LIN­DANI MTB CLAS­SIC IN THE WATER­BERG:

2 DAYS, 100KM

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one of the best or­gan­ised of the undis­cov­ered races. Con­tenders rave about the friend­li­ness of the mar­shals and other or­gan­is­ing mem­bers. The race is still small, so you can get away from the crowds while rid­ing through pris­tine bushveld.

It is a two-day stage race with 55km cov­ered in the first day and 45km cov­ered on the fi­nal day. For those ex­pe­ri­enced cy­clists, don’t be fooled by the rel­a­tively short dis­tances – the route pro­file is a stren­u­ous mix of up­hills and down- hills, with the track con­stantly switch­ing be­tween steep, rocky tech­ni­cal down­hills; f l ow­ing stretches; farm roads; and, of course, in­tense climb­ing sec­tions. For those less ex­pe­ri­enced, there is no shame in get­ting off your bike and walk­ing the down­hill sec­tions. Rather walk than suf­fer a con­cus­sion and bro­ken bones.

This race takes place over a week­end in July, and also of­fers a shorter race as an al­ter­na­tive (a 30km or 10km race on the Satur­day).

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