There’s a new race on the Free State MTB calendar and it’s a stage race too! Making it the first stage race to be held exclusively in the OFS. It’s called the 3 Mountains MTB Challenge and it features three stages and a night race prologue in the mountainous area near the Lesotho border. Starting and finishing in the town of Clocolan, it’s organised by AfriCycle Tours and offers both team and solo entries, with short and long distances to choose from.
It also features under eighteen and under sixteen men’s and ladies’ divisions. The age group riders will compete over the short course route, which averages 45km per day, excluding the 20km prologue. Long course riders can expect to face 70km to 80km per day and the route takes in passes with unique names like the “OldSmousPass” and the “LionKindPass” so we’re expecting interesting riding.
Find out more at www.africycletours.co.za.