Race # 2 of 2011: Around Groenberg at Doolhof Wine Estate
We are so excited about the experience that lies in store for you, we canâ€™t wait for the week to pass! Below are a few vital details and information about the race:
- Date: 7 May 2011
- Venue: Doolhof Wine Estate, outside Wellington
- Start of registration : 7h30
- Start of Race: 8h30
- Total distance: 43,6 km
- Total vertical climb: 815 m
- Water points: 1 water point at 25 km (Welbedacht farm). Thanks again to Re/max!
- Speed Trap: Get caught doing it fast at 29km!
- King of the Mountain : 38km
- Expected Weather : 15 deg C @ start, partly cloudy, No rain, heating up to 18 deg C max. Perfect MTB weather!
Facilities: Toilet facilities will be available
Food and beverage: A cash bar right at the start/finish/function area, as well as a selection of light meals is available from the restaurant. Picnic baskets are available by pre booking only. Please call Doolhof should you wish to do this on (021)873 6911
How to get there: Go http://www.doolhof.com/directions.php. Approximate drive time from Wellington: 10 â€“ 15mins. Safe parking will be provided.
Other activities at Venue: Large lawns and open spaces. Bring the kids with their bikes â€“ thereâ€™s plenty of riding space! A gurgling stream over cobbles will draw them like a magnet! Your spouse/friend and kids will kick themselves if they donâ€™t come along! What weâ€™re trying to say is that it is a really beautiful placeâ€¦â€¦
Order Of Merit: This is your 2nd opportunity to get yourself high up on the Leagueâ€™s Order of Merit! Not long before the Grand Prize for the Order of Merit Winners are announced! This prize will be handed over at the Gala Event at Arabella Golf Estate on the evening of 29 October.
Rider Tracking: There is no cell phone reception at Doolhof Estate, so weâ€™re doing everything possible to try and get all teams to be tracked again on a big screen, thanks to the generosity of Intellibureau.
Spectator view points: At Welvanpas Farm thereâ€™s a great view point, with a quaint little coffee shop to while away the waiting timeâ€¦. The water point at Welbedacht Estate is about 15 mins by car from Doolhof Estate. See http://www.schalkburgerandsons.co.za/contact.html#map to get there.
Medical Support: An ambulance with qualified medical personnel will be on hand.
Rider Race Noâ€™s: The race numbers that you received at the first race (that you attached to your bike) are the numbers you keep for the duration of the Corporate MTB League. Donâ€™t forget it at home! Team â€œcaptainsâ€ must see to it that they get the numbers back from substitute riders for the next race.
Technical Support: Technical support will be provided at the start and at the Water Point by Helderberg Cycle World. See race rules that apply to outside help and technical support.
Updated Rider/Team Handicaps: These will be uploaded on the website by tomorrow.
- 1st place: Week-end at Houwhoek Inn for 4 people;
- 2nd place: Helmets/sunglasses from Rudy Project.
- 3rd place: A pair of Corporate MTB League cycling shirts!
- King of the Mountain: Rockets compression garments by Medac.
Route Description: Lots of variation between open farm roads, jeep track, rough jeep track, flowing single track and a bit of technical single track here and there! Parts of the route were utilized during the 2010 ABSA Cape Epic Beware!â€“ the sting is in the tail of this race â€“ see the route height profile attached
Terrain: Race along the slopes of the Groenberg through manicured singletrack, rough jeep track, open farm roads, intimate valleys filled with autumn splendour, beautiful fynbos, state of the art wine and stud farms. Enjoy the magnificent views over Wellington and the Paarl Vally, as well as the Limietberg Mountains above Bainâ€™s Kloof.
Warning: Parts of the route will follow public roads, where motorised traffic can be expected. Normal road rules apply – ride with caution, and keep left! Please feel free to call us if you require any assistance.
Map ad Profile: