On the 1st August 2009 (and for the 5th year running), the Akkedis Soutpansberg Mountain Bike Challenge takes place on the western side of the Soutpansberg Mountains in the Limpopo province.
The Soutspansberg Mountains has a fascinating history in South Africa, due to archaeological interest and pioneering. Its unique local micro-climate is also extraordinary. Warm, moist winds from the Mozambique Channel ascend up the sharp, southerly slopes and with the ensuing cooling, condense and form a mist which often turns to rain, which has resulted in the Soutpansberg’s prosperous and diverse vegetation.
The venue where the race will take place is the Schoemansdal Environmental Education Centre. Registration for the event will happen there on Friday 31st July, from 12h00 to 19h00, and on Saturday 1st August, from 06h00 to 07h45. There are three race packages available – a 70km marathon (starting at 08h00), a 35km half-marathon (starting at 08h30) and a 10km fun ride (starting at 08h40).
70km event = R120
35km event = R75
10km event = R30
Pre-entries close on 28 July 2009. Click here to enter.
Accommodation will also be available. For further info, please visit www.akkedismountainbike.co.za.
I hope to see you there!