Witklip MTB Winter Classic - Gauteng
Location: Witklip Farm, Bronkhorstspruit
Date: 14 July 2018
The Witklip MTB Winter Challenge is one of the best and most popular winter events in the country with a late morning start (9:00am), pre-race sherry shots and bonfires to beat the cold, amazing food prepared by the locals, moer coffee with condense milk, a beer tent with craft beer and live music, fantastic farm trails and the list goes on! So the bottom line is... be there!
Event Date: Saturday, 14 July 2018
Venue: Witklip Farm, Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng
Distances: 50km / 27km / 10km
Start time: 50km -09:00am | 27km - 09:20am | 10km - 09h40
Entry Fees: 10km - R110 / 27km - R170 / 50km -R210
ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE ON FRIDAY, 13 JULY AT 14h00
On-the-day entries will be allowed at a R20 surcharge.
Route Description:The 10km and 27 km routes are fast with only one or two short technical section. Lots of single track and easy jeep track. Both these routes are easy ridable.
The 50km route consist of single track, jeep track, farm road and cattle track. There is one proper climb up the mountain at around the 14km mark where the King & Queen Of The Mountain titles are up for grabs. This route also has a few short technical sections and one bridge at the river crossing.
PRE-REGISTRATIONS & RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS:Pre-registrationsAvoid the queues on Saturday! Race number collection will be available on Friday between 14:30 and 17:30. Venue to be confirmed.
Race day registrationThose who cannot collect their race numbers on Friday, can collect it at the registrations table in the race village on race morning from 07h00 to 08h50
On-the-day entries will also be available at a R20 surcharge(cash & SnapScan only). Race boards and numbers:The timekeeping guys (BoutTime) will supply the race boards so participants DO NOT have to bring SA Seeding boards or any timing tags.
DIRECTIONS TO WITKLIP FARMGPS Coordinates of Race Village
25°53'45.1"S 28°46'43.9"E(-25.895859, 28.778871)
GOOGLE MAP PINThis drop pin will take you to the main turn-off into Witklip Farm where you will see the big white rock (Witklip) as in the photo below. From here just follow the signs that will take you to the race village.
MANUAL DIRECTIONS FROM PRETORIA Take the N4 to BronkhorstspruitTake the Bronkhorst East off-ramp and at the stop at the top, turn right onto the R25Continue for 1km & then turn left (Godrich Toyota will be on your right) onto the R960After about 2 km the tar road will turn into a gravel road.Follow the gravel road for 6.5km until you get to a BIG white rock (Witklip) as in the photo below. Here you will turn left into the farm.From here you can simply follow the signs to the actual race village.
MEDALS & PRIZESResults will be for all categories in all distances but there will only be cash prizes for the overall winners of the main race (the 50km). Medals to all finishersNB. All winners MUST be at prize-giving to receive their prizes. TimekeepingTimekeeping will be done and published by www.bouttime.co.za.Participants will get live results as well as instant seeding point updates on nationaltrailseeding.co.za.Riders can use there National Trail seeding boards or get a temporary boards at registrations.
Those who don't have permanent National Trail Seeding boards ( NOT SA Seeding), can purchase it online with their entries.
Waterpoints:There will be 3 water points on the 50km route, 2 water points on the 27km route and no water point on the 10km route. We always advise riders to also carry water with them.
Products on display and for sale:Our sponsors and partners will have stands at the event where riders, family and friends can view and buy all the latest sport products.
Food & Drinks:Lovely farm style food like boerie rolls, jaffles, pancakes, "moer" koffie with condense milk, beer tent and a great vibe in the chill zone can also be enjoyed afterwards so bring the whole family.