FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic introduces new Monster Climb

Celebrating its 14th anniversary at the ATKV in Buffelspoort on Saturday, 21 May 2016 the revered FNB Magalies Monster Mountain Bike (MTB) Classic will treat riders to a new and improved Monster Climb.

“Although the new Monster Climb will be more challenging, it will be a little shorter and much more scenic,” says Harry Schubert, Course Designer FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.  “Now 5.5km in length the new climb consists predominantly of single track and features some steep, rugged and tricky up-hill sections over technical terrain.  The new climb is sure to test the resilience of even the more experienced mountain bikers.  All three routes (15km, 35km and 70km) will undergo exciting route changes.  Each route will feature the necessary ingredients that a quality one- day mountain bike race requires, namely a great setting, spectacular scenery, technically challenging sections, unique trails and a fantastic atmosphere.”

“The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic perfectly showcases the natural beauty of this area,” continues Schubert.  “The Magaliesberg has recently been declared a Unesco Biosphere with the Monster’s MTB route running through the core of it.  This makes the event extra special.  Entrants can look forward to experiencing the true beauty of the Magaliesberg with amazing rock formations, pristine vegetation and magnificent views over the Buffelspoort Valley.  Mountain bikers will get to test their physical ability and limits in a very unique environment.  Some might say that you cannot call yourself a mountain biker unless you’ve conquered the Monster.”

The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic is ideal for all mountain bikers.  Entrants can choose between a 15km Fun Ride, the 35km ‘Half Monster’ and the 70km ‘Monster’.


FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic

Date: Saturday, 21 May 2016
Venue (start & finish): ATKV, Buffelspoort
Distance, cost & start: 70km / R320 / 08h00
  35km / R220 / 09h00
  15km /  R130 / 09h30
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With the FNB Platinum Trail Run taking place at the same venue the very next day, sports enthusiasts are encouraged to make a weekend of it with family and friends.

FNB Platinum Trail Run

Date: Sunday, 22 May 2016
Venue (start & finish): ATKV Buffelspoort
Distances, cost & start: 24km /07:00 / R300
  12km /07:15 / R200
  8km / 07:30 / R120


Special entry rates will apply to individuals taking part in both the FNB Magalies Monster and FNB Platinum Trail Run.

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For more information or to enter the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com.

About the Sponsorship

FNB Business and FNB Private Wealth have made a joint commitment to sponsor the annual Magalies Monster Mountain Bike Classic.

FNB’s ongoing strategy is to support local and community events that show the potential to grow. This sponsorship affirms our dedication to providing an experience that is beyond expectation, through a sporting discipline that continues to grow in popularity as one of the key activities in the South African sporting calendar.

The Magalies Monster Mountain Bike Classic is aligned to our belief that adventure is the heart of innovation and this is one of many platforms on which we seek to make a lasting connection with new and existing clients.


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