The Karoo has a new race on the calendar – Karoo Battle of the Bikes. The event forms part of the Laingsburg Karoo Fees taking place over the weekend 21 – 23 April 2017, with the event scheduled for 22 April.
This race caters for road, mountain bike and the newcomer on the block, gravel bikes, where you choose your machine to tackle the Karoo roads, the choice of bike is entirely up to you.
The 3 route categories include: 56km, 90km Light Battle and the 144km Epic Battle. The route will take riders from Laingsburg on the R323 towards Seweweekspoort and back to the Sports Grounds. All the routes start on the tar road, while the 56km race is entirely tar. The two longer distances start and finish with a 29km tar section. Even though the Karoo is considered flat, an accent of 2 500m can be expected in the Epic battle.
Prize money will be assigned to the first 3 overall riders on the road race, Light Battle and Epic Battle, as well as for the king and queen of the mountain on the Epic Battle. All podium winners will also receive a special bottle of Pinotage from Oaksrest Vineyards while all finishers receive a special medal.
Online entries will be open until 10 April 2017 on www.cycleevents.co.za/mtb-events/karoo-battle-bikes-2017/
For more information contact Corne on 073 194 2948 or Stephanie on 073 659 7980