Rust De Winter MTB Challenge will be Held on the 22 November 2014
year we will again be
hosting the Rust De Winter Mountain Bike Challenge. The Challenge is going to be held on the
22 November, at Rust De
Should you want to sleep over the night before or even after the event, there are camp sites available at R50.00 per person, for those who do not want to rough it, Chalets are available at Buffelsdrift which is a mere 2 Km from the Camp. Please fell free to book a chalet with Donald. See their Website for more details: birdhiking.co.za
See below for the elevation profiles of the three routes, namely the
65Km,35Km and the 12Km. The 65Km route is an extremely challenging route that is
very technical as it winds through the mountains near Rust de Winter, The views
from this route are breath taking. The 35Km is the training route for the above
and has two technical sections. At about the 19Km mark the route enters a game park
that abounds with game. There is a stiff climb of 3 km and then a relaxing
decent of about 6Km. The 10Km route stay on the level roads and is not technical
at all.For more info please contact Deon
Kok 082 920-6103 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elevation Profile for the 65 Km route
Elevation Profile of the 35 Km route
Elevation Profile of 11.2 Km route
last year we had many amazing reports from the Compeditor's, a few a these
comments are posted below.
|What a lekker
event! No bottle necks, fantastic water tables, great people, friendly
marshals, nice route, swimming pool and not too far from JHB. Will be back
The location was fantastic. I heard a lot
of compliments from riders that the route markings were better than most
of the races they have done in a while.
I must say that the colour coded arrows were a good idea. Riders knew
which arrow to follow, and there were no complaints of anyone taking the
Inspecting the route it was clear that the organizers had gone to a lot
of trouble on this event.
A big thumbs up to Deon Kok and his team for this event.
You must be as blind as a bat if you
missed any of the many markers. They were huge and the best I have seen
thus far in any event. Next time we will take a cooler box full of beer
and some wors & chops to braai after the race
|I absolutely loved
the 65km route. A fair amount of fast open roads and sharing the workload
with slip streaming, awesome flowing smaller roads, some tough uphills
that required pushing (and recovering from the seat), slightly tricky
decents with loose
My first race in Gauteng as I'm from
KZN and I enjoyed it but wasn't a big fan of the road riding but then
again it was my first ride in altitude so I did take strain lol...
Thanks for a great event!!!
|+1 The marking
was well managed. 10/10. And for sure there will be a cooler box going
with next time.
Have you guys looked at the prize money for this event? Holy heck! It
makes the 94.7 look really, really bad!
R1500 for the overall win.
R500 Cat winner.
Just one single rant. Got to
the finish. Thirsty as hell! WHAT? No cooldrink for sale? Upset me so much
I went home.
Those climbs were no joke! Seriaaaaaaaaaaas.
Oh, I even took some countryside home with me: