Ride to The High-Side

Distance: 115km (Tours & Training Rides)

24 Nov 2018, Sat @ 04:00, De Villa Resort, Loskop

If you have entered the Cullinan2Tonteldoos MTB Ultra race ( 29 March 2019) or still contemplating how brave you really are, then this is a MUST do training ride.
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This training ride will take you on the second half of the Cullinan2Tonteldoos MTB Ultra route.

 

Start Venue: De Villa Resort, Loskop Dam

Finish Venue: High-Side Tavern, Tonteldoos

Date: 24 November 2018, Saturday

Registration: 04h00

Ride Briefing: 04h55

Ride Start: 05h00

Entry Fee & Starting Times:

  • 115km - R280 - 05h00 (2 fully stocked PVM wp, High-Side Burger & Chips, Support Vehicle)
  • Support - R55 (High-Side Burger & Chips)

Your entry includes:

  • High-Side Burger & Chips
  • 2 x Fully stocked PVM waterpoints
  • Rosemary Hill Bikers Bun

Compulsory gear:

  • Lights and rear reflectors until sunrise.
  • Warm kit/Protection against wind and rain
  • GPS device with GPX file (it will be provided 2 days prior to the event) [GPX file loaded before event]
  • Spares, tubes and repair kits
  • Enough nutritional foods and drinks to last you for the entire ride, there will be waterpoints with basics like jelly babies, coke, water and PVM energy drinks, bars and gels, however do not just rely on the waterpoints.
  • Medical kit and medical aid details

Training Ride Information:

If you have entered the Cullinan2Tonteldoos MTB Ultra race (29 March 2019) or still contemplating how brave you really are, then this is a MUST do training ride!

It will take you on the second half of the C2T MTB Ultra route, the difficult part, where altitude starts to play its part, where climbing becomes plenty and last but not least, the infamous Korfnek pass that awaits you near the end.

Toughest but most scenic part of the race with tired legs and a humble heart.  This will change your mind , guaranteed!

Additional Information:

Support is suggested on this training ride to follow and meet up with you at every waterpoint, however if you do not have support to follow you then ensure you have someone to drop you off at the start and pick you up at the finish.

Some brave riders have cycled back to the start (unsupported), maybe this is an option for you too?

An additional support vehicle will be on route to transport your luggage from start to finish, but please note that space is limited.

Note: this is not a race but you will receive boards,  or use you may use your personalised Bouttime raceboard to be timed to earn your Vitality points.     

You may request your time at the finish if you curious about how you did, but timing is not official and will not go on the NTS (National Trail Seeding) system.>

Accommodation:

If you plan on staying over Friday night, accommodation options are available at the starting venue (De Villa Resort).

  • 2- 6 Self catering Bed Chalets from R700- R900 for the night ( NOTE: the 8 bed chalet is already booked for the event crew)
  • Camping is available at R50p/p

There are braai facilities at the Chalets and restaurant with bar ( don’t party too much, you're going to have a rough day ahead of you)

To book your accommodation please contact Marietjie Kok directly at De Villa Resort (mention to her you are one of the cyclist doing the training ride):

Office:  013 262 4716

Cell: 083 926 8466

Email: info@devillaresort.co.za

Alternatively there are Lodges and Resorts around Loskop Dam you can contact and book accommodation

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