Entries open on 1 March 2024 for the LOURENSFORD CLASSIC (on 7 April), the HOUW HOEK MTB TOUR (on 4 & 5 May) and the HOUW HOEK GRAVEL RACE (on 4 May).

The LOURENSFORD CLASSIC is the first event of the 2024 CSA Western Cape’s XCM Series and offers three route options; 59km, 40km or 20km. The 40km and 20km routes are also ideal for non-competitive riders. Early registration is at the Clay Hub, Lourensford on Saturday 6 April from 9h00 until 12h00 and late registration on Sunday 7 April from 6h00 until 7h30. No late entries will be allowed on Sunday 7 April.

The HOUW HOEK GRAVEL RACE is a new addition to the Houw Hoek MTB experience on Saturday 4 May. The HH GRAVEL RACE offers two route options: 130km or 80km and both are mostly on gravel and farm roads. The 130km GRAVEL RACE is the first event of the 2024 CSA Western Cape’s Gravel series. You will be able to enter for only the HH GRAVEL RACE on Saturday, but you can also add the HOUW HOEK TOUR’s second stage on Sunday.

The HOUW HOEK MTB TOUR is staged on 4 & 5 May. On Saturday 4 May, riders will do the Botrivier and Wildekrans 45km loop and on Sunday 5 May, the Paul Cluver 50km loop. There will be interesting and new trail sections and spectacular bridges on both days. You’ll be the first to test the new Botriver crossing, Cluver’s fifth edition of Poffies and a Da Vinci shape bridge near the Hotel. The new additions are the result of a lot of hard work after the massive floods in Elgin and Botriver during September 2023. Early registration is at the Houw Hoek Hotel on Friday 3 May from 14h00 until 19h00 and late registration on Saturday 4 May from 6h00 until 7h30. No late entries will be allowed on Saturday 4 May.

Make sure you enter early for the HOUW HOEK MTB TOUR and GRAVEL RACE because we unfortunately have to limit entries due to limited parking space at the hotel. The Houw Hoek Hotel still has a few rooms available. However, online bookings are closed, therefore contact Veronica directly on 028 284 9640 / to book accommodation.

Book your Saturday sport massage at or a longer . If you prefer to be pampered, you can also book a massage at the

A special thanks to our loyal sponsors; Fair Cape, Enduren, Coca Cola, Squirt and Form-scaff and special welcome to our new sponsor, Peregrine Farmstall, who will offer a breakfast delicatesse and add their delicious homemade products to our waterpoints.

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