What an experience in many ways – a historic event. The first ever 3-Day Langeberg Link MTB event took place outside Swellendam at Oudewerf Farm during the Heritage-weekend of 23 – 25 September, and described in a few words – it was absolutely phenomenal.
Set in the most beautiful farming landscape, with cycling routes through canola fields, in, up, and through the Langeberg mountains overlooking the Overberg as far as the eye can see, with Bonnievale in the west, and Swellendam in the east, making this an event not to be missed. The scenery was absolutely overpowering.
The local farming community came out in full force. They manned waterpoints, assisted with marshalling, and some even fulfilled the Heritage Braai Day functions, with food and drink on sale – creating a marvellous carnival atmosphere.
The weather on the first two days was sunny with some cloud, and the final day saw the Langeberg covered in clouds at the start, with rain setting in shortly before the end.
GreatTime, the time-keeper of record, captured the times and provided an excellent service. Before riders could sit down in the spacious barn to rest their tired legs, results and photos were already on display. The youngest contender in the kiddie’s race, was a six-year boy from Swellendam. His enthusiasm was so contagious that helpers eagerly awaited his return. His accompanying mother was out-cycled up the final little hill to the finish line.
Riders as far as Pretoria engaged in this cycling event, and, as many other cyclists, all confirmed that, “this was an awesome experience, a cycling event we will not miss for all the money in the world.”
These riders have all booked their entry for next year’s LangebergLink MTB Event scheduled to take place at Oudewerf Farm from 23 – 25 September 2018.
For more information call 074 457 6777 or visit www.langeberglinkmtb.com