Clarens

  • Start Date: Saturday, 18 April 2015
  • End Date: Sunday, 19 April 2015
  • Venue: Town Square, Main Street, Clarens, Free State
  • Elevation: 1700
  • Terrain: Single Track, Game Trails, Jeep Track, Gravel Road, Savannah, Rocky, Hardpack
  • Features: Hand Built single track, Bridges, River Crossings, Slick Rock, Spectacular Views, Dams

After 2014 new route success we'll be refining and adding to the current incredible areas, leading to brand new incredible routes. 

Clarens is a beautiful part of the world and is also nice and central for many up-country riders. Being just 3hrs away from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Pietermaritzburg no reason to miss this beautiful event, so make sure you are there for this inaugural event. Situated in the Eastern Free State, Clarens is such a scenic and wonderful place that it is a big source of inspiration for many artists. For the last three years the event caused quite a stir, as it was said that the route is on world standards, completely blew everyone away!

The route is probably the most visually appealing and varied but challenging one that we have ever put together. It follows sand road, jeep track, huge rock-trails and single track over some of the most incredible rock landscapes in this country. This is all virgin land for mountain bikers as most of it is private land, so don't miss this opportunity. Home to various types of wildlife so you are guaranteed to see some around.

Clarens is a circular loop race; it will start in the Clarens Town Square, Clarens, Free State and finish at the same venue. This spectacular route crosses the Maluti Mountains on the edge of the Lesthoto border, which is the highest mountain range in South Africa. The race has been in existence for 5 years and has grown tremendously the riding is absolutely unique and spectacular. Bring the family and make a weekend of this event in the picturesque town of Clarens, featuring art galleries, gift shops and some of the best food in the country!

 

 

PROGRAMME

Saturday:
06h00-08h30: Registration & Line Entries
18/04 07h00: Riders Briefing /  Leaders Jersey Handover
18/04 07h15: Start ULTRA UCI PRO/Elite 120km Race
18/04 07h20: Start Marathon 75km UCI Ladies
18/04 07h35: Start Ultra Marathon Amateur Men
18/04 07h45: Start Marathon 75km "A". Batches at +3min intervals
18/04 11h10: Winner of Marathon 75km Expected
18/04 12h30: Winner of UCI PRO/Elite Men expected
18/04 13h00: Prize Giving

 

Sunday:

06h30-09h00: Registration & Line Entries
19/04 07h45: Riders Briefing /  Leaders Jersey Handover
19/04 08h00: Start Half-Marathon 48km "A". Batches at +3min intervals
19/04 09h15: Start Fun Race 20km
19/04 09h30: Start Fun Race 10km
19/04 10h15: Winner Fun Race
19/04 10h30: Winner Half-Marathon
19/04 12h00: Prize Giving

Clarens Picture Gallery

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