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CAPE PIONEER TREK MTB STAGE RACE - SEVEN DAYS
DATE 14 October 2018
TIME 07h15
ORGANISERS Dryland Event Coordinators
DISTANCE 572;
PROVINCE Western Cape
START VENUE The Point,Mossel Bay,
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Carel Herholdt
NUMBER 082-3791177
EMAIL carel@dryland.co.za
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER 044-2033733
SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME Dryland Event Management
NUMBER 084-8254744
EMAIL info@dryland.co.za
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER 044-2791013
ENTRY DETAILS



Pre-entries: www.capepioneer.co.za. This event is strictly pre-entry. Race registration: Milkwood Primary School, Mossel Bay Saturday 12:00 to 17:00 Entries are limited to 400 participants. Pre-entries open in January.




DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -34.18571479698322, 22.158331833779812 

Race Finish Coordinates: -33.59151068230675, 22.202569507062435 

THE RUN


At the time of writing the detailed route was still a closely guarded secret. What is no secret is the route is a challenge. That much is a given. It is a beautiful ride that showcases the magnificence of the Karoo as well as the splendour of the Garden Route. From the Swartberg to the Outeniqua Mountains this is more than just a ride, this is a journey. The organisers may change the route at short notice. The following description is based largely on last year’s outing and is presented to give an idea of what to expect.




Stage 1 Start and Finish: Milkwood Primary School, Mossel Bay. Distance: 95 kilometres. Total ascent: 1,650 metres.


Stage 2 Start and Finish: Milkwood Primary School, Mossel Bay. Distance: 81 kilometres. Total ascent: 1,250 metres.


Stage 3 Start: Milkwood Primary School, Mossel Bay. Finish: Van Kervel High School, George. Distance: 99 kilometres. Total ascent: 1,950 metres.


Stage 4 Start and Finish: Van Kervel High School, George. Distance: 31 kilometres. Total ascent: 600 metres.


Stage 5 Start: Van Kervel High School, George. Finish: Langenhoven Gimnasium, Oudtshoorn. Distance: 94 kilometres. Total ascent: 1,600 metres.


Stage 6 Start: Langenhoven Gimnasium, Oudtshoorn. Finish: Swartberg Mountain top, Oudtshoorn. Distance: 107 kilometres. Total ascent: 2,450 metres.


Stage 7 Start Langenhoven Gimnasium, Oudtshoorn. Finish: Queens Hotel, Oudtshoorn. Distance: 107 kilometres. Total ascent 2,450 metres.
MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
ORGANISER
NAME Dryland Event Coordinators
PROVINCE Southern Cape
EMAIL carel@opsa.co.za
WEBSITE www.dryland.co.za
ADDRESS Po Box 1718 Oudtshoorn

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PROVINCE
EMAIL
NUMBER
ADDRESS

RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Western Cape Chandelier MTB Challenge 01 January 2018 Chandelier Game & Ostrich Show Farm Oudtshoorn Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Hessequa MTB Challenge 01 January 2018 Langehoven High School Riversdale Andre van Wyk 082-9235860
Western Cape Attakwas Extreme 20 January 2018 Chandelier Game lodge, R62 Oudtshoorn Carel Herholdt 082-6955485
Western Cape DuToit Tankwa Trek - Three Days 08 February 2018 Kaleo Manor Guest Farm Malabar Farm, Koue Bokkeveld, Ceres Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Gauteng Glacier Cradle Traverse – Three Days 06 April 2018 Avianto Clubhouse Plot 69, R114 Muldersdrift Henco Rademeyer
Western Cape 36ONE Extreme MTB Challenge 20 April 2018 Kleinplaas Holiday Resort Oudtshoorn Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Glacier Storms River Traverse - Three Days 10 August 2018 Tsitsikamma Village Inn Garden Route Tsitsikamma Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Ladismith Cheese Seweweekspoort MTB Challenge 29 September 2018 Amalienstein Packing Shed 25 km from Ladismith Little Karoo Carel Heroldt 082-3791177
EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

Katot Meyer has a vision, he wants to link the challenge and fun of mountain biking to the sweep and mysterious awe of history. The Cape Pioneer Trek follows the same route that early trekkers used for crossing into the unknown interior of the Cape. Many stories are told of wagons that broke down, cattle that were lost and mountain leopard that crossed their path. This is sure to become one of the premier stage races in South Africa. Entries will be limited to ensure minimum impact on the environment. The race will be held for the tenth time in 2018.



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Finishers: 271

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