A sublime route experience awaits mountain bikers at the 2021 Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Giniel de Villiers

Stellenbosch’s most iconic mountain biking routes will be on display this coming weekend (Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September 2021) for mountain bikers of all ages to enjoy when they take on the 6th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at the beautiful Blaauwklippen Wine Estate!

The fun will start on Saturday at the Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event (500m, 1.5km or 5km options), followed by the 15km Fun RideThe action will intensify on Sunday at the Fedhealth MTB Challenge Marathon (+-58km) and Half Marathon (+-28km)

“Mountain biking enthusiasts of all ages can look forward to experiencing only the best trails on offer in the magnificent city of oaks,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and the Founder of the event.  “The Marathon will consist of a 58km route that boasts a total climb of 1200m.  Riders can look forward to smooth open road climbs, lots of single track and technical (but smooth) descents.  Although there is a fair amount of climbing, the rewards will be sweet with moderate technical play on the way down.  Iconic farms that will be traversed will include Blaauwklippen, Mont Marie, Dornier, Ernie Els and Stellenrust to mention just a few.  This event is ideal for fit weekend warriors.”

“The Half Marathon will cover a 28km distance and will boast a total 580m climb,” continues Meyer.  “The terrain will include good gradient climbs and beautiful views.  Iconic sections will include the loop at Dornier and the views at Keermont.   Iconic farms that will be traversed will include Stellekaya, Chaloner, Keermont, Vriesenhof and lots more.  The Fun Ride will boast a 15km route that features a total climb of 250m.  This route is easy and rideable.  The loop at Dornier is guaranteed to be a highlight. 

Meyer adds: “The Fedhealth MTB Challenge is the perfect opportunity for families to spend time together while getting outdoors and staying active.  We can’t wait to welcome mountain bikers to the start line at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate this coming weekend for a mountain biking experience like no other.” 

EVENT INFORMATION2021 Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Saturday 11 September 2021

Venue: Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
  
Event:15km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Fun Ride)
Time:08:00
Entry Fee:R195.00 per rider
  
Event & Time:Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Eventnot timed 500m / 1 – 5 years of age / 10:001.5km / 6 – 9 years of age / 10:305km / 10 – 13 years of age / 11:00
Entry Fee:R100.00

Sunday 12 September 2021

Venue: Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
  
Event:+- 58km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Marathon)
Time:08:00
Entry Fee:R425.00 per rider (excludes CSA License)
  
Event:+-28km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Half Marathon)
Time:08:45
Entry Fee:R325.00 per rider (excludes CSA License)
  
Entries Close:Monday 06 September 2021, or once capacity has been reached.

 

FREE ENTRY: Fedhealth members can enter free of charge – simply by typing in their membership number when entering online!

 

EXCITING NEWS:  All entrants will receive an exclusive event t-shirt (Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event included), a bottle of THIRSTI Isofit+ and medals will be awarded to all finishers!

 

Sensational SPONSOR PRIZES up for grabs will include:

«     a R30 000 Specialized Voucher to spend at any Specialize Store

«     THIRSTI prize hampers for the top three overall finishers (male and female) in the Marathon, Half Marathon and Fun Ride.

«      x5 RIALTO Foods Hampers

«     Beet It Sport Discount Voucher

 

CHARITY SUPPORT:  The Fedhealth MTB Challenge proudly supports The Kindness Collaboration.  Founded by Fedhealth and Operation Healing Hands (OHH), The Kindness Collaboration focuses on supporting South Africans who cannot afford quality medical care.  Mountain bikers can make a donation towards the cause when entering the event online.  For more information or to make a direct donation towards The Kindness Collaboration visit https://www.fedhealth.co.za/kindness-collaboration/

 

Facebook:  Fedhealth Medical Aid / Stillwater MTB Events 

Instagram:  @fedhealthmed / @stillwater_mtb_events

For more information or to enter the Fedhealth MTB Challenge, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com

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