THE SOUTHERNMOST MTB RACE

Trail Run 21st December | MTB Race 22nd December

RIDE DOWN SOUTH FOR THE HOLIDAY

After a scenic two hour drive from Cape Town across rolling hills, you will find the Southern-most region of Africa, part of the magical Overberg, where the majestic Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. This area stretches from Die Dam in the west, to the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the east..

On December 22nd, you can enjoy this region on your mountain bike during the CAPE AGULHAS MTB CLASSIC, the main event of the week, and also sign up for a very nice family holiday run just before sunset on the 21st of December. For the MTB you will have four distances on offer whilst the run will have a 6km, 10km & 15km option with the routes crossing various terrain of tar and off-road trails. What a fabulous time of fun for the whole family to enjoy during the holiday season!

The main mountain bike race on the Saturday morning is 72km, testing the skill and stamina of the rider. Then there are the shorter equally as scenic 46km and 35km rides, as well as a 10km event to enjoy at your leisure..

Don't forget to visit the beautiful towns and villages - Napier, Elim, Bredasdorp, Arniston, Waenhuiskrans, Struisbaai, L'Agulhas and Suiderstrand as well as the De Mond Nature Reserve and the rugged plains of the Agulhas National Park. Feast your eyes on the beautiful fynbos, unique to this area.

It is a visit you will always remember.

The area also offers kilometers of sandy white beaches, lush vineyards and farmlands, the quaint harbour at Struisbaai and the oldest working lighthouse in South Africa overlooking the point where two oceans meet at L'Agulhas.

Not only is this area steeped in rich cultural history, but offers unique fauna and flora and an abundance of birdlife. This is also home to the Blue Crane, South Africa's national bird. Whether you want to explore or just relax and take in the scenery, this beautiful area has something for each and everyone. Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy safe swimming, fishing, hiking, surfing, taking strolls on the beach or cycle to your heart's content.

Join us for this fun-filled event which takes place in Struisbaai – a jewel of a town! Make sure you pre-enter for the MTB Race on MTB Web Tickets and for the Trail Run on Trail Run Web Tickets. Be sure to plan your trip early to avoid disappointment. There will be medals for all finishers, kiddies entertainment, food stalls, water points along the routes and wonderful prizes in the lucky draw.

CAPE AGULHAS MTB CLASSIC

GET READY TO RACE

Entries open on the 1st September

CAPE AGULHAS MTB RACE DATE

22 December 2018

Race Start & Finish

NG Church Suidpunt, Struisbaai, Overberg.
GPS Coordinates: 34°47’59.88″S 20°02’56.87″E

DISTANCES

72km, 46km, 35km & 10km

START TIME

From 07h30 for long distance. Other distances follow with 15 minute breaks

ENTRY FEES

Enter online at Web Tickets
72 Km – R280
46 Km – R260
35 Km – R230
10 Km – R100

Prizes & Goodies

Goodie Bag for the first 150 Pre-entries
Timing for all Riders
Medals for all Finishers
Category Prizes
Lucky Draw

SNEAK PEEK

The new Monument at the Southernmost Tip of Africa

Cape Agulhas Monument
Cape Agulhas Monument

Race Organisers

Naas Vermaak – Pioneer of the Non-Profit Southernmost Foundation. The Foundation strives to uplift, improve and empower the local community. Through their outreach and trail-building – the aim of the Foundation is to make the Bredasdorp/Struisbaai/Napier area a real MTB playground

Find Out More

Sponsors

Cape Agulhas Classic MTB pledges to support Local People for Local Change

Local People for Local Change is a group of people from different backgrounds, from within the bigger Struisbaai, L’Agulhas, and Struisbaai North Community. This group is dedicated to making a difference in the local Molshoop community. We all have a love and a passion for our people and our town, and our vision is that everyone will take hands and make a difference together. We are so grateful for the community and so many people that have already given to Local People for Local Change, every contribution, great and small. Then we would also like to extend a huge thank you to the Cape Agulhas Classic MTB for pledging a portion from their entry fees to our cause.

We have various active projects to engage the children from the Molshoop community, and to get them excited about their future. The Teenager Club was started 6 months ago, with the help of Mayor Paul Swart. We offer the kids a variety of activities, of which a Movie Night and a Coffee Bar. We also have a netball and soccer team, and recently hosted a very successful sports day.

 

We are very excited to also introduce a Music Centre, where our children can learn to play a variety of musical instruments, as well as dancing and singing. We have already received a few musical instruments from kind-hearted people. We are still in need of any type of musical instrument, as well as volunteers that are willing to give an hour a week of their time to invest in teaching our kids to play them. Cash donations are also welcome. Other projects that we are busy with for 2018 is an afterschool centre, more sport, art classes, and much more.

How can you help?

Do you have a talent that you would like to use for the benefit of our community, or perhaps you are a business person wanting to offer an intern opportunity or make a donation, or maybe you have time to offer as a volunteer in one of our projects? Please get in touch. localpeople4localchange@gmail.com

Bank details
Bank: Capitec
Account name: P Wolhuter (treasurer)
Account number: 155 229 6812
Branch code: 470010

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