Country Classic Series

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We have lined up 3 endurance races in the country side. These races were chosen to complement the longer distance races hosted by other organisations during the same time.

Please enter timeously so that you can be seeded in a Category in which we believe you will be competitive – don’t leave the entry process to the last minute.

  • 25 September – Piketberg (“So You Think you can Climb”) (85 kms)
  • Venue : Steynsville Senior Secondary School
  • Start Time : 9.00am
  • Pre-entry fee: R150

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Route Description – depart Piketberg , ride out to the right turn to Eendekuil , ride past the town of Eendekuil toward the N7 and make a U Turn in the road and return the same route to Piketberg. Category 1 and Category 2 will make the right turn to ‘So you think you can Climb’ up Versfeld Pass.

  • 6 November – Slanghoek Valley (120kms)
  • Venue : Opstal Cellars – Slanghoek Valley Road
  • Start Time : 9.00am
  • Pre-entry fee: R150

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Route Description – Start at Opstal Cellars and follow the Slanghoek Valley Road to the left turn onto the Goudinin Road then turn left onto the Ceres/Worcester Road. Just before the Bergsig Cellers turn left on to the Slanghoek Valley Road and cross the ‘drift’ over the river to race the undulating route back to the start. Category 1 and 2 will race 3 times around the 40 kilometre circuit.

  • 20 November – Caledon (“Stairway to Heaven and Earth”) (85kms)
  • Venue – Caledon Main Road
  • Time 9.00am
  • Pre-entry fee: R150

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Competitors will race around a 3 kilometre circuit in the town of Caledon before turning onto the road to Hermanus. Riders will race down towards Hemel & Aarde before making a U Turn in the road to negotiate the two out of category climbs back up to Caledon. Participants will have 7.7 kilometres to close the gap on those that have escaped up Shaws Mountain Pass.