A last-minute entry got David George to ride the 160km on his dirt bike and taking the win in a time of 5 hours 37 minutes. Hendrik Kruger took second place with Bennie Viljoen in third.
In the ladies, it was Yolande de Villiers that came in first and 11th overall. Second was Marleen Lourens and then Simone van Aardt finished off the podium.
The event, presented by Bike Hub, also offers a 50Miler from the half-way mark at Delico near Riebeeck-Kasteel. A big field started for the 80km to Malmesbury and David Garrett took the win in the men and Anel Henn in the ladies.
To ride 160km or even 80km solo is a big personal achievement for most riders, and the scenery of the Swartland in Autumn did not disappoint.
The local Malmesbury Cycling Club raises funds through the event by taking control of the waterpoints and marshalling on the route.
Amarider is a non-profit organisation working for mountain bike trail access and as well as liability and insurance support to clubs and groups managing trails systems around South Africa.
Full results are available on www.trailtag.co.za.
Next big event is the Stellenbosch MTB Challenge on 29 July – entries are open! See the full calendar of events on www.dirtopia.co.za