DURBAN & SURROUNDS
This is an MTB event, offering non-technical riding; but it does take on an ascent in the Inanda Valley that goes up 1100m across 20km, with some gradients reaching as high as 24%.
Despite this, it’s still a social ride meant for beginner and intermediate riders, and it attracts upwards of 60 people every Saturday. To ensure that everyone can deal with the climb out of the valley, the race leader takes the group up an easier hill. If the whole group survives, then they drop into Inanda Valley to climb their way out. A post-ride coffee and breakfast caps off this very sociable event.
“We split the groups, to cater for strength – there’s a social group, and a very social group! Beginnerlevel riders do the relaxed ride, and the intermediates do the social ride. We have a chilled, welcoming vibe that’s all about being friendly, and enjoying the time on the bike.”
– Mark Carroll, owner of Cadence Cycling Centre
Contact Mark Carroll on Whatsapp, at 076 570 1420, for info on the next ride.