Lusus: Cycling Events
Lusus: Cycling Events

Wolseley MTB

Location: Mountain Ridge Winery Wolseley

Date: 11 August 2018


Event Date2018-08-11Distances60 km, 40 km, 25 km, 8 kmEvent starting times60 km @ 08h30; 40 km @ 08h45; 25 km @ 09h00; 8 km @ 09h15Prize giving/cut off13h00VenueMountain Ridge Wine CellarOrganizersKarin BrandEmail[email protected]Enquiries Phone Number:079 306 1042Entries close2018-08-10Enter!1m5!1m4!1i14!2i9066!3i9808!4i256!2m3!1e0!2sm!3i422121568!3m9!2sen-US!3sUS!5e18!12m1!1e68!12m3!1e37!2m1!1ssmartmaps!4e0&token=70624

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Report a map error DESCRIPTIONThe Wolseley MTB Funride consists of 4 main routes .There is a 60km, 40km and 28km route, as well as an 8km kiddies’ ride and Trail Run.The routes are designed by our local Epic cyclist, Neels Zeeman. They start with a gentle climb before descending to the Breede River, with a necessary tar road crossing over the river. The routes then follow farm tracks through the local orchards, meeting the famous Waterval Mountains at Verrekyker Farm with an epic climb of Kluitjieskraal Pass lying in wait for the 60km riders.After the split from the shorter routes, the 40 km follows a climbing jeep track and various loops along the side of the mountain in the Kluitjieskraal Forest before returning to Mountain Ridge through more local farm land. The flattish 25 km route is aimed at the more inexperienced rider and returns from the bottom of Kluitjieskraal via farm roads and orchards.After climbing the Pass, the 60 km route skirts the hidden Suurvlakte plateau before ascending out the valley and then descending the sometimes treacherous jeep track to the waterfall crossing, where bike and rider will get a bit wet, depending on the depth of the river. The route then returns via the lower forestry ground, but along energy sapping undulations such as Ben Hur (Rooibult), where the gradients can cause a pride-denting dismount before joining the shorter routes for the home stretch.THE FINISHMountain Ridge Cellar will be the host of the start and finish of the event. They will also be open for wine tasting and sales. The monthly Ramkiekie Farmers Market will also be at the venue, which is a market consisting of local produce and crafts. There will also be food to eat, a pudding table with real traditional puddings, and hot coffee for sale.Once you have finished your ride there are hot showers available, and then please join us at the Market for some replenishment, live music and the enjoyable warm and local hospitality.Pre-EntriesLate EntriesDistanceEntry FeePPA Discounted Entry FeeEntry FeePPA Discounted Entry Fee60 kmR300R250R400R35040 kmR250R200R250R30025 kmR200R150R250R2008 kmR70R70DIRECTIONS TO VENUETake the N1 from Cape Town towards Worcester. Turn left towards Ceres some 30 km after the Tunnel. Proceed for approx another 35 km towards Wolseley/Ceres. Mountain Ridge turn-off will be on your right shorty after the railway bridge. Carry on for 1 km and the cellar will be on your left. GPS Coordinates: 33°28’426 S E019°12.150 ENOTESChildren u/12 will be allowed on the 20 km and 5 km routes and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This family event offers a “mini-fair” atmosphere and Ramkiekie Farmer’s Market with local wine estate stalls for the adults; interesting home industry stalls and food stalls.Remember to display your Racetec MTB frame number. No helmet, no ride. No Racetec MTB frame number , no time. Non members can purchase a Racetec MTB board for R25 once off. The board includes the timing chips and can be used at all MTB events timed by Racetec.