycle
1. Only mountain bikes are allowed
2. Bikes must be in good working order
3. A rider must start and finish the race on the same bike
4. The official Magoeba number board must be securely attached to the bike

Clothing and Equipment
1. A cycling helmet is required at all times during the race
2. Footwear must be enclosed
3. Appropriate riding attire, including a shirt, must be worn at all times
4. Eye protection is strongly recommended
5. At least 1 L liquid capacity for the Race and 500ml for the Trail
6. It is strongly recommended that each rider carry a mobile phone in case of emergency
7. Any personal medication required (e.g. epi pen) should be carried

Route
1. Riders must complete the entire distance of the race and responsibility for following the official route lies with the rider
2. A rider is not permitted to take any shortcuts or to omit a circuit or take other advantage of a similar nature against opponents.
3. If the rider exits the route for any reason, he/she must return to the route at the exact same point from which it was exited
4. Sections of the route are on district roads and The Magoeba does not have exclusive use of these roads. Please look out for of other traffic. Normal traffic regulations apply.
5. Compulsory portage sections will be signed as such. Riders must get off their bikes and walk/run from the point indicated and must not get back on until the signage or marshal instructs them to do so.

Assistance
1. A rider may receive technical assistance on the course from another rider but not from anyone outside the course
2. Outside seconding, feeding or assistance is permitted at Water Points only
3. Seconding vehicles are not permitted to follow the race route

Code of conduct
1. Riders are expected to be polite at all times, not use abusive or offensive language, adhere to instructions given by officials and act in a sporting manner
2. Riders should allow faster riders to overtake without obstructing
3. Please respect the beautiful landscape you are cycling through and do not litter.

Timing
1. Due to the size of the field, there will be no seeding of riders on Day 1. Seeding based on overall race position will be done on Day 2 and 3 for the top 6 teams in each race.
2. Riders must ride with his/her partner at all times
3. Riders who are separated by more than 2 minutes from their team partner at the Start and Finish will receive a time penalty of 1 hour
4. 3 time penalties will result in disqualification of the team
5. Team time will be based on the time at which the second team member crosses the line.
6. The finish line will be closed at 5pm on Friday and Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Any riders still on the course will be collected by the Sweeper vehicle and considered as not finishing the stage.
7. Cut off times may apply at certain points on the route and differ per stage. These will be communicated in the daily briefing. Any riders still on the course at the cut off time and point will be collected by the Sweeper vehicle and considered as not finishing the stage.

Disqualification and Penalties
Teams may be disqualified at the discretion of the Commissaire/ Race Office for infringement of the above rules. Where additional rule interpretation is required or where specific provision for any incident has not been made in these rules, the decision of the Commissaire will be final.

  • The race venue is Cheerio Gardens: www.cheeriogardens.co.za          
  • Coordinates: 23 53’ 33’’ S ; 29 57’ 13’’ E

Accommodation provided is a 2 man dome tent + 2 mattresses per team from Thursday to Saturday night

Bring your own bedding and pillow. A sleeping bag and a blanket is recommended as nights are chilly in August

Other items to pack

  • Torch
  • Towel
  • Personal toiletries and medication
  • Warm clothing for evenings
  • Rain jacket or similar just in case (although August is typically dry on the mountain)
  • Device charger

  • Meals included  are Dinner on Thursday night to Lunch on Sunday
  • Vegetarina, Halaal and Gluten Intolerant options available.
  • Light meals can be purchased by your supporters at the Chill Zone
  • There will be water points on the routes but don’t forget to bring along your preferred race nourishment!

  • A bike wash will be available
  • Vendors will be on hand to provide you with technical services should you need it.
  • Full bike service – R500 a day (R1000 for two days). 
  • For smaller problems people will be charge accordingly

  • Comprehensive EMS will be available throughout the event and at
  • EMS will be available at the race village should you require assistance after or before your ride
  • Physiotherapy services will be available.

There are a maximum of 175 team entries, so don’t delay,  get your entry in now!

    • Online entries close Friday 26th July 2019
    • Team entries only
    • Teams can be male only, female only or mixed
    • Race (+/- 70km per day): R11000 per team
    • Trail (+/- 40km per day): R10000 per team
    • Age Restrictions:
      • Race: 19+
      • Trail 15+
    • Category is determined by the age of the youngest rider in the team
    • Registration will be on a first come first served basis.
    • Your entry is only guaranteed once full payment is received.
    • Rider substitutions will be allowed until Friday 26 July 2019. After this date, substitutions and rider changes will be allowed on registration day at full entry prices (excluding team to solo change due to unforeseen circumstances) and will only take place under the adherence of the policies stated here.
    • Any rider changes will carry a R600 admin fee.
    • A 50% refund will be allowed until Friday 26 July 2019.
    • No transfers to 2020 will be allowed.

  • Massage therapists (6) – available from Friday 23 August after the first riders finish to Sunday 25 August around 14:00. 
  • They will provide pre-booked 30 minute massages at R 250.00 per 30 minute session.
  • Physiotherapists (3) – available from Friday 23 August after the first riders finish to Sunday 25 August around 14:00. 
  • They will provide pre-booked and walk-in hands on physiotherapy services at R300.00 per 30 – 45 minute session (depending on the availability of the therapists and the severity of the injury).

All massage and physiotherapy session pre-bookings can be made by contacting Carine van der Merwe at 084 556 1090 or emailing limpopo-treasurer@saphysio.co.za.  Pre-payments will be preferred via EFT or SnapScan (details of which will be provided when making a booking).  Possibility for payments will be available during the race as well via SnapScan or cash.

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