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4-5 April 2020 @ Koedoeslaagte

LIMITED entries - 50 teams and 70 solos

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Venue: Koedoeslaagte Trail Park & Venue

Special venue features:

  • Hosted on the banks the Vaal River with a 30 m x 20 m recreational area and a roofed relay zone

  • Bike wash!

  • Ablutions with hot showers!

  • Electricity available only for charging inside the Koedoesaal

  • Boiling water 24/7

  • Braai facilities and Koedoekraal Lapa

  • Anatomic Factory Shop clothing sale

  • Quality, affordable local cuisine food stall and tuck shop by Najaarsrus

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Time: Sat 4 April 2020 - Sun 5 April 2020
Start: 12:00 on Saturday (Le Mans-style start with 100m run) The first lap is intended for the better rider in the team with a 9km (2km longer than the standard day lap) including a challenging mountain section that is reserved for the first lap only. The first lap will be a race and the winner will be awarded R1000 prize money for the first male and R1000 for the first female rider!
 
Number pick-up:

  • Fri 3 April at venue - 16:00-19:00 - Koedoeslaagte

  • Sat 4 April - 07:00-11:00 - Koedoeslaagte

 

Sanctioning: According to UCI MTB XCO rules unless otherwise specified
 

Format: Cross country/lap racing (±5km night lap & ±7 km day lap). Most laps/shortest time within the allotted 24 hours
 

Route: Along the banks of the Vaal River and into the mountain area, surrounded by wilderness and the unspoiled night sky

  • a purpose-built mountainbike track with fun and safety in mind

  • the route is ideal for wet or dry conditions alike

  • the route is fairly challenging and medium level of fitness and skill is required

  • the route is fair with ample opportunity to pass

  • the route and venue is secure; fenced in on private land


Route opens for training: Sat 4 April 09:00-11:15
Team managers briefing: Sat 4 April at 11:00
Prize giving: Sun 5 April @ 12:15

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Categories: Age is determined by the age you will become/have become in
2020 - age at 31 December 2019

 

Teams:

  • strictly no team riders younger than 10

  • no more than four riders 14 years and younger per team

  • R 2 800/ team entry (calculates to only R 400/rider for a team of 3 to 7 riders - includes camping, facilities, parking etc. R 3 300 for late entry.

  1. Open Team: 3-7 riders per team, any mix of age and gender (if a team
    consists of 3 or more women, they will automatically qualify as a mixed team)

  2. Mixed Team: 3-7 riders per team, minimum of 3 women/team. The women 
    should complete a minimum of 12 laps in total between them. Mixed teams qualify for the overall prize category

  3. Women's Team: 3-7 women per team. Women teams qualify for the overall
    prize category

  4. Biltong Team: 3-7 riders per team, any mix of age and gender, average age
    of 40 (using rider's ages at 31 December 2019). A Biltong Team with 3
    women riders will automatically qualify as a Mixed Team. Biltong teams
    qualify for the overall prize category

  5. High School team:

    • A full compliment of 7 riders per team is required

      any mix of gender

    • 6 riders all from the same high school and 1 adult

    • The adult to be team manager

    • High School teams will not qualify for the Overall or Mixed prize categories, but for the High School category only

Solo:

  • A solo rider, male or female: strictly age 19 or older, R 450 per entry, R 600 per late entry

 

PRIZE MONEY: 

Overall Teams:

1st - R 3 000 & free entry for 2021!

2nd - R 2 000

3rd - R 1 000

4th - R 500

Mixed Teams

1st - R 2 000

2nd - R 1 000

3rd - R 500

 

Biltong Teams

1st - R 1 000

2nd - R 500

 

High School Team

1st - R 2 000

2nd - R 1 000

3rd - R 500

 

Solo Male and Female

1st - R 2 500/ R 2 500

2nd - R 1 000 / R 1 000

3rd - R 500 / R 500
 

Additional prizes:

  • First after first lap male - R 1 000

  • First after first lap female - R 1 000

  • Random lucky draw prizes throughout the event - if you have a rider on course at the right moment, you are eligible for all kinds of lucky draw prizes!

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Office:

Accommodation, tents & chalets: Dylanya, reception@cycling-sa.co.za 011 888 1590

Organiser:  Attie Koekemoer, attie.koekies@gmail.com  082 335 3358