Gouritz Biosphere- Our River ▪ Our Region ▪ Our Future
Hannele Steyn (known as the Last Lioness) has received the All African Women’s trophy award at the EPIC MTB this year as the only woman that has raced in every EPIC up to date. The Last Lioness MTB is a MTB event mainly on gravel roads. Hannele will be cycling with a group of riders for 3 days. The riders will cycle over 3 mountains in 3 days, the Langeberge, the Rooiberge and the Outeniqua berge with the Gouritz river traversing between the Langeberge and the Rooiberge. It is an exciting Non Technical MTB Bike Stage Event with mainly gravel roads and jeep tracks. On the event you can get spoiled each day with a massage, great food and great hospitality in the areas the race traverse through.
The Last Lioness MTB Tour
You will be crossing 3 mountains over 3 days, the Langeberge, Rooiberge and the Outeniqua Berge in the Garden Route. you will see the best of the Gouritz Biosphere Cluster Reserve by doing this event, each day in a different area, staying 3 nights at a different town.
The event will start at Herbertsdale to Van Wyksdorp to Oudsthoorn and then finish between George and Great Brak River. Each day you will ride to a different town.
The Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve is one of the biggest Biospheres in the World and includes the following towns: Montagu, Swellendam, Barrydale, Ladysmith, Prince Albert, Oudtshoorn, Mosselbay, Uniondale, De Rust.
Date: 14-16 September 2018
Start and Registration Venue:
The entry fees includes 2 nights accommodation
Entry Fees, includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, and accommodation in a Hotel, Guest house and a loft room
Race Finish Venue’s:
Day 1: Rooiberg Lodge, Van Wyksdorp
Day 2: De Denne Guest house, Oudsthoorn
Day 3: Arendsrus Guest house
Day 1: 71km
Day 2: 75km
Day 4 :80 km
Total distance over 3 days = 226 km
Terrain: On gravel roads and quiet tar road sections, NO major roads, No technical riding
Included in the entry fee:
– 3 days of unforgettable riding over the Langeberg, Rooiberge and Outeniqua Mountains
– Beautiful routes on private property
– Well marked and set out route
– Permission to use the private property
– Minimum of 2 water tables per day and a water table at the finish
– Lunch, dinner and breakfast each day
– Goodie Bag
– Generosity and great atmosphere of various venues
– Trisport support vehicles along the way and transport of Gear
– 2 nights accommodation
– Bike wash each day
– Bike Service available (own cost)
– Massage available (own cost)
Compulsory Equipment (for your own safety):
As a precaution, we would like you to carry the following compulsory equipment with you during the race. It is for your own personal safety. Please adhere to the following:
- Cell phone (on roaming please)
- zip lock bag to keep phone dry
- Emergency food
- Water bottles
- Sunscreen (factor 50)
- Outer shell jacket (waterproof)
Please ensure that you have the compulsory equipment with you at all times during the race as conditions change.
For all information contact Janine on firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletes wanting to cancel will forfeit the following part of their entry fee:
Athletes cancelling may transfer their entry to another person, but that person will have to accept that changes to sizes etc. of clothing in the goody bag may not be able to be made if they are not available – when goody bags are applicable.
25% of Entry fee will be charged for any transfers for admin costs.
Entries may unfortunately not be transferred to 2019.
Contact Janine to finalise this: email@example.com
Each day has a different finish venue, please see below:
The night before: Arendsrust Guest house, for your own account.
Day 1 Rooiberg lodge
Day 2: De Denne Guest House is a 4 star Guest house and the Finish venue of Day 2. Single option is available at an extra R500 pp
Thursday, 13 September 2018
16:00 Registration at Arendsrus, George
18:30 Dinner at Arendsrus
Friday, 14 September 2018
6:30 Drive to the start with your own car, about an hour from Arendsrus. Your car will be shuttled back to Arendsrus
08:00: Start of the Tour
11:30 First Riders expected at Rooiberg Lodge
13:00 on wards Lunch
Saturday, 15 September 2018
06:30 to 07:30: Breakfast
08:00: Start of Day 2
11:30 First riders expected at De Denne, Oudsthoorn
13:00 on wards Lunch
Sunday, 16 September 2018
6:30 to 7:30: Breakfast
08:00: Start of Day 3
12:00 First riders expected at Arendsrus
12:00 on wards Lunch and Goodbyes