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Ashburton Investments National MTB Series Kaapsehoop #NatMTB7

October 14 - October 15

SUMMARY

Situated about 25 km from Mbombela, the capital of Mpumalanga, Kaapsehoop is a fairytale town with a rich and monumental history that lies 1586m above sea level on the Highveld escarpment. With fairy tale charm and historical appeal, Kaapsehoop is a quaint little town at the top of a mountain that boasts mountain biking trails over plantations and indigenous forests in the De Kaap valley. Many of the routes are not publicly accessible and offers magical views of an area that is unspoiled by man, with the exception of a few historical houses and farm land.

Venue: Kwanyoni Lodge, Mbombela, Mpumalanga

GPS Location: 25°27’00.8″S 30°49’30.3″E

Elevation: 738m

Terrain: Single Track, Jeep Track, Gravel Road, Hardpack, Plantations, Indigenous Forest

Features: Hand Built single track, Bridges, River Crossings, Spectacular Views, Dams

VENUE

Kaapsehoop

Orginally known as “Duiwels Kantoor”, Kaapsehoop was founded in 1882 during the gold rush and was named accordingly to match the hope of achieving the same gold mining success in the nearby De Kaap Valley. Because the town sits near the top of the escarpment, it offers gorgeous views of the area and is famous for its plefora of wild horses that can be seen across the valley. A birders watchers dream, Kaapsehoop boasts lovely B&Bs, hiking and horse riding trails and on a clear night, offers spectacular views of the stars. It’s a malaria free zone, that has fast become a gem to those who want to retreat from the urban jungle and relax in the quiet countryside.

ROUTES
PROGRAMME

Saturday Programme:

06:00 – 09:30   Registration & Line entries
07:00                      75km Marathon (Stage 1) & Single Day Marathon Fun Race
08:30                     45km Half Marathon (Stage 1) & Single Day Marathon Fun Race
09:30                      20km Fun Race
11:00                       Preliminary Results Day 1 posted
12:00                       Fun Race Prize Giving

Sunday Programme:

06:00 – 10:00   Race office open & 10km Fun Ride registration
07:30                      50km Marathon (Stage 2)
08:30                      35km Half Marathon (Stage 2)
09:30                     10km Fun Ride
11:00                       Preliminary Results Day 2 posted
13:00                      Prize Giving (Day 2 & Overall)

DIRECTIONS

Details

Start:
October 14
End:
October 15
Website:
http://www.advendurance.com

Venue

Kaapsehoop
South Africa

Organizer

Advendurance
Phone:
+27 (086) 199-000-1
Email:
info@advendurance.com
Website:
http://www.advendurance.com