ROUTE

WP 1 | 42km

No toilet facilities available...

No toilet facilities available.
Checkpoint and handover point for Team of 4 Relay.
First rider ETA – 07:45, Last rider ETA – 09:00.
46km and 430m climbing ahead to WP2.
Distance to finish: 210km.

WP 2 | 88km

Expect a festive vibe from...

Expect a festive vibe from the van den Bergh family serving: cheese sausages, boiled potatoes, frikkadels, sandwiches and the standard water, Coke, sportsdrink, peanuts & raisins, bananas, chocolates and YumYum peanut butter.
Portaloo toilets will be available for your convenience.
Checkpoint and handover point for Team of 4 Relay.
First rider ETA – 09:35, Last rider ETA – 12:00.
45km and 290m Climbing ahead to WP3.
Distance to finish: 164km.

WP 1 | 42km

No toilet facilities available...

No toilet facilities available.
Checkpoint and handover point for Team of 4 Relay.
First rider ETA – 07:45, Last rider ETA – 09:00.
46km and 430m climbing ahead to WP2.
Distance to finish: 210km.

WP 2 | 88km

Expect a festive vibe from...

Expect a festive vibe from the van den Bergh family serving: cheese sausages, boiled potatoes, frikkadels, sandwiches and the standard water, Coke, sportsdrink, peanuts & raisins, bananas, chocolates and YumYum peanut butter.
Portaloo toilets will be available for your convenience.
Checkpoint and handover point for Team of 4 Relay.
First rider ETA – 09:35, Last rider ETA – 12:00.
45km and 290m Climbing ahead to WP3.
Distance to finish: 164km.

WP 1 | 42km

No toilet facilities available...

No toilet facilities available.
Checkpoint and handover point for Team of 4 Relay.
First rider ETA – 07:45, Last rider ETA – 09:00.
46km and 430m climbing ahead to WP2.
Distance to finish: 210km.

WP 2 | 88km

Expect a festive vibe from...

Expect a festive vibe from the van den Bergh family serving: cheese sausages, boiled potatoes, frikkadels, sandwiches and the standard water, Coke, sportsdrink, peanuts & raisins, bananas, chocolates and YumYum peanut butter.
Portaloo toilets will be available for your convenience.
Checkpoint and handover point for Team of 4 Relay.
First rider ETA – 09:35, Last rider ETA – 12:00.
45km and 290m Climbing ahead to WP3.
Distance to finish: 164km.

WP 3 | 133km

Welcome to De-Villa Resort...

Welcome to De-Villa Resort, you have made it to the Halfway point!
This is also Supporters Point 1 and all support vehicles must follow directions to the car park at the campsite.
This is also the checkpoint and handover point for Team of 2 and Team of 4 Relays.
Compulsory checkpoint for Solo Riders.
Riders, please follow arrows to the bike park where your race number will be scanned and you can collect your Drop Bag.
All riders will receive a burger, chips and pasta salad as a halfway meal, which will be ticked off on your armband.
Riders may make use of all facilities and you can take a swim, have a shower, and do a change of kit if you wish. You can relax in the shade under the trees and umbrellas, rehydrate and listen to good music. There will be a Tech Zone for any bike-related issues, and Medical gazebo to take care of any personal niggles.
Please remember to MOUNT YOUR LIGHTS at this point, and take warm clothes for the approaching night ride!
Drop Bags must be dropped off at the same gazebo where you collected it.
WP3 cut-off enforced at 17:00.
For the backmarkers, you need to leave this waterpoint by 17:00! Riders unable to LEAVE De Villa Resort by 17:00 will NOT be able to continue the race and will not be supported by the race any longer. These riders will be responsible for their own transport from this water point.
First rider ETA – 11:15, Last rider ETA – 16:30.
31km and 384m climbing ahead to WP4.
Distance to finish: 119km.

WP 4 | 164km

No toilet facilities available...

No toilet facilities available.
Compulsory checkpoint for all riders.
First rider ETA – 12:15, Last Rider ETA – 18:45.
14km and 390m climbing ahead to WP5.
Distance to finish: 88km.

WP 3 | 133km

Welcome to De-Villa Resort...

