Dates for 2018 up Shortly
Greyton is well known for its amazing MTB and trail running routes available to all throughout the year. However, SOME routes are kept secret and we are thrilled to have been granted access to the pristine Greyton Nature Reserve for this exclusive event….
100% of the proceeds raised from this event go to our local village school, Greyton House.
Two main climbs await, both offering incredible views from opposite ends of Greyton of the valley below.
The flat start out of the village doesn't last long before connecting to some jeep track entering into the nature reserve; and then onto a superb newly created single track where the first real climb begins, and after a brief descent, takes you up and around Hardepeer Kloof on a steep path.
The footpath continues down to the top of Platkloof and then down to your first water point. Then it's into Noupoort and out again and over to the Gobos River crossing and onto a short piece of open jeep track. The split for the 20km takes you straight into Maermanskloof for your second proper climb rising quickly above the scenery below.
Take a breath before plummeting down and around for a south approach to the village up historic Vigne lane. There's craft beer at the finish, but you'll have to run brew, run!
A similar entry into the nature reserve as per the 20km, and instead of heading for another hill you'll be on a fast single track to the finish. Elevation is just over 400m and most of the route is on Greyton Nature Reserve hiking trails so if you've got the legs you're in for a good one!
About half the route is on jeep track and the other half single track, but we've kept it flattish and fast, but will take you almost right around Greyton. Enjoy!
Start and finish - The Old Potter’s Inn and Brewhouse have generously donated their venue (and their brew). You’ll find them at 16 Main Road, Greyton. You can’t miss it!
WHAT DOES YOUR ENTRY GET YOU?
Well the way it works….jumpstart your day with a coffee and padstal rusk. Along the route you’ll find two water points – one for the 12km and two for the 20km – we have Ice Tea energy drinks, cokes, water, treats and banana bread galore! If you make it to the finish, and trust me you’ll want to…kick back on the lawns opposite Old Potter’s Inn and Brewhouse with a pint of Greytons very own brew. Nothing could be better!
We are doing this manually and promise to be as professional as possible!
The male and females on the podiums in each event will win prizes, and all entrants will receive an Old Potters Draught to cool you down on finishing.
The prize giving should take place at roughly 12:00pm on the lawn opposite Old Potters Inn. There will be lucky draw prizes as well as fun sack races for the kiddies.
Greyton has a few good restaurants very close to the race venue. There will also be some easy-food and drinks for sale on the lawn, or bring your own picnic and picnic blanket. Good chill out zone.
Pass Greyton House Village School (on your left) as you enter Greyton and park at the Old Moravian Hall next door to the yellow library. Parking attendants will keep an eye on your car for the day.
Yes absolutely! We are a school after all! Teachers and child minders will be available to look after your little ones at the venue. We will create a play area on the field at the venue. But PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give us an indication beforehand if you are going to use this facility – we need to make sure we have enough child minders on hand. Either call Sally Harris at the school reception: 028 254 9260 or email email@example.com for more info. Indemnities will need to be signed.
Ready or not we’ll be waiting for you from 7am, Old Potters Inn and Brewhouse, 16 Main Road
20km – 8:00am
12km – 8:15am
6km - 8:30am
WHAT I NEED
All the usual – and please take your phone along – this way you can call us if you need assistance. And a back pack with water is a good idea – these mountains can get quite hot.
WHERE IS GREYTON?
We’re 140km from CT along the N2 – travel towards Caledon but head left on the R406 just before Caledon. Our dorpie is 32km from the turnoff. Watch out for the donkeys between Genadendal and Greyton - the speed limit is 80km for a good reason! Allow (conservatively) 2 hours travel time from Cape Town.
WHERE TO STAY
Greyton has some superb accommodation for all bank balances – check out the following links or simply google away –looooadds on offer:
If you need any further info please call Neil 0832531663 – I’ll do my best to answer your questions.
HOW DO I ENTER?
Go to Entry Ninja : https://www.entryninja.com/events/event/23022
WHAT TO DO ON SUNDAY?
Join the GGMTB (our local mountain biking club) on a guided cycle on their local routes. You can choose your route according to your fitness levels…check out our website
A massive thank you to our sponsors: Old Potters Inn and Brewhouse, Overberg Asset Management, Cape Mohair, and Greyton Conservation Society.