The Midlands Stage Race 2018

Friday, 29 June 2018 - Sunday, 1 July 2018
Kwazulu-NatalHowick High School
  • Distance
    56 km
    Date
    29 Jun 2018
  • Distance
    57 km
    Date
    30 Jun 2018
  • Distance
    52 km
    Date
    01 Jul 2018

Details

3 day option : Distances purposefully kept under 60km per day so that youth/juniors can enter (Youth 15-16 & Junior 17-18)

 

2 day option for sub jnr/sprog (Sub Junior 13-14 & Sprog 11-12)

 

Camping, catering and evening functions

Venue

Howick High School, Kwazulu-Natal
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Chris Newby-Fraser, Jan 18 2018 07:21

What sort of terrain does the route cover? OK for gravel bikes?

Griffin, Jan 18 2018 09:02

That would be dependent on your skills ;) 

 

There is Howick Trails singletrack and Karkloof Trails singletrack in the mix. None of it is hectic but a MTB would definitely be the better choice (especially Day 2 and Day 3)

Grantc, Jan 19 2018 08:00

Griffin - is there a website for this race?

mecheng89, Jan 19 2018 08:27

Event Name: The Midlands Stage Race 2018
When: 29 July 2018 - 1 July 2018
Where: Howick High School, Kwazulu-Natal
Category: MTB
 

3 day option : Distances purposefully kept under 60km per day so that youth/juniors can enter (Youth 15-16 & Junior 17-18)

 

2 day option for sub jnr/sprog (Sub Junior 13-14 & Sprog 11-12)

 

Camping, catering and evening functions



Go to Event Page

 

DATES?

dawnh100, Jan 19 2018 09:29

Can you confirm if it's starting in June or July? I think there's a date error 

Nick, Jan 19 2018 09:48

Dates fixed.

JScottP, Jan 19 2018 10:50

How does one enter? Cant find any website or links?

Griffin, Jan 20 2018 12:29

Griffin - is there a website for this race?

 

Website goes live on 1 Feb.

 

We just finalizing a few things cause we would like to open entries the same day.

Griffin, Jan 20 2018 12:30

Can you confirm if it's starting in June or July? I think there's a date error 

 

Dates are 29 June 2018- 1 July 2018

 

3 Day event - 29/6 - 1/7

 

2 Day event 30/6 - 1/7

 

Registration 28/6 for 3 day or 2 day

 

Registration 29/6 for 2 day only

Griffin, Jan 22 2018 09:50

What sort of terrain does the route cover? OK for gravel bikes?

 

 

The event is sanctioned as a MTB event and so ...

 

- No drop bars allowed

- No e-bikes 

Griffin, Feb 05 2018 01:10

Entries are open !!

 

http://www.roag.co.z...px?EventID=2188

 

FB Page : https://www.facebook...themidlandsMTB/

 

website :  http://themidlandsmtb.co.za/

carbon ghost, Feb 08 2018 07:01

What are the distances for the 2 day option for Sprog age group?

Griffin, Feb 09 2018 08:27

What are the distances for the 2 day option for Sprog age group?

 

What are the distances for the 2 day option for Sprog age group?

 

Nippers and Sprogs are, per CSA rules, limited to 25km per day

 

Day 1 -  23km

Day 2 - 21km

camerons, Feb 10 2018 05:23

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EmptyB, Feb 10 2018 06:01

Are the prices for the event on the website a mistake? R7200 for a team of 2 ?

Great sounding event but not if that's the price.


Plus accommodation... works out to about half the price of Sani2C.

Less riding but dunno what else to compare it to....

camerons, Feb 11 2018 09:35

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Griffin, Feb 12 2018 09:47

Lets look : 

 

2018 Berg & Bush Descent : R12000

2018 Sani2C : R14750

2018 The Midlands : R7200

 

Both Berg &Bush and Sani supply accommodation (tents) and meals.

 

The Midlands supplies lunch daily included in the entry. Tented accommodation or High School hostel accommodation is available but not included in the entry.

 

Lets assume the team stays in a B&B for 3 nights @R350 pppn (breakfast included) and their spend on supper is at R100 pppn

 

(700 x 3) + (200 x 3) = 2700

 

2700+7200 = 9900 (less if you go for tented or hostel accommodation)

Griffin, Feb 12 2018 09:49

Griffin - is there a website for this race?

http://themidlandsmtb.co.za/

Griffin, Mar 14 2018 08:10

To clarify any confusion and misconceptions regarding the pricing for The Midlands MTB Stage Race.

