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NISSAN TRAILSEEKER WESTERN CAPE BOSMAN #TRAILSEEKERWC3
The Nissan TrailSeeker Western Cape Series stops over in the heart of the Cape Winelands for its third event of the year. The picturesque town of Wellington is a scenic 45 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, with lots to offer to visitors both on and off the bike.
The beautiful Bosman Family Vineyards is the perfect venue to host such a fun and family friendly event. New additions to the legendary trails will be unveiled, with challenging and enjoyable features for riders of all skill- and fitness levels. Riders can look forward to an idyllic ride with panoramic views, with 10km, 20km, 40km and 70km routes on offer. Riders and spectators can also look forward to the features that make this series so popular – a beer garden, food court, massages, expo- and club areas, child minding facility, bike wash, well-stocked water points, top medical services with a doctor on site, and more!
VENUE : Bosman Family Wines, Wellington, Western Cape
VENUE ELEVATION: 126m above sea level
FEATURES: Hand Built Trails | Bridges | Natural paths | 4 x 4 Trails | Dirt Roads
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT
Food Court – Get some great food from the food area with a good variety on offer.
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 provide a child minding facility with Free entry with upgrade options on offering. Jumping castle and other entertainment!
Waterpoints – Well stocked waterpoints, stocked with water, Biogen energy drink.
Medical Services – Top medical services are provided with a doctor on site.
Prize Money – Equal prize money across all distances and categories.
4 Aug (Friday before event)
07:45 Riders Briefing
08:00 Start Marathon
09:00 Start Fun Race
09:15 Start Fun Ride
09:30 Start Half-Marathon
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.
Directions from Cape Town
- Take the N1 towards Paarl.
- Take the R44 turn-off at Klapmuts.
- When you enter Wellington drive along Champagne Street until the third set of traffic lights.
- Turn left on the R301 towards Wellington central and Bainskloof Pass.
- At the next set of robots (Church on your left) turn right on to Church Street towards Bainskloof.
- Continue on this busy road until you are out of the town and in the agricultural area.
- Just after Bovlei Wine Cellar, turn left and follow Groenfontein signs on Hill Road.
- Keep left when the road forks and turn left again at the T-junction; follow the Nuwekloof signs.
- Continue on this road for approximately 1.2 km until you see Lelienfontein & Bosman Family Vineyards on your right.