The ever-popular Langebaan Country Estate Cycle Challenge and Langebaan Country Estate Mountain Bike Fun Ride, held in conjunction with SANParks Honorary Rangers and the Pedal Power Association, will be taking place again this year on 10 and 11 November 2018, with all proceeds being donated to the West Coast National Park. This double event has been rated as the Highest Scoring PPA Fun Ride for the past eight consecutive years, and Best New Event for the 2014/2015 Fun Ride Season.
Starting at the driving range at Langebaan Country Estate, the cycle challenge comprises two routes – 80km and 30km – starting at 07:00 and 07:45 respectively on Saturday 10 November. Both rides take place mostly inside the West Coast National Park, winding through some of the most beautiful scenery on the West Coast. The finish line is at the top of Stumpnose Rock, affectionately known as Mamba Hill.
The Mountain Bike Fun Ride on Sunday 11 November also comprises two routes -18km and 42km – starting at 07:30 and 08:00 respectively at the driving range. The shorter route takes place wholly within the Langebaan Country Estate with a few relatively tough climbs which, when completed, rewards riders with beautiful panoramic views of the area, especially the lagoon.
Spectators and supporters are most welcome to join in the fun and enjoy the music, various food stalls and beer tent at the LCE driving range while waiting for the participants to cross the finish line.
The closing date for pre-entries for both events is Thursday 8 November and registration can be done online at www.lcecyclechallenge.co.za or www.racetec.co.za. Late entries close on the day of the race, at the marquee tent on the LCE driving range.
Langebaan Country Estate Cycle Challenge
Saturday 10 November, 80km starts at 07h00
Cost with a PPA number – R190 (online) and R240 (late entry);
Cost without a PPA number – R240 (online) and R290 (late entry).
30km starts at 07h45
Cost with a PPA number – R120 (online) and R170 (late entry);
Cost without a PPA number – R160 for online entries and R210 (late entry).
A helmet is a requirement for participation and children u/12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Langebaan Country Estate Mountain Bike Fun Ride
Sunday 11 November, 18km starts at 07h30
Cost with a PPA number – R80 for pre-entries and R120 (late entry);
Cost without a PPA number – R100 (pre-entries) and R140 (late entry).
42km starts at 08h00
Cost with a PPA number R180 (online) and R240 (late entry);
Cost without a PPA number R230 (online) and R290 (late entry).