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2017 HEX VALLEY AUTUMN SPLENDOUR MTB

Event Date
2017-05-27
Distances
55km, 35km, 15km, 5km funride and 10 km Trail run
Event starting times
55km @ 08h30, 35km @ 08h50, 15km @09h10, 5km @ 9h30 and Trail run @ 09h30
Prize giving/cut off
12h00
Venue
Arbeid Adeldt Guest House
Organizers
Ryno Palm
Enquiries Phone Number:
083 632 5004
Entries close
2017-05-24
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ROUTE DESCRIPTION

This event takes you from the low-lying vineyards of the Hex Valley up the escarpment to the Karoo Plateau. You’ll then pedal along the old Hex River Pass railway line towards the Matroosberg station, completing a circular loop back to De Doorns.

 

The 55 km route is tough with lots of climbing and should only be attempted by fit, experienced riders.

 

The 35 km route follows most of the long route, but cuts out one tough hilly section. Both routes include great footpath / single track sections. The longer routes are not suitable for kids younger than 15, but previous race results can be sent to motivate an entry.

 

The 15 km route is an enjoyable funride over mostly flat terrain and is suitable for the novice rider Children u/12 will be allowed on the 15 km route and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

 

For all the youngsters and their parents, we have a 5km fun ride. It’s flat farm track in between the beautiful vineyards.

 

Remember to put “slime” or tyre liners in your tyres as there are some thorns around, and bring along some spares.

 

The 10km Trail run offers something special, starting from the slopes of the well know Matroosberg mountain range. The route will involve some small challenges that is suitably for novice to experienced runners. The run will finish on the same venue at the MTB race, Arbeid Adeldt Guest house.

 

NOTES

This event is known as “A great ride with some magic scenery and smooth, flowing, well-marked routes”. All routes run through Karoo succulent veld with great scenic views over the Hex River Valley and surrounding mountains.

 

Remember to collect your PPA MTB bike board from the PPA Office prior to the event, or allow extra time to do so at the event. No helmet, no ride. No transponder, no time. PPA members will start in the seeded batches ahead of non-members.

 

LUCKY DRAW and FESTIVITIES

We finish off the day with a Lucky draw at 12:00. Worth your while to hang around with the family and spoil yourself with the best food the Valley can provide. Live music, craft beer and wine of the region will make sure you are back next year!

  

 

Pre-Entries

Late Entries

Distance

Entry Fee

PPA members discounted entry fee

Entry Fee

PPA members discounted entry fee

55 km

R160

R150

R180

R170

35 km

R160

R150

R180

R170

15 km

R80

R70

R100

R90

5 km

R60

R50

R80

R70

10km Trail run @ R100