The event, presented by Bike Hub, starts and finishes at the Malmesbury Showgrounds and circles the Swartland towards Riebeeck Kasteel where the 50Miler starts half-way, at Delico Butchery.
To ride 160km or even 80km solo is a big personal achievement for most riders, and Kleinhans commented that the 2009 medal is one that is close to his heart.
The longer distance starts at 7h30 at sunrise and the 50Miler at 9am. Both must finish with the long distance before the 17h30 cut-off in Malmesbury.
Friday registration is at Dirtopia Trail Centre on Delvera farm near Stellenbosch between 12h00 & 18h00. Dirtopia Café & bikeshop will be open later too. Note that no entries are available on race day.
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.
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