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HOUW HOEK MTB TOUR - TWO DAYS
DATE 04 May 2019
TIME 08h00
ORGANISERS MTB-Adventures
DISTANCE 100;
PROVINCE Western Cape
START VENUE Houw Hoek Inn,R102,Elgin/Grabouw
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Gerda Kriegler
NUMBER 076-1180874
EMAIL gerda@mtb-adventures.co.za
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HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER 021-8518167
SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME Johan Kriegler
NUMBER 083-2742609
EMAIL johan@mtb-adventures.co.za
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER 021-8518167
ENTRY DETAILS



Pre-entries: www.stillwatersports.com. 




DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -34.20564400000001, 19.151144199999976 

Race Finish Coordinates: -34.41080867560291, 19.197871042991665 

THE RUN


This is an uncompetitive ride staged over two days through some of the Cape’s most interesting and diverse terrain. It includes three mountains, a world biosphere reserve and three conservation areas. It goes over 20 farms, eight wineries and includes rides through forests, fynbos and grasslands.




Day 1 - Distance: 58 kilometres. Total ascent: 1,265 metres. The first day’s ride is much about a tale of four climbs. The first you encounter just after leaving the Inn less than a kilometre into the ride. By the time you reach the first watering point at Thandi Farm Stall the first big encounters and 20 kilometres of hard riding are behind you. Before you reach the second watering table you must tackle the Paul Cluver single track climb and ride past the Lebanon Forest Station. You may get a hint of home as the route starts to turn back. Hard work lies ahead however as you get onto the long climb towards Groenlandberg. Brace yourself for the final challenge of the day once you have said goodbye to the helpers. Single track through magical pine forest is what you get as you cross the Jakkels River Dam and careen back down to the Inn.


Day 2 - Distance: 42 kilometres. Total ascent: 985 metres. Today the profile shows a totally different route as you descend the Van der Stel Pass and ride across the Bot River on your way to the first watering point 37 kilometres away. The going to the second watering point at the Art House is relatively easy as you push on to Karwyderskraal. There is much to see and do as you pass the wineries of Hemel-en-Aarde and ride on to Rotary View Drive. Pause here for the panoramic view of Walker Bay and the Kleinrivier Lagoon, this is something to savour. Onward you press, past the Hamilton Russell winery and on single track along the Onrus River. The finish of today’s ride is at Hermanuspietersfontein Cellar at the Hermanus-Sandbaai intersection.
MEDIA RELEASE
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ORGANISER
NAME MTB-Adventures
PROVINCE Western Province
EMAIL
WEBSITE mtb.adventures.co.za
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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Western Cape Stanford MTB Classic - Two Days 16 February 2019 Stanford Valley Guest Farm R36 Caledon to Stanford Stanford Johan Kriegler 083-2742609
Western Cape Greyton MTB Tour - Two Days 31 August 2019 Uitkyk Primary School 31 Park St, Greyton Gerda Kriegler 076-1180874
EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

This two day ride was specifically put together to make it easily accessible to most riders. Most of the water points are located at wineries, allowing supporters accessible and relaxing viewpoints along the route.Note that Stage 1 starts and finishes at Houw Hoek Inn and Stage 2 finishes at Hermanus Pietersfontein Winery at Wine Village at the Hermanus and Sandbaai traffic lights.



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Finishers: 850

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