EWC Series # 3 in association with Tygerberg MTB Club and Giant Bicycles

2018-10-14 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, 7600
South Africa
A perfect place for the Western Cape Enduro Championship! The longest, steepest and fastest stages in the Cape will be the toughest for riders as they battle it out to get to the bottom. Stages hidden in forests and filled with big rock gardens lie ahead.
Whose going to beat the previous winners and take the Title of ‘Best in the West’?
Entries open 16 August!

This Event is bought to you by:



Do yourself a favour and read ALL of the info below before entering thanks – it’s like practising a stage before race day!

The registration process will only be done once (it will be updatable) and will ensure your emergency details are entered and your sponsors get a shout out on your results sheet :).
It will then lead you onto entering for either the LITE enduro or the FULL enduro with preferred start batch time.

CSA Licenses

Please note that we are a CSA sanctioned event & series so you MUST have a CSA membership (or CSA day license) to race so that we are covered by their insurance liability.

If you plan on racing in elite UCI events you must have a domestic/international racing license (which needs a CSA membership too :/ )

The registration process checks on your CSA status and will let you know what you need.

Course and distances


FULL Enduro riders will race:
SS1 Red Phoenix (previously known as Bennets Red)
SS2 The Plumber
SS3 Armageddon (previously known as Canaries)
SS4 Iron Monkey(previously known as Double Black)

(Big drops and jumps will be closed off on race day).

LITE riders will race:
SS1 Red Phoenix (previously known as Bennets Red)
SS3 Armageddon (previously known as Canaries)

We recommend that FULL Enduro riders practice the normal Jonkershoek trails before race day as we have 2 black graded trails that are gnarly! (Big drops and jumps will be closed off on race day).

Please note that race day routes may differ to the normal trails!
FULL Enduro distance and elevations: 28km1678m elevation
LITE Enduro distance and elevations: 16km 980m elevation
Routes will be marked on race day and you can follow the route on Trailforks on race day (download the app).


We will have a  LITE Enduro category (all ages) and the following categories in male and female for the FULL Enduro. Anyone younger than 12 will have to enter the LITE enduro and be accompanied by an adult.

  • Junior (12-19),
  • Senior (20-29)
  • Sub Vet (30-39)
  • Veteran (40-49)
  • Masters (50+)

Start Batches

We’ll have just 2 seeded start batches. The long climbs will spread the field out. You can arrive 1 hour before your start batch, saving you time.

If you would like to start in a different group from the one you selected when you entered, it is no problem – you don’t have to tell us – just pitch up, register, and shred in the other group!

Registration Open: 7h00

Batch 1:  (FULL Enduro racers)
Race Briefing: 7h30
Start: 7h45

Batch 2: (LITE & casual riders)
Race Briefing: 8h00
Start: 8h15

This should ensure that everyone is only out on course for about 2-4 hours and less queuing at starts of the Special Stages. It also means that early starters can go up to one of the last stages after they have handed in their timing watches and heckle the pro’s!

When you enter the event you will be able to choose your start batch. We’ll let you know your start times before the event.

Parking & Food vendors

Parking will be at the Jonkershoek gate. Food and drink will be available to buy, please bring cash.

Entry & Costs

R399 for the Full Enduro (4 Stages about 30km)
R299 for the LITE Enduro (2 Stages about 15km)
(R35 for CSA Day License included-we will refund CSA Members on Race Day)
Entries close at 23:59:59 Fri 12 Oct (or first 300 riders to pay!)

The EWC races are supported by: