A new addition to the list of sanctioned MTB Stage races in the Western Cape is the 3-day Langeberg Link MTB scheduled to take place in the Swellendam area from 23-25 September 2017.
The Langeberg Link MTB will be based at Oudewerf Farm 10Km east of Swellendam on Route 60. The route has never before been cycled on any stage race, and is situated mostly on private land, not open to public – thus ensuring the uniqueness of the event. The track, where access is limited, is purposely designed that cyclists can enjoy the overwhelming beauty of fauna and flora in the area and experience some breathtaking views of waterfalls.
Stage 1: The 52km, 900m ascent takes the riders mainly on undulating gravel roads, with some off-road sections alongside the ripening wheat. Stage 2: The 28km, 520m ascent will be quite challenging with stunning scenery. It is the day of testing your legs along the side of the mountain and across more farm land with scenery that will reward your effort. Stage 3: The 52Km, 900m ascent will be the reverse of the first day with a few ‘twists’.
Riders can choose between a long route, or a short route. The event also offers Solo and Team entries in all three stages, or single days.
Medals and T-shirts will be provided to all riders that finish the 3-day race, and there will be daily lucky-draws.
This is an excellent opportunity to bring the family and enjoy the hospitality of the farming community and explore the foothills of the majestic Langeberg range in the countryside near Swellendam on the Garden Route, whilst also experiencing the beauty of the growing wheat lands just before the harvest.
Entry fees for the three-day event is R1 050 per cyclist, and single stages sell at R350 per person per day, and for the kids, rides have been provided. Accommodation is excluded from the entry fees and can be done via www.swellendam-info.co.za.