Wolseley MTB Route Description
The Wolseley MTB Funride Event consists of 4 main routes .There is a 60km, 40km and 28km route, as well as an 8km kiddies ride and Trail Run.
The routes are designed by our local Epic cyclist, Neels Zeeman. They start with a gentle climb before descending to the Breede River, with a necessary tar road crossing over the river. The routes then follow farm tracks through the local orchards, meeting the famous Waterval Mountains at Verrekyker Farm with an epic climb of Kluitjieskraal Pass lying in wait for the 60km riders. After the split from the shorter routes, the 40 km follows a climbing jeeptrack and various loops along the side of the mountain in the Kluitjieskraal Forest land before returning to Mountain Ridge through more local farmland. The flattish 28km route is aimed at the more inexperienced rider and returns from the bottom of Kluitjieskraal via farm roads and orchards.
After climbing the Pass, the 60km route skirts the hidden Suurvlakte plateau before ascending out the valley and then descending the sometimes treacherous jeep track to the Waterfall crossing, where bike and rider will get a bit wet, depending on the depth of the river. The route then returns via the lower forestry ground, but along energy sapping undulations such as Ben Hur (Rooibult), where the gradients can cause a pride-denting dismount before joining the shorter routes for the home stretch
60 km @ 08h30; 40 km @ 08h45; 25 km @ 09h00; 8 km @ 09h15
Wolseley 2017 MTB Entry Fees
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Pre-entries close 10 August 12H00
On the day late entries? Yes
Mountain Ridge Cellar will be the hosting the start and finish of the event. They will be open for wine tasting and sales. The monthly Ramkiekie Farmers Market, offering local produce and crafts will be happening at the venue. Stalls offer snacks, meals, traditional puddings, hot coffee and more!
Once you have finished your ride there are hot showers available, and then please join us at the Market for some replenishment, live music and enjoy our warm local hospitality.
DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
Take the N1 from Cape Town towards Worcester. Turn left towards Ceres some 30 km after the Tunnel. Proceed for approx another 35 km towards Wolseley/Ceres. Mountain Ridge turnoff will be on your right short after the railwaybridge. Carry on for 1 km and the cellar will be on your left. GPS Coordinates: 33°28’426 S E019°12.150 E