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GLACIER STORMS RIVER TRAVERSE - THREE DAYS
DATE 09 August 2019
TIME 08h30
ORGANISERS Dryland Event Coordinators
DISTANCE 155;
PROVINCE Western Cape
START VENUE Tsitsikamma Village Inn,Garden Route,Tsitsikamma
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Carel Herholdt
NUMBER 082-3791177
EMAIL info@dryland.co.za
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER 044-2033733
SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME Henco Rademeyer
NUMBER
EMAIL henco@dryland.co.za
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER 044-2792423
ENTRY DETAILS



Pre-entries: www.stormsrivertraverse.co.za. The event is strictly pre-entry and is limited 300 riders. Race Registration is on Friday 14:00 - 18:30 and Saturday 6:00 to 7:30.




DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -33.97418297838346,23.886097685844447 

Race Finish Coordinates: None

THE RUN


All stages start and finish at the Storms River Village. All stages start at 08h30.




Day 1 - Total distance: 47 kilometres. Total ascent: 680 metres. The first day’s riding is fairly short but with some stretch. The route first takes you in a westerly direction into the lush indigenous forests just above MTO's Lottering plantation. These well preserved forests and jeep tracks are man-made and create a wonderful riding experience. The route takes a sharp turn to the south and takes you towards the ocean through more forests, past water point one to Storms River mouth. The two kilometre climb out of the valley is steep and unrelenting. The watering point at the top is welcome and heralds an easy canter back to the showers.


Day 2 - Total distance: 63 kilometres. Total ascent: 860 metres. Today is the longest day offering rare treats and surprises. First you cross the Storms River gorge and cycle through the beautiful Bluelillies Bush plantation onto The Fernery, a 109 hectare forest fern estate and lodge bordering on the Tsitsikamma National Park. This unspoilt landscape takes you on a trail that hugs the rugged Tsitsikamma coastline. Here there are rare and spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and drop-offs to the sea far below. The second water point lies far above the Storms River mouth and overlooks the valley below. One last climb, one last push and soon enough with the Storms River at your back, you are back at the village.


Day3 - Total distance: 45 kilometres. Total ascent: 790 metres. Once again the day’s opening stages feature the Storms River gorge and the beautiful Bluelillies Bush plantation. From here the routes takes a sharp turn to the north and crosses under the national road where you ride on the southern slopes of the Tsitsikamma Mountains. The views are breathtaking and the tracks are smooth. The return journey takes you through Africa’s own Eden riding under canopies of indigenous trees and crossing the fern infested ancient rivers. Soul-time, pure soul-time.
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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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Western Cape Chandelier MTB Challenge 01 January 2019 Chandelier Game & Ostrich Show Farm Oudtshoorn Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Hessequa MTB Challenge 01 January 2019 Langehoven High School Riversdale Andre van Wyk 082-9235860
Western Cape Attakwas Extreme 19 January 2019 Chandelier Game lodge, R62 Oudtshoorn Carel Herholdt 082-6955485
Western Cape Momentum Health Tankwa Trek - Four Days 07 February 2019 Kaleo Manor Guest Farm Malabar Farm, Koue Bokkeveld, Ceres Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Gauteng Glacier Cradle Traverse – Three Days 05 April 2019 Avianto Estate- Le Jardin 59 Villa Road Muldersdrift Henco Rademeyer
Western Cape 36ONE Extreme MTB Challenge 17 May 2019 Kleinplaas Holiday Resort 171 Baron van Reede Street Oudtshoorn Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek Presented by Biogen MTB Stage Race - Seven Days 08 September 2019 The Point Mossel Bay Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Ladismith Cheese 7weekspoort MTB Challenge 05 October 2019 Amalienstein Packing Shed 25 km from Ladismith Little Karoo Carel Heroldt 082-3791177
EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

The race will be staged for the ninth time in 2019. It is designed around the intermediate cyclist looking for an adventure without having to spend hours training every day.



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