Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge

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Date: 03 March 2018
Time: 07h00
Organisers: Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust
Distance: 55; 40, 30, 20, 14
Province: Western Cape
Start: Le Bonheur Wine Estate
Simonsberg Conservatory
Klapmuts off the R44
Race Changes 01 Feb 2018
Race Name changed changed from Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge - Two Days to Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge .
Race Date changed changed from 2018/01/01 to 2018/03/03.
Contact 1: Race Office
(Work) 087-8207223

Contact 2: Dirtopia
(Work) 021-8844752
(Cell) 083-2845932
Entry Details:

Pre-entries: Entries for the 2018 event will be limited to 4,750 riders. No late entries are accepted at the start for the 55 kilometre or the 40 kilometre routes.

Route Description:
Difficulty Rating: 0. Route Type:

There are five specially designed routes which include a 14, 20, 30, 40 and 55 kilometre routes which go through some of the wine farms in the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy and are specially designed to cater for cyclists of all levels and various needs and interests.

The 55 kilometre marathon ride is a tough mountain bike test with big climbs, technical single track sections and fast, rocky descents. This route should not be attempted by novice mountain bikers as it is as much a test of technical ability as fitness. The challenge is there and will test your single track skills and will even present you with a river crossing or two.

Cape Town Cycle Tour Day 1 - 55 km
The shorter 40 kilometre ride goes over the Simonsberg in a westerly direction. Here you will be treated to beautiful vineyard views together with some testing climbs towards Plaisir de Merle Estate. Finally the route returns to Boschendal for a fast, flat finish. This event is aimed at capable and experienced riders. It is important to stay in control of your bike at all times.

Cape Town Cycle Tour Day 2 - 40 km
Course Records:
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Editor's Notes:

Previously known as the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay MTB Challenge, the Cape Town Cycle Tour has been consistently ranked in a number of our surveys as a well-organised and well-presented event. The Challenge is an official event of the Cape TownCycle Tour Lifecycle Week forms part of the build-up to the annual Cape Town Cycle Tour. The event celebrates its 16th anniversary in 2018. The event became a two day event in 2010 and this format continues to be a success. The two shorter and more leisurely events are held on the Saturday and Sunday is a day that caters for the more serious biker.

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