 

There are two options available when entering the race. The first option costs R10,200 per team of two (R5100 per person), which includes full accommodation, all meals, the race itself and the race village package. A portion of that is being donated to our charity, Bloom, which looks after special needs children. The other two MTB stage races in KZN are R7,400 per person and R6,000 per person, comparing apples with apples. This option is limited to x people, on a first come first serve basis.

 

The second option costs R7,200 per team of two. This does not include accommodation, breakfast and dinner and is convenient for people who live in the area or who would like to make their own accommodation arrangements. We have a variety of fantastic preferred accommodation partners listed on the website to choose from. This option does still include lunch.

 

That’s three days of riding fully supported, awesome seconding tables, race village with free snacks, cold and hot drinks and an awesome chill area. In addition, we are having a daily craft beer festival in Howick. On the Saturday night, we will celebrate our event with a party and great band. In the Goodie Bag, you will find a long sleeve top, a pair of sunglasses and more. We have a surprise thank you gift to give each team at the finish.

 

Everyone on the accommodation package will receive a fantastic breakfast, lunch and dinner of the highest standard. I know how important good food is for everyone.

 

Our two-day stage race is R5,700 for a team of two people which does not include the accommodation package option.

 

Don’t forget there is also a two-day trail-run for all age categories. We are putting a huge emphasis on parents doing the race with kids. There is also an two-day stage ride/race with distances of under 30 kms, as well as a 10 km ‘Scout’ race on the Sunday. There really is something for the whole family, so come and spend a long weekend in the Midlands together. The dates 29 June – 1 July are in the school holidays. 

 

Solo riders have also now been included. Pricing for this will appear on the entry portal soon. 

BigDL, Mar 19 2018 05:08

To clarify any confusion and misconceptions regarding the pricing for The Midlands MTB Stage Race.

 

There are two options available when entering the race. The first option costs R10,200 per team of two (R5100 per person), which includes full accommodation, all meals, the race itself and the race village package. A portion of that is being donated to our charity, Bloom, which looks after special needs children. The other two MTB stage races in KZN are R7,400 per person and R6,000 per person, comparing apples with apples. This option is limited to x people, on a first come first serve basis.

 

The second option costs R7,200 per team of two. This does not include accommodation, breakfast and dinner and is convenient for people who live in the area or who would like to make their own accommodation arrangements. We have a variety of fantastic preferred accommodation partners listed on the website to choose from. This option does still include lunch.

 

That’s three days of riding fully supported, awesome seconding tables, race village with free snacks, cold and hot drinks and an awesome chill area. In addition, we are having a daily craft beer festival in Howick. On the Saturday night, we will celebrate our event with a party and great band. In the Goodie Bag, you will find a long sleeve top, a pair of sunglasses and more. We have a surprise thank you gift to give each team at the finish.

 

Everyone on the accommodation package will receive a fantastic breakfast, lunch and dinner of the highest standard. I know how important good food is for everyone.

 

Our two-day stage race is R5,700 for a team of two people which does not include the accommodation package option.

 

Don’t forget there is also a two-day trail-run for all age categories. We are putting a huge emphasis on parents doing the race with kids. There is also an two-day stage ride/race with distances of under 30 kms, as well as a 10 km ‘Scout’ race on the Sunday. There really is something for the whole family, so come and spend a long weekend in the Midlands together. The dates 29 June – 1 July are in the school holidays. 

 

Solo riders have also now been included. Pricing for this will appear on the entry portal soon. 

 

 

Hi Bud

 

I may have to make a trip to SA in June to try and help my mom move house etc. Thought I might try and time it around this event as I love cycling in the Midlands so would be keen to know individual entry prices.

 

Suggest that a direct comparison between SANI2C and this event, as you have done above, is risky. Sani has a long history of loyal followers, covers incredible terrain that is largely not rideable outside of this event, is a point to point, with a different campsite each night, and is unique in many aspects. 

 

Having said that, I am keen to participate if I can get the timing right, so would love to know when the updates will be up.

Thanks

BigDL, Apr 06 2018 09:00

Is this event still happening. No updates

Orbit, Apr 07 2018 12:56

Is this event still happening. No updates


Still on. Entries are still open on ROAG afaik.

Griffin, Apr 16 2018 01:23

The event is definitely still on ! Enties are open at http://www.roag.co.z...px?EventID=2188 and routes are confirmed.

 

Water tables provisions are being planned at the moment... so, nows your chance to say what YOU would like to snack on during the event. Let me know and I will do my best to have that there.

 

So far we have water, Coke, donuts, crunchies, Bar One's, banana's and.. some twisted sisters  :) 

Griffin, Apr 18 2018 09:23

The Epic.jpg

ians, Apr 18 2018 10:00

entry done, looking forward to it!!