Welcome to De-Villa Resort, you have made it to the Halfway point!
This is also Supporters Point 1 and all support vehicles must follow directions to the car park at the campsite.
This is also the checkpoint and handover point for Team of 2 and Team of 4 Relays.
Compulsory checkpoint for Solo Riders.
Riders, please follow arrows to the bike park where your race number will be scanned and you can collect your Drop Bag.
All riders will receive a burger, chips and pasta salad as a halfway meal, which will be ticked off on your armband.
Riders may make use of all facilities and you can take a swim, have a shower, and do a change of kit if you wish. You can relax in the shade under the trees and umbrellas, rehydrate and listen to good music. There will be a Tech Zone for any bike-related issues, and Medical gazebo to take care of any personal niggles.
Please remember to MOUNT YOUR LIGHTS at this point, and take warm clothes for the approaching night ride!
Drop Bags must be dropped off at the same gazebo where you collected it.
WP3 cut-off enforced at 17:00.
For the backmarkers, you need to leave this waterpoint by 17:00! Riders unable to LEAVE De Villa Resort by 17:00 will NOT be able to continue the race and will not be supported by the race any longer. These riders will be responsible for their own transport from this water point.
First rider ETA – 11:15, Last rider ETA – 16:30.
31km and 384m climbing ahead to WP4.
Distance to finish: 119km.

WP 4 | 164km

No toilet facilities available...

No toilet facilities available.
Compulsory checkpoint for all riders.
First rider ETA – 12:15, Last Rider ETA – 18:45.
14km and 390m climbing ahead to WP5.
Distance to finish: 88km.

WP 3 | 133km

Welcome to De-Villa Resort...

Welcome to De-Villa Resort, you have made it to the Halfway point!
This is also Supporters Point 1 and all support vehicles must follow directions to the car park at the campsite.
This is also the checkpoint and handover point for Team of 2 and Team of 4 Relays.
Compulsory checkpoint for Solo Riders.
Riders, please follow arrows to the bike park where your race number will be scanned and you can collect your Drop Bag.
All riders will receive a burger, chips and pasta salad as a halfway meal, which will be ticked off on your armband.
Riders may make use of all facilities and you can take a swim, have a shower, and do a change of kit if you wish. You can relax in the shade under the trees and umbrellas, rehydrate and listen to good music. There will be a Tech Zone for any bike-related issues, and Medical gazebo to take care of any personal niggles.
Please remember to MOUNT YOUR LIGHTS at this point, and take warm clothes for the approaching night ride!
Drop Bags must be dropped off at the same gazebo where you collected it.
WP3 cut-off enforced at 17:00.
For the backmarkers, you need to leave this waterpoint by 17:00! Riders unable to LEAVE De Villa Resort by 17:00 will NOT be able to continue the race and will not be supported by the race any longer. These riders will be responsible for their own transport from this water point.
First rider ETA – 11:15, Last rider ETA – 16:30.
31km and 384m climbing ahead to WP4.
Distance to finish: 119km.

WP 4 | 164km

No toilet facilities available...

No toilet facilities available.
Compulsory checkpoint for all riders.
First rider ETA – 12:15, Last Rider ETA – 18:45.
14km and 390m climbing ahead to WP5.
Distance to finish: 88km.

WP 5 | 178km

Portaloo toilets will be...

Portaloo toilets will be available for your convenience.
Checkpoint and handover point for Team of 4 Relay.
Compulsory Checkpoint for all riders.
First rider ETA – 13:00, Last Rider ETA – 20:00.
32km and 520m climbing ahead to WP6.
Distance to finish: 74km.

WP 6 | 210km

Welcome to Blinkwater Mills...

Welcome to Blinkwater Mills, Stoffberg!
This is also Supporters point 2 and all support vehicles must follow directions to the car park as directed by security personnel.
Checkpoint and handover point for Team of 4 Relay.
Compulsory checkpoint for all riders.
Toilet facilities will be available for your convenience.
First rider ETA – 14:00, Last rider ETA – 22:15.
WP6 Cut-off enforced at 23:00.
For the backmarkers, you need to leave this waterpoint by 23:00! Riders unable to LEAVE Blinkwater Mills by 23:00 will NOT be able to continue the race and will not be supported by the race any longer. These riders will be responsible for their own transport from this water point.
27km and 580m Climbing ahead to WP7.
Distance to finish: 42km.
First rider ETA – 09:35, Last rider ETA – 12:00.
45km and 290m Climbing ahead to WP3.
Distance to finish: 164km.

WP 5 | 178km

Portaloo toilets will be...

Portaloo toilets will be available for your convenience.
Checkpoint and handover point for Team of 4 Relay.
Compulsory Checkpoint for all riders.
First rider ETA – 13:00, Last Rider ETA – 20:00.
32km and 520m climbing ahead to WP6.
Distance to finish: 74km.

