By early February the waiting list for the Houw Hoek Tour had topped 150 riders, so if you’re keen to take part in a particularly cool ride later in 2014 you’d better be sharp. Here’s the Full Sus list of Must Do Rides that fill up fast…
Don’t let the fact that there are three options (Ride, Race and Adventure) lull you into a false sense of security. If you want to ride the unique trails of the W2W you’d better be quick, entries sell out fast and before you know it you’ll be trawling The Hub for an entry and paying a premium. Entries are open already and are limited to 600 teams per event. Go to www.wines2whales.co.za to enter.
Origin of Trails
2013 saw the launch of the Origin of Trails and we’re predicting that 2014 will see the route improve (how can it not with the frantic rate of trail expansion around Stellenbosch) and with Stillwater’s usual amazing standards you can be sure riders will be queuing up for a spot on the start line. Don’t miss out go to www.stillwatersports.com to sing up for the newsletter letting you know when entries open.
Here’s a new event with a GPS navigation twist and a route that crosses private land closed to riders for 364 days of the year. It even features a crossing of the Gamkapoort Dam, which you probably didn’t even know existed let alone knew you’d soon be adding it to your must visit spots. It’s a challenging 213km ride alright, but it’ll be more than worth it. To join the Full Sus team there go to www.expeditionblackberg.co.za.
Greyton MTB Tour
If you read Jeanne-Louis’s Conservation Column last month you’ll have a hankering to ride the Greyton Tour already, so here’s a warning for those of you who missed it. Entries open on the 3rd of June, diarise it. Oh, and maybe you should book accommodation in Greyton so long too. Keep an eye on www.mtb-adventures.co.za for the latest news on the Greyton MTB Tour.
Races to put your name on the 2015 waiting list for:
Tankwa Trek, Dusi2c, joBerg2c, Sani2c and if you’d like to ride the Imana Wild Ride in 2017 (no jokes) sign up now.