Lusus: Cycling Events
Lusus: Cycling Events

2019 Swartberg 100 Fondo's

Location: Prince Albert

Date: Friday, 26 April 2019 - Sunday, 28 April 2019


South Africa's Premier Gravel Bike Event !

Friday 26th3pm a social pre-race ride / leg stretch.5pm registration through to 8pm - Supper, refreshments and craft beer available on the event field.

Saturday 27th6:00 am Breakfast and late registration7:00 am Gran Fondo start - 170km and 3000m of climbing8:30 am Medio Fondo start - 55km farm roads, rolling hillsFull catering with lots of food choice all day, beer tent3pm prize-giving6:30 pm supper is served8:30 pm After-Party and music in the Main Marquee.

Sunday 28th.9:00 am Family breakfast / picnic ride - spectacular setting - all welcome. 8km or 16km or just come to the picnic in your car.

300 Luxury and Standard tents, hot showers and ablutions will be available on the event field.

Entries open 15th of June 2018

The Swartberg100, in true South African tradition, will be one of the toughest Gran Fondo's in the world. We have created a course that goes back to the days of old when mountain passes were all gravel and brave cyclists climbed them on single speed bikes weighing in at 16 kg. A course that allows us to pit our modern training knowledge and technology against an old foe, a road surface that isn't always friendly.​

Choose your weapon carefully for this race, too much rubber could slow you down, too little could make the gravel sectors a lot tougher. Watch those gears, not enough top end and you'll spin out on the flats, not enough bottom end and you'll be walking up those 14% inclines. - Bike choice is key...