The route is the same as last year, starting with a nice and easy flat section leading into a climb, whereafter the riders will have nice downhill run to the finish.
From Kwambo Club the route climbs up along a gravel road that will spread out the field, to the start of the first of many single track sections through Eucalyptus plantations into a culvert crossing (rideable) and a short traverse into the adjoining tribal lands followed by a technical single track section (watch out for the tree stumps) and a great downhill run back to the finish at Kwambo Club There is one water table at 13km . The route has 306m of climbing.
The 50km is a good mix of single and jeep track with some technical sections and 600m of climbing. Starting at Kwambo Club the route climbs out from Kwambo into some Eucalyptus plantations, into a culvert crossing (rideable) taking riders into the rolling hills of the tribal lands west of Kwambo.
After 17km, riders are faced with a grueling 2km climb to the highest point on the ride where they will get to the first of 2 water tables. Thereafter follows a long sweeping downhill section to get the adrenaline pumping . After 32 km the route joins up with the 25km route with a mix of single and jeep track back down to the finish. There are 2 water tables on the 50 km route at 19 km and 35 km.
10KM FUN RIDE:
Please note that the 10km will not be timed by Elite Timing but will be timed separately by the event organizers. Furthermore, only the U/10s in the 10km will receive a time from the event organizers.
The 10km results will not be posted on the ROAG website.
T-Shirts will be given out.
Medals will be awarded to the 10km riders only.
PRIZE MONEY ALLOCATION:
As per the Big 5 Series.
BELL BIG 5 CHALLENGE RULES:
Riders must complete a minimum of 4 out of the 5 races
The four best times out of the 5 race series are used to calculate the positions for the BELL Big 5 Series Challenge
Results for the 25km and 50km races will count toward your ROAG Ranking.
GPS start co-ordinates: S28 35.981 E32 04.731