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2019 Lighthouse to Lighthouse

Event Date
2019-02-23
Distances
Day 1 - 118 km; Day 2 - 93 km (2 Stage MTB)
Event starting times
07:00:00
Venue
Danger Point lighthouse (Gansbaai)
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EVENT DATE: 23-24 Feb 2019

Province: Western Province

Venue: Day 1: Danger Point Lighthouse Gansbaai / Day 2: L’ Agulhas Lighthouse

ENTER NOW Limited entries: ONLY 250 RIDERS ALLOWED. This is an ecologically sensitive area.

Closing date for online entries: 14 February 2019

Registration:  Friday 22 February 2019 from 16.00 till 21.00 at Danger Point Lighthouse Gansbaai

                              Saturday 23 February 2019 from 06.00 - 07.00 at L'Agulhas Lighthouse
 

Start Time & Venue:  Saturday 23 February 2019 @ 07:00 - Start at Danger Point Lighthouse Gansbaai

                                           Sunday 24 February 2019 @ 07:00 – Start at L’ Agulhas Lighthouse

Distance & Entry Fee:

Distance: Approximately 118 km on  Day One and approximately 90 km on  Day Two

Entry fee: 2 Day Event – R1000.00;  1 Day Event – R700.00.00 (For the not fit riders - any day of the two days)

Meals: - Pre-ordering is essential!

Friday Braaipack - R80

Saturday Breakfast - R50

Saturday Lunch - FREE

Saturday Supper - R80

Sunday Breakfast - R50

Sunday Lunch - R65

There will be braai facilities available on Friday afternoon for those who like to braai, during and after registration. Meal tickets can be bought at registration for those who forgot to book.(braai pack include salad, potatoes and rolls.)

Camping Facilities:

FREE Friday night - Danger Point Lighthouse - Bring your own tent, mattress etc.ablutions is available. FREE Transport will be available for your luggage to L’ Agulhas caravan park on Saturday morning,and back to Danger point on Sunday morning. Saturday overnight stay is FREE of charge, sufficient ablutions for all.

Route Description:

The route starts at the historic Danger Point lighthouse near Gansbaai where the famous Birkenhead sank. The route tries to follow the trail that the old wagons used almost a century ago to supply paraffin to the lighthouses. It will take you along gravel roads, 2 spoor farm trails and through magnificent fynbos to the L’Agulhas Lighthouse. Route might change due to road works/other unforeseen matters. Part of the route is through privately owned property, only opened to Lighthouse to Lighthouse riders. At the end of the first day you will move closer to the seashore. This last stretch is renowned for its shipwrecks. Be sure not to linger too long because there will be a cut-off time (the incoming tide might be a problem). The lighthouse is in sight and you will cycle at the most southern point of the African continent. Motorbikes and 4x4 vehicles provide backup. There will be 4 water/coke points along the route (every+_ 20km) bananas will be supplied at the halfway point. The overnight stop is at the L’Agulhas caravan park where you can enjoy the campfire and a meal of Potjiekos, pasta etc. (optional) before a well earned rest. No overnight cost involved, limited family or a friend may accompany you. Provide your own overnight luggage. Departure after breakfast (optional) the next morning back to Gansbaai and the descent into Gansbaai with magnificent views over Walker Bay. Total distance: Approximately 180km.Distance might change as we are still exploring the options for the best route that can be enjoyed by all. This is the event for riders to prepare for the bigger races later in the year, don’t miss the opportunity. Bar facilities will be available for a cold beer and other refreshments. Transport will be provided for your luggage to Agulhas and back to Dangerpoint For those who need a comfortable bed, book in at one of many B&B,s in Gansbaai or L’ Agulhas/Struisbaai www.gansbaai.co.za or www.discovercapeagulhas.co.za/www.lekkerslaap.  Secure parking for your vehicle at Danger Point Lighthouse for the weekend. For one day entries transport will be provided, or we will supply a driver (or bring your driver along) for your vehicle.

Notes:

Lots of lucky draws on Saturday evening at 18.00 in the camp site – make sure that you don’t miss out !

NB: No Refunds under any circumstances
 

THIS IS A CHARITY EVENT ORGANISED BY THE GANSBAAI LIONS CLUB (PART OF THE WORLDWIDE INTERNATIONAL LIONS ORGANISATION) with the sole purpose to generate money for our community where there is a real need. OUR MOTTO "WE SERVE" HAVE A LOOK AT LIONS CLUB GANSBAAI FACE BOOK FOR A PEEK OF WHAT WE DO

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Enquiries: Boats van Staden -  072 7893627  boatsl@absamail.co.ca

Gert Louw - 0724757256   leo1052@telkomsa.net   

Pieter de Vries -  083 6289826  gansbaaipets@gmail.com  or lionsclubgb@gmail.com