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Cycling Events in the Western Cape

Use this handy cycling overview to diarise your favourite events for the remainder of the year

Whether you prefer a white-knuckle mountain biking race or love the wind in your face as you speed along the roads on your racing bike, there will be a number of cycling events for you to compete in this year. Here is our list of fantastic cycling races for 2016, but if you want to look for other events not on the list, please consult the various organisers’ websites.

Make sure you diarise the dates and register before the spaces fill up. We’ve categorised the riding events in the Western Cape for the remainder of 2016 by date so you can quickly and easily plan your life to accommodate your love of adventure and the outdoors.

2016 CYCLING EVENTS

Date

Event

Venue

Distances (with Price)

Organiser Website

JANUARY 2016

Sat, 16

Fairview Atta Extreme MTB Challenge / Spur Atta Mini

Chandelier Game Lodge (Oudtshoorn)

52km (R200p/p) 121km (R750p/p)

Atta.co.za

Sat, 23 Sun, 24

24 Hours of Oak Valley: MTB Relay

Oak Valley Estate (Elgin Valley)

As many 10km laps as possible in 24hrs (R290p/p – R500p/p)

Dirtopia.co.za

FEBRUARY 2016

Sat, 6 Sun, 7

Fairtree Capital Simonsberg Contour MTB Stage Race

Simonsberg Conservancy

80km (R750p/p) 120km (R875p/p)

Dirtopia.co.za

Sat, 6

99er Cycle Tour

Durbanville Racecourse

64km (R210p/p – R250p/p)             102km (R290p/p – R350p/p))

99er.co.za

Sat, 13 Sun, 14

Lighthouse to Lighthouse MTB

Danger Point Lighthouse (Gansbaai)

180km (R600p/p – R800p/p)

Roag.co.za

Fri, 19 – Sun, 21

Trans Outeniqua 3 Day MTB Tour

Pine Creek Resort (Great Brak River)

336km (R4800p/p –R5900p/p)

Trisport.co.za

Sat, 27

Heidelberg Giant Pumpkin Festival MTB Race

Grootvadersbosch Conservancy (Heidelberg)

6.5km (R20p/p)   34km (R80p/p)    63km (R120p/p)  80km (R180p/p)

Pumpkinfestival.co.za

Sun, 28 – Thu, 3 Mar

Cape Rouleur

Franschhoek

600km (£895p/p - £2145p/p)

Caperouleur.com

Sun, 28 – Fri, 4 Mar

Tour de Boland

Stellenbosch

675km (R2000p/p)

Tourdeboland.com

Mon, 29 – Fri, 4 Mar

Bestmed Tour of Good Hope

La Paris Estate (Paarl)

522km (R3300p/p)

Asgevents.co.za

MARCH 2016

Sat, 5

Reliance Veldtrap met Woorde

Coetzenberg Stadium (Stellenbosch)

18km (R100p/p - R120p/p)

35km (R150p/p - R180p/p)

Veldtrap.co.za

Sun, 6

Cape Town Cycle Tour

Hertzog Boulevard,

Cape Town

SOLD OUT

Capetowncycletour.com

Sun, 13 – Sun, 20

ABSA Cape Epic

UCT

647km (R59 600p/p)

Cape-epic.com

APRIL 2016

Fri, 15 – Sun, 17

36One MTB Challenge

Kleinplaas Holiday Resort (Oudtshoorn)

180.5km (R995p/p)    361km (R1650p/p – R3100p/p)

The36one.com

Fri, 15 – Sun, 17

3 Day Classic Encounter

Stellenbosch

180km (R9000 per team of two)

Asgevents.co.za

Sat, 30 – Sun, 1 May

Houwhoek MTB Tour

Houw Hoek Inn (Elgin)

96km (R900p/p)

Mtb-adventure.co.za

MAY 2016

Fri, 6 – Sun, 8

Gravel & Grape 3-day MTB Challenge

Breedekloof Wine Valley (Worcester)

207km (R4600p/team)

Gravelandgrape.com

Sat, 21

Amarider 110Miler & 50Miler

Malmesbury

80km (TBC)     160km (TBC)

Amarider.co.za

JUNE 2016

Sat, 18

Greyton MTB Classic

The Oaks Estate (Greyton)

15km (R100p/p – R150p/p)          35km (R180p/p – R250p/p)          65km (R290p/p – R360p/p)

Greytonclassic.co.za

JULY 2016

Fri, 1 – Sun, 3

Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour

Knysna

15km, 30km, 50km, 80km 

Knysnacycle.co.za

Sun, 31

Die Burger MTB Challenge

Stellenbosch

15km (TBC)               30km (TBC)      42km (TBC)      50km (TBC)       60km (TBC)      75km (TBC)

Dieburgermtbchallenge.co.za

AUGUST 2016

Sat, 27

Namaqua Daisy Challenge

Vredendal

34km (TBC)      57km (TBC)

Namaquawestcoast.com

SEPTEMBER 2016

Sat, 3 Sun, 4

Greyton Tour

Uitkyk Primary School (Greyton)

100km (R900p/p)

Mtb-adventures.co.za

Fri, 9 – Sun, 11

Ride2Nowhere

Church Grounds (McGregor)

120km (TBC)   180km (TBC)

Ride2nowhere.co.za

Thu, 15 – Sat, 17

Dr Evil Classic

Wittedrift (Plettenberg Bay)

197km (R3850p/p or R7700p/team)

Drevilclassic.co.za

Sun, 18

Karoo to Coast

Uniondale

96km (TBC)

Karootocoast.com

OCTOBER 2016

Sat, 1

7Weekspoort MTB Challenge

Amalienstein Packing Shed. (Ladismith)

26km (R95p/p – R115p/p)          40km (R195p/p – R225p/p)          82km (R340p/p – R370p/p)

7weekspoortmtb.co.za

Sun, 16 – Sat, 22

Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek

Mossel Bay

TBA (R16 900p/p or R29 900p/team)

Capepioneer.co.za

Sat, 29

Jakkalsvlei MTB

Herbertsdale

27km (R100p/p) 60km (R170p/p)

Trisport.co.za

NOVEMBER 2016

Fri, 4 – Sun, 13

Wines 2 Whales

Lourensford Wine Estate

213km (R6000p/p – R8000p/p)

Wines2whales.co.za

DECEMBER 2016

Sat, 17

Cape Agulhas MTB Classic

Struisbaai

10km (TBC)      35km (TBC)      46km (TBC)      72km (TBC)

Capeagulhasmtb.co.za

TICKETS TO THE 2016 VARIOUS CYCLING EVENTS

Tickets to the MTB and road races are available online via the event organisers’ websites. Prices differ for each event, as does the limit for entries so keep an eye out for those details. Remember to also check the date entries close for the individual races, as well as their registration dates.

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