NISSAN TRAILSEEKER GAUTENG SERIES LIONMAN #TRAILSEEKERGP3
Brave the Highveld cold and take a trip an hour and a half from Pretoria to Mabalingwe, which hosts the Lionman leg of the NISSAN TrailSeeker series. The leg at Lionman has become a “must-do -event” for all seasoned MTB thrill seekers, while still catering for newcomers, along with their families. Lionman boasts some of Mabalingwe’s most exciting routes for mountain bikers, with no overlaps or bottle necks, and is the perfect opportunity for families to join in the fun and make it an exciting weekend for some bush tranquillity.
VENUE: Mabalingwe, Outside Bela Bela, Limpopo, South Africa
TERRAIN: Farm Lands | Arid | Savanna | Rocky
VENUE ELEVATION: 1180m above sea level
FEATURES: Hand Built Trails | Bridges | Cattle Track | 4 x 4 Trails | Dirt Roads
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT
Bavaria Beer Garden – Replenish those lost fluids with refreshing drinks on offer.
Food Court – Get some great food from the food area with a good variety on offer.
Massages – get those legs feeling new and recovered from the ride.
Expo Area – See the latest in the biking world on offer, and chat about the latest gadgets & trends.
Club Area – Get your club to come to the event and represent them on the day.
Child-minding Facility – We provides a child minding facility with Free entry with upgrade options on offering. Jumping castle and other entertainment!
Bike wash – Mud Buster will look after your bike and have it looking like new!
Waterpoints – Well stocked waterpoints, stocked with water, Biogen energy drink and treats.
Medical Services – Top medical services are provided with a doctor on site.
Friday 14 July
10:00 – 16:00
Concept Cyclery Melrose Arch
07:45 Riders Briefing
08:00 Start Marathon
09:30 Start Half-Marathon
10:30 Start Fun Race
10:50 Start Fun Ride
11:20 Winner of the Fun Ride Expected
11:30 Winner of the Fun Race Expected
11:10 Winner of the 1/2 Marathon Expected
10:35 Winner of the Marathon Expected
12:00 Prize Giving
NISSAN TRAILSEEKER FUN RIDE – 10KM
The Fun Ride is for the youngsters or families who wish to ride together.
NISSAN TRAILSEEKER FUN RACE – 20KM
The Fun Race is an easy route, aimed at beginner mountain bikers. A high level of fitness is not required and the route consists mainly of dual tracks and gravel roads, with some nice single track. If you can complete the Fun Race in less than 1h30min, you can move to the Half-Marathon distance.
NISSAN TRAILSEEKER HALF-MARATHON – 40KM
The Half-Marathon is deemed for intermediate, recreational riders who will need to have a fitness level to take on challenging short climbs and rocky surfaces. Some surfaces and descents are considered dangerous, therefore riders need to be cautious and careful not to obstruct other riders but the route is sure to get your heart pumping.
NISSAN TRAILSEEKER MARATHON – 70KM
The Marathon route is a challenging distance with numerous sharp turns, climbs and fast downhills.
From the N1 North in Pretoria
- Travel North on the N1 for 97.9km
- Take exit 238 to the R516 and turn left
- Travel for 8.3km
- Turn left onto Marx St/R101
- Travel for 550m
- Turn left onto Potgieter Rd
- Turn right onto Ritchie Rd
- Turn left onto Voortrekker Rd
- Travel for 800m
- Turn left onto the R516
- Travel for 26.5km
- Arrive at Mabalingwe