WP 6 | 210km

Welcome to Blinkwater Mills...

Welcome to Blinkwater Mills, Stoffberg!
This is also Supporters point 2 and all support vehicles must follow directions to the car park as directed by security personnel.
Checkpoint and handover point for Team of 4 Relay.
Compulsory checkpoint for all riders.
Toilet facilities will be available for your convenience.
First rider ETA – 14:00, Last rider ETA – 22:15.
WP6 Cut-off enforced at 23:00.
For the backmarkers, you need to leave this waterpoint by 23:00! Riders unable to LEAVE Blinkwater Mills by 23:00 will NOT be able to continue the race and will not be supported by the race any longer. These riders will be responsible for their own transport from this water point.
27km and 580m Climbing ahead to WP7.
Distance to finish: 42km.
First rider ETA – 09:35, Last rider ETA – 12:00.
45km and 290m Climbing ahead to WP3.
Distance to finish: 164km.

WP 5 | 178km

Portaloo toilets will be...

Portaloo toilets will be available for your convenience.
Checkpoint and handover point for Team of 4 Relay.
Compulsory Checkpoint for all riders.
First rider ETA – 13:00, Last Rider ETA – 20:00.
32km and 520m climbing ahead to WP6.
Distance to finish: 74km.

WP 6 | 210km

Welcome to Blinkwater Mills...

Welcome to Blinkwater Mills, Stoffberg!
This is also Supporters point 2 and all support vehicles must follow directions to the car park as directed by security personnel.
Checkpoint and handover point for Team of 4 Relay.
Compulsory checkpoint for all riders.
Toilet facilities will be available for your convenience.
First rider ETA – 14:00, Last rider ETA – 22:15.
WP6 Cut-off enforced at 23:00.
For the backmarkers, you need to leave this waterpoint by 23:00! Riders unable to LEAVE Blinkwater Mills by 23:00 will NOT be able to continue the race and will not be supported by the race any longer. These riders will be responsible for their own transport from this water point.
27km and 580m Climbing ahead to WP7.
Distance to finish: 42km.
First rider ETA – 09:35, Last rider ETA – 12:00.
45km and 290m Climbing ahead to WP3.
Distance to finish: 164km.

WP 7 | 232km

Once again the van den Bergh...

Once again the van den Bergh family welcomes you at the top of Korfnek Pass before the last stretch to Dunkeld!
Compulsory checkpoint for all riders.
First rider ETA – 15:15, Last rider ETA – 01:30 (Saturday).
15km and 315m climbing ahead to the Finish.
The last 1km will be a single track into the Dunkeld Estate finish venue.

WP 7 | 232km

Once again the van den Bergh...

Once again the van den Bergh family welcomes you at the top of Korfnek Pass before the last stretch to Dunkeld!
Compulsory checkpoint for all riders.
First rider ETA – 15:15, Last rider ETA – 01:30 (Saturday).
15km and 315m climbing ahead to the Finish.
The last 1km will be a single track into the Dunkeld Estate finish venue.

WP 7 | 232km

Once again the van den Bergh...

Once again the van den Bergh family welcomes you at the top of Korfnek Pass before the last stretch to Dunkeld!
Compulsory checkpoint for all riders.
First rider ETA – 15:15, Last rider ETA – 01:30 (Saturday).
15km and 315m climbing ahead to the Finish.
The last 1km will be a single track into the Dunkeld Estate finish venue.

Route overview

The entire route will be on district and farm roads with breathtaking scenery and non-technical riding conditions. The second half of the race is more challenging with uphill drags and higher altitude. Please note the route is not marked, and roads will not be closed off for the event. Riders need to be cautious of potential traffic at all times and make 100% sure it is safe to go before crossing roads. Also note the second half of the race will be ridden after dark. A set of lights is compulsory. All GPS route files and checkpoint information will be provided before the start of the race

Route overview

The entire route will be on district and farm roads with breathtaking scenery and non-technical riding conditions. The second half of the race is more challenging with uphill drags and higher altitude. Please note the route is not marked, and roads will not be closed off for the event. Riders need to be cautious of potential traffic at all times and make 100% sure it is safe to go before crossing roads. Also note the second half of the race will be ridden after dark. A set of lights is compulsory. All GPS route files and checkpoint information will be provided before the start of the race.

Download Route Files

Route files will be available for download the week of the event. Keep watching our social media channels and your inbox for any updates.