Calling on all outdoor adventure junkies

2014-08-02 00:00

THIS WEEKEND

VELO SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS MTB SKILLS COURSE #4

If you are new to mountain biking or are more experienced, but have not learnt the fundamentals of riding off-road, then this course is for you.

Start date: Today

Location: Velo Life, Hilton.

MTB Velo skills, 1 pm, R220.

Event organiser: Amy Mundy.

Contact: 079 501 3615.

VELO SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS MTB SKILLS COURSE #5

With 20 years of MTB experience, ex-Springbok Amy Mundy and the Velo skills team will get you tackling the single tracks, climbs and descents with renewed confidence and commitment.

Start date: Today

Location: Giba Gorge MTB Park.

MTB Velo skills, 8.30 am, R220.

Event organiser: Amy Mundy.

Contact: 079 501 3615.

NGOJE TRAIL RUN

Prize money is R1 000 for the first male and female in the 45 km race. Cape Union Mart is on board with lots of giveaways for the 22 km race.

Start date: Today

Location: Gratton Preparatory School, Eshowe.

Ngoje 10 km trail run, 8 am, R50.

Ngoje 22 km trail run, 6.30 am, R150.

Ngoje 45 km trail run, 5.30 am, R200.

Ngoje 5 km fun run, 8 am, R25.

Event organiser: Mike von Hagen.

Contact: 082 350 9775.

HILL 2 HILL TRAINING RIDES #1 ENANDA ADVENTURE

This route starts at eNanda Adventure Centre (EAC), climbs up onto the Matabetule Plateau on the Shembe loop (about 15 km) and returns to the EAC. The hectic climb onto the plateau is well-rewarded by the challenging single track at the top and the magnificent views of the Umgeni Valley.

Start date: Today

Location: eNanda Adventure Centre.

Dumb-bell loop, 7 am, R120.

E vent organiser: Detour Trails.

Contact: 079 529 5857.

ILLOVO ESTON MTB CHALLENGE

Expect single track, sugar-cane fields and indigenous forests, and wildlife in Tala Game Reserve.

Start date: Tomorrow

Location: Eston Farmers’ Club, Eston.

10 km Stihl kids race, 9.40 am, R50.

18 km Tala family ride, 9.05 am, R120.

40 km aQuelle half marathon, 8.30 am, R150.

60 km Illovo marathon, 8 am, R190.

Event organiser: Eston Farmers’ Club.

UMKHOMBE TRAIL EVENT

Sugar cane, single track, jeep track, wildlife, natural forests, dams and views.

Start date: Tomorrow

Location: Bishopstowe hall.

16 km trail run, 7.30 am, R80.

20 km trail run, 7.30 am, R100.

5 km trail run, 7.45 am, R40.

9 km trail run, 7.30 am, R60.

Event organiser: Erica Walker.

Contact: 083 234 3437.

NEXT WEEKEND

1000 HILLS EXPEDITIONS SERIES #2 DOWNSTREAM DASH

Self navigated in teams of three or more. Enter individually but ride in your team.

If you need more info about forming teams or have been unable to find riders to be part of your team, we can help! Contact Detour at info@detourtrails.co.za

Start Date: August 9.

Location: Mountain View, Bishopstowe - eNanda Adventure Centre

Downstream Dash 83 km, 7:30 am R 180

Event Organiser: Sarah Sawers

Contact: 079 529 5857.

FIT AND FREE

Tea & Talk at the end of the walk.

Start Date: August 9.

Location: Wylie Park — World’s View

5 km Walk For Freedom (Adults), 10 am R 130

5 km Walk For Freedom (Children), 10 am, R 50

Event Organiser: Ursuhla Govender

Contact: 083 611 7733.

THE SANDY

Hard Sand Beach Run at SPRING LOW Tide with a specially constructed Floating Bridge across Blue Lagoon.

Reggae Band ‘The Meditators’ will be Playing Live on The Suncoast Sundeck after the run. The finish point is at the beach, so it is imperative to have a dip in the ocean after you run.

Start Date: August 10.

Location: Umhlanga Promenade — Suncoast Casino

The Sandy Beach Run/Walk 14 km, 9 am, R130

The Sandy Beach Run/Walk Relay Team, 9 am, R260

Event Organiser: Stu Berry

Contact: 083 456 8435.

SUNDAY TRIBUNE JEEP HILL 2 HILL PRE-RIDE #2

The second Hill 2 Hill Pre-ride will take place on Sunday, August 10. Please note that it is a ride and not an organised race.

Entries are limited to 60 riders only.

Start Date: August 10.

Location: Umlaas Road

40 km Marathon Pre-ride, 7 am, R75.

HALFWAY TOYOTA ILLOVO SUGAR CHALLENGE

All entrants will receive a goodie bag.

Start Date: August 10.

Location: Ugu Sports & Recreational Centre

12 km, 9.40 am, R50

25 km, 9.20 am, R90

45 km, 9 am, R120

5 km, 9.50 am, R20

Event Organiser: Beatrice King

Contact: 072 344 9546.

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