The race format will be 3 stages over 3 days, from one central venue in a clover leaf layout. Each Day will have 2 routes
- Day1 - Dap Naude Dam & The Woodbush
In the heart of the valley called the Magoebaskloof, built on the Broederstroom River, the Dap Naude dam is a popular fishing spot and provides cyclists with a fast, flowing section of scenic trails to get the adrenalin going as you head out on Day 1. The Woodbush forest reserve, nestled amidst a mountainous region known for its untouched indigenous forests and bird life, provides some challenging sections that will give you a taste of what’s to come. Exploring these magical forests on a bicycle is an opportunity not to be missed. Make no mistake - this is also climbing country, but the reward of a beer at Zwakala Brewery and reaching the end of Day 1 will be well worth it.
- Day 2 - Haenertsburg & the Iron Crown
Haenertsburg is a tiny, beautiful town in the verdant and mountainous Magoebaskloof area of Limpopo. Day 2 will see cyclists in the Race cross rivers and cobblestones before heading up the notorious Rocky Horror climb to reach the summit of the renowned Iron Crown mountain, more than 2100 metres above sea level, the highest point in the Limpopo Province. The descent offers sweeping views of the area, but comes with some tricky sections, steep downhill single track and then a fast stretch home. Save something in the tank for Day 3!
- Day 3 - Stanford Lake & Ebenezer Dam
Bursting with fast, fun single track, the final day will have your pulse racing as you navigate the trails, power up the climbs and sail around the edges of the vast Ebenezer Dam. Passing through Stanford Lake College, the route includes bridges, single track, jeep track, a short, sharp hill to take your breath away, and enough scenery to make your wife and aunty jealous! Ending with a section of sheer fun through Cheerio Gardens itself, this is the best way to ride a bike and experience Magoebaskloof!
(+/- 70km daily)
+/- 1500m of elevation gain/day
(+/- 40km daily)
+/- 800m of elevation gain/day
Day1 - Magoebaskloof and Woodbush
Explore the beauty of South Africa’s second largest indigenous forest
Day 2 - Haenertsburg and Iron crown
Along the Broederstroom, through the picturesque little village and to the highest point in Limpopo at 2200m
Day 3 - Wolkberg and Ebenezer Dam
Around Ebenezer dam, skirting the Letaba Gorge, loaded with single-track