Ladismith Gravel Corridor Challenge
Klein Karoo Gravel Corridor Challenge Montagu
Klein Karoo Gravel Corridor Challenge.....Seriesthough the body get tired...the heart will be inspired!
What is this Series?
The Klein Karoo Gravel Corridor Challenge, KKGCC, will consist of an annual group of races using unique routes within the broader Gravel Corridor. The KKGCC traverses some of the best gravel routes the region has to offer, and guarantees sublime gravel riding, at various altitudes and with exceptional vistas over the plains of the Klein Karoo. Riders participating in any or all of the events in the Series, will earn points for their positions achieved. This system rewards both participation and performance, See the points structure attached.
Two events for 2023
Montagu 100 Miler 18th Nov 2023
PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
This event’s format is changing from point to point to a circular route.
Brand new venue: Glen Eden Guest Farm in Montagu
This event now also forms part of the Montagu Gravel & Grit Festival
Montagu 100 Miler
….out of Africa….
we are bringing you a route so unique that for a moment you will forget this is the Klein Karoo. You will truly experience some of the soul of Africa when traversing African Game Lodge. The 100 miler as well as the 100km route will have this very unique experience. Visit the event page for details.
Event info: visit event page
Venue: Glen Eden Guest Farm
Distances: 100mi or 100km
Categories: Gravel or mountain bikes (e bikes only allowed on the 100km route, terms apply)
Point to Point event: Ladismith to Montagu
150km Start: Oaksrest Guest Farm
100km Start: Prinspoort Klein Karoo Stay
50km Start: Sanbona Junction 33°40’12.5″S 20°32’23.7″E
Finish: Tafelkop Dried Fruit restaurant, camping, swimming pool and shower ablutions.
Distances: 50, 100 & 150km
Start: 7am & 8:30am
Kortpad: 457m ascent and 779m descent Start: 33°40’12.5″S 20°32’23.7″E
Middelpad 100km: 1002m ascent and 1166m descent Start: 33°31’45.2″S 20°51’17.6″E
Langpad/Long way 150km: 1352m ascent and 1582m descent Start: 33°28’35.8″S 21°10’15.1″E
Prize money: 1st male & female rider on the 150km
Prizes: for male and female riders 1st 2nd and 3rd for 100 & 150km
Route info: This route is point to point and not circular. It is very scenic with many changes in terrain and vegetation. It starts out on the outskirts of Ladismith and passes a few small farms with live stock before it moves on into the game reserve areas where wildlife is ample. Not far outside of Ladismith life slow down significantly and you might encounter a donkey cart, a herd of goats crossing the road, a very old tractor preparing a small patch of land…life is slower and less complicated out here. When you get to the top of the plateau the landscape opens up to the vast beauty of the Klein Karoo and here is where you might encounter: Kudu, Gemsbuck, Eland and many other smaller game.
Categories: Gravel or mountain bikes (e bikes only allowed on the 50 & 100km routes terms apply)
150km @ R750 late entries R850
100km @ R650 late entries R750
50km @ R250 late entries R350
150km @ 50km/80km/100km/125km
50Km @ 26km
What is included:
Great route & water points, sweeper vehicle, medics, and a great vibe ALSO getting the chance to participate in the whole series and possibly walking away with the series winner Title. Complimentary Steri Stumpi at the Finish line
Registration: 6th May at Oaksrest Guest Farm for the 100 & 150km’s.
Late entries & Registration:
50km 7:30 to 8:15am at the Start Junction with Sanbona
100km: 6 to 6:30am Prinspoort Guest Farm
150km: 6 to 6:30am Oaksrest Guest Farm
Start Venues: 150km @ Oaksrest Guest Farm has all the facilities from camping to luxury accommodation
100km @ Prinspoort Klein Karoo Stay self catering units and camping spots (limited space book directly with Guest Farm, see alternatives down below)
30km distance to travel from Oaksrest to Prinspoort….the 150km race route takes a detour.
Your support: if you haven’t found a friend or family member who can support you over the weekend please make contact with me for a shuttle service.
No other support vehicles will be allowed on route for the safety and enjoyment of the cyclists. Friends and family takes the tar R62 back to Montagu or alternatively leave 30min before the cyclists and head back via the gravel road (10km shorter).
Should a vehicle be found on the race-route, while the race is in progress and can be connected to a rider that rider will be disqualified. ….no arguments will be entered into…
Alternative Accommodation for the 100km:
Alternative Accommodation for 150km