Route

Route Description:

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Start Location: Malmesbury Showgrounds

Start – 2.9km – Narrow farm track
2.9km – first climb
6.0km – major gravel road
8.7km – End Climb 1 – elevation: 302m
14.6km – Start Climb 2 – elevation: 158m
19.37km – End Climb 2 – elevation: 331m
23.34km – End of Descent — elevation: 189m
28.19 – Start Climb 3 – elevation: 242m
28.71 – End Climb 3 – elevation: 284m
Riders are now skirting the north of the Paardeberg
Fast flowing dirtroads
32km Waterpoint 1 – SPECTATOR SUPPORT POINT 1 – 33° 32.492’S 18° 50.584’E

42.37km Tar road starts
45.33km Tar road ends
Fast farm roads
49km – Start of Bergriver farms District roads

53,5 Exit District road – Breakfast Point – No Spectators!

54.22km Start Climb 4 – 14.6km –elevation: 110m
56.42km End Climb 4 – elevation: 255m
56.77km Sharp Technical Jeeptrack descent for 1km
57km – total ascent 1000m
61.64km Back onto District road for 8km – fast and flowing
69km – Underneath Hermon Rd
70.33km Back onto Farm road
71.42km – railway crossing
77.2km – Lowest point on route 53m

81.69km – Waterpoint/HALFWAY Delico Butchery, East of Riebeeck Kasteel

SPECTATOR SUPPORT POINT 2 – 33° 21.819’S 18° 56.626’E

81.98km – railway Crossing
90.65km – START of wide district road
100km – End District Rd – start of farm tracks
109.1km – 1500m total elevation (Roughly * First 50km = 1000m elev, 2nd 50km = 500m elev….)

112km – LUNCH STOP – No Spectators!

117km – SPECTATOR SUPPORT POINT 3 – 33° 16.571’S 18° 47.152’E

120km – Top Climb 5 – elevation: 183m
129km – fast and flowing 9km section ends – Start Climb 6 – elevation 187m
135km – End Climb 6 – elevation: 280m
138.2km – Start climb 7- elevation: 213m

SPECTATOR SUPPORT POINT 4 – 33° 19.665’S 18° 48.670’E
142.8km – end climb 7 – elevation: 396m – HIGHEST POINT ON ROUTE
Fast descent

144.2km – Start Climb 8 – elevation: 306m
148.5km – end Climb 8 – elevation: 384m
151.8km – Short climb 800m 50m elevation gain
152.6km – Fast district road

NEW – SINGLETRACK UNDERNEATH PAARL/MALMESBURY ROAD!!!
161.8km THE END

Total route elevation:

100 Miler – 1950m

50 Miler – 1461m
Waterpoints
32km, 53km (Breakfast), 81km,112km (Lunch), 143km

Spectator Support Points
32km, 81km, 143km

The Route is broken up into 6 sections

Section 1: Start to Waterpoint 1 – Distance = 32km
Terrain: Undulating with several climbs, narrow jeep tracks
Rating: Strenuous

Section 2: Waterpoint 1 to Breakfast stop – Distance = 21km
Terrain: Flat, fast with minor climbs, open district roads, farm tracks
Rating: Easy

Section 3: Breakfast stop to Waterpoint 2 – Distance = 28km
Terrain: 5km demanding climbing before fast open riding to waterpoint
Rating: Moderate (After very strenuous climb)

Section 4: Waterpoint 2 to Lunch Stop – Distance = 31km
Terrain: Fast open riding to lunch stop
Rating: Easy (in case of North Westerly wind this could become Strenuous)

Section 5: Lunch Stop to Waterpoint 3 – Distance = 31km
Terrain: Very undulating with several climbs
Rating: Moderate

Section 5: Waterpoint 3 to Finish – Distance = 19km
Terrain: Very undulating with several climbs in the first 5km.
A few small rises then Downhill to the finish
Rating: Moderate