Ashburton National MTB Series Dullstroom #NatMTB6
September 2 - September 3
Dullstroom is a small town in Mpumalanga province, nestled at the foot of De Berg and although it may be synonymous with fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking and small town vibes, it has become a new retreat for mountain bike enthusiasts with its high altitude and tough trails.
Boasting single track, jeep track, gravel roads, savannah grass and hard pack terrain, routes meander through plantations, indigenous forests, across bridges, river crossings and bush tunnels with spectacular views of dams and the African countryside. Dullstroom’s rolling hills, natural foot paths and picturesque scenery is a mountain biker’s dream!
You can look forward to: A great weekend away with plenty to do and see. New routes have been added with hand built single track, cattle paths, well stocked water points, uncongested routes with little overlap, Expo area, Local & Craft beer and food stalls, Massages, Bike wash and VIP Area.
Venue: Dunkeld Country Estate, Bosman Street, Dullstroom, Mpumalanga
GPS Location: 30º 4′ 31.0″ E 25º 24′ 11.0″ S
Terrain: Single Track, Jeep Track, Gravel Road, Savannah, Rocky, Hardpack, Plantations, Indigenous Forest
Features: Hand Built single track, Bridges, River Crossings, Bush tunnels, Spectacular Views, Dams
The quaint town of Dullstroom was established in 1883 by Dutch immigrants and received its name after a merchant in Amsterdam, Wolterus Dull, who assisted families that had suffered losses during the First Anglo-Boer War. “Stroom” was added as it referred to the nearby Crocodile River. The town was nearly destroyed during the Second Anglo-Boer War but unfortunately many of the settlers returned to the Netherlands. Dullstroom has the highest elevation point in the province at 2332m high, which includes South Africa’s highest railway station at 2077m above sea level. It is considered one of the coldest towns in the country during the winter months and is one of South Africa’s premier fly fishing destinations.
06:30 – 10:00 Registration & Line entries
07:30 75km Marathon (Stage 1) & Single Day
09:00 45km Half Marathon (Stage 1) & Single Day
10:00 20km Fun Race
11:00 Preliminary Results Day 1 posted
12:00 Fun Race Prize Giving
06:30 – 10:00 Race office open & 10km Fun Ride registration
07:30 50km Marathon (Stage 2)
09:00 35km Half Marathon (Stage 2)
10:00 10km Fun Ride
11:00 Preliminary Results Day 2 posted
13:00 Prize Giving (Day 2 & Overall)