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Rust De Winter MTB Challenge will be Held on the 21 November

       This year we will again be hosting the Rust De Winter Mountain Bike Challenge. The Challenge is going to be held on the 21 November, at Rust De Winter.

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 feel 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: mountainbike@4x4atv.org for on line entry's: 

Elevation Profile for the 65 Km route

Elevation Profile of the 35 Km route

Elevation Profile of 11.2 Km route


As 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 next year.

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 wrong route.
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.


                        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!!!                 
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 :D


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
 Just one single rant. Got to the finish. Thirsty as hell! WHAT? No cooldrink for sale? Upset me so much I went home. :D

Those climbs were no joke! Seriaaaaaaaaaaas.

Oh, I even took some countryside home with me:


+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 KOM
R500 Cat winner.



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