Starting at 07h30, riders were led on a 5km neutral prossesion through Malmesbury’s streets before heading on a anticlockwise loop of the Swartland including the Perdeberg, Porseleinberg areas before circumnavigating the Kasteelberg and the towns of Riebeeck Kasteel and Riebeeck West. Adriaan Louw was in the lead by the first waterpoint, but after the halfway mark at Delico, Erik took the lead to the finish. The 50Miler event over 80km started at the halfway point at Delico Butchery and followed the 2nd half of the 100 Miler course. Max Sullivan took the win in 3 hours 4 minutes. John Gesselleen and Sean Grobler were second & third over the line.
Nadia Visser was first for the woman in the 100Miler race and finished 15 minutes before Jeanie de Villers in a time of 6 hours 42 minutes. Team Brandslang was the the first 4-man team with the following riders: Tom Figl, Paul Horsford, Peter Marais and Mark Boddy. Full results on www.trailtag.co.za.
This year the event partnered with the Malmesbury Cycling Club who provided support services to the race. The club intends to use the funds generated through this project to develop more singletrack in and around Malmesbury.
The spectator points were very popular and riders enjoyed great food & drinks at the refreshment stations and lunch & breakfast stops.
The day will be remembered for the magnificent scenery and perfect Autumn weather. Almost 900 riders entered, just under 800 started and just under 700 finished the route before cut-off.
For more information, visit www.amarider.co.za.