Countdown to Fedhealth MTB Challenge begins

FedHealth MTB Challenge

Countdown to Fedhealth MTB Challenge begins

 Boschendal Farm Estate is primed to host the 4th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge this coming weekend (Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 September 2018). The weekend’s action will kick off with the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events on Saturday.  Catering for ages 0 – 13, Junior MTB enthusiasts have three events to choose from:  a 500m (0-5 years), 1.5km (6-9 years) and a 5km race (10 – 13 years). Jeremy Yatt, Fedhealth Principal Officer, says: “We cannot wait to welcome our Junior mountain bikers at the 2018 Fedhealth Kids MTB Events! Apart from having a great time on the tracks, it’s always an awesome way to bond with Mom and Dad and the rest of the family. And, since these youngsters are the MTB champions of tomorrow, we like to believe that we’re promoting the sport in that way too!” On Sunday, the more senior riders will get to experience the magnificent MTB trails on offer at the Boschendal Farm Estate and surrounds. All three events (Marathon, Half Marathon and Fun Ride) will boast spectacular MTB Trails and magnificent views.  

Defending champion, HB Kruger will be hoping for a successful title defence.  Kruger claimed victory in 2017 in an impressive time of 02 hours 51 minutes.  “The Fedhealth MTB Challenge is one of my favourite one day events,” says Kruger.  “Claiming gold in 2017 was an amazing feeling.  It was one of my first races back after my shoulder injury.  The route featured some great single track in the picturesque Winelands.  The win was a big morale booster.”




Saturday, 15 September 2018


Event & Time: Fedhealth Kids MTB Events:  not timed

·         500m / 0 – 5 years of age / 10:30

·         1.5km / 6 – 9 years of age / 11:00

·         5km / 10 – 13 years of age / 11:30

Entry Fee: R100


Sunday, 16 September 2018


Time: 08:00
Event: +- 60km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Marathon)
Entry Fee: R350 per rider (excludes CSA License)
Time: 08:30
Event: +-30km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Half Marathon)
Entry Fee: R250 per rider (excludes CSA License)
Time: 09:00
Event: 15km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Fun Ride)
Entry Fee: R150 per rider

Once across the finish line, all mountain bikers will be treated to a foot massage in the Falke Foot Zone.  The Festival Village will be a hub of excitement.  Enjoy a Flying Fish beer with a mouth-watering Spur Burger while listening to a live performance by Newton & Co.

SPECTACULAR SPECIALIZED PRIZE UP FOR GRABSThis year, two lucky riders will take home a whopping R10 000 gift voucher (each) compliments of Specialized Bicycles Africa, a proud partner of the 2018 event.  The Specialized Lucky Draw will take place during prize giving on Sunday, 16 September 2018.  To qualify for the prize, contestants need to have taken part in the 2018 Fedhealth MTB Challenge and need to be present during prize giving to collect their prize.

Additional sponsor prizes will include:  Squirt Bike Lube hampers, THULE lucky draw prizes and four BMT Bike Shop vouchers to the value of R2500 each compliments of Fedhealth.


TURBO E-BIKE CATEGORYThe Fedhealth MTB Challenge, in association with Specialized Bicycles Africa, will also boast a Turbo E-bike category.  Please Note:  This category will start in its own batch, but will not feature prize money.


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

Facebook:  Fedhealth Medical Aid / Stillwater MTB Events

Twitter:  @FedhealthMTB / @Fedhealthmed  / @Stillwater_MTB



Seen here (left to right):  Best friends Jusua du Plessis (Stellenbosch) and Herschell Otto share candy floss after the 2017 Fedhealth Kids MTB Events.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Seen here:  Lourens Grobbelaar in action during the 2017 Fedhealth MTB Challenge.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg