Date: 29 September 2018.
The Ladismith Cheese 7weekspoort MTB Challenge, in the spectacular landscape of the title town, and its neighbouring missionary villages in the Klein Karoo, is a real classic. In the beginning, there were 190 entries but the word is out and now they flock in from all sides of the Western and Southern Cape. Catering for families and different levels of expertise, there are well over a thousand riders who enter for the generous spread of three perfectly balanced routes and, operating under the Dryland organisational banner, there is also the guarantee of flawless logistics and pampering comforts.
Riders will experience the raw scenic majesty of the poort itself – a geological riot underscored by a botanical circus – on a ride paced to make you know you’ve had your physical moneys-worth in addition to the almost overwhelming scenic value. Convenient, accessible and comfortable… One of South Africa’s greatest one-dayers!
Start Venue: Amalienstein Packing shed, Amalienstein, Western Cape
Finish Venue: Shalom Academy Show Grounds, Ladismith, Western Cape
The main 85km race will start at Amalienstein, 25km from Ladismith, on Route 62 en route to Oudtshoorn (east).
From the start in front of the old Lutheran Church, participants in the 85km Challenge will first traverse the orchards of Amalienstein Farm before joining the gravel road through Seweweekspoort, while riders in the 29km and 43km races will also get a glimpse of the poort before joining riders of the 29km race on the way home.
SHUTTLE SERVICE BACK TO START TO COLLECT YOUR CAR EVERY HOUR
Dryland Event Management
Office: +27 44 279 1013
Fax: +27 86 273 0050
Accommodation: Ladismith Tourism
Office: +27 28 551 1378
Accommodation: School Residence
Annemarie: +27 28 551 1225