Eston cycle race: Fun for families

2008-07-15 00:00

The Illovo/Eston Mountain Bike Challenge takes place in Eston on July 27.

Now in its sixth year, the race has established itself as the most popular one-day mountain bike race in KwaZulu-Natal, say the event organisers.

The race caters for the whole family, with the day’s events split into four different races.

For the serious mountain biker in the family, there is the 75 km Illovo Marathon or the 40 km Aquelle Classic.

The 18 km Tala family ride includes a clearly marked route running through the Tala Game Reserve and is aimed at family participation or newcomers to the sport. The course is specifically designed to be non-technical and as easy as possible.

For the little ones, there is the 10 km Ola Milky Lane kids’ ride.

One of the Challenge’s main objectives is to raise funds for the community in the Eston/Mid-Illovo area. Almost R90 000 was channelled back into the community from last year’s event.

The race starts at 8 am at the Eston Farmers’ Club, just outside Pietermaritzburg. For more information and entry details visit

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