Super Classic: exciting events suited for all riders

2011-09-26 00:00

THE Witness Lake Eland Super Classic 2011 will pitch runners, riders and cyclists against one another on the scenic South Coast from October 28 to 30.

The Witness is the primary media partner and the Fever Newspaper Group will also supporting the event.

The weekend kicks off with a social evening on Friday night, with DJs providing entertainment from 5 pm until 11 pm.

Saturday morning sees the start of the endurance events.

There will be a 21 km trail run/walk through the nature reserve. Fun-runners and walkers have the option of either a 14 km or five kilometre route. The route is suited for children and adults.

While the runners put takkie to the tracks, the quad and scrambler riders will gear up for several hair-raising tracks that cut through the picturesque Mzimkhulu Game Ranch.

The main event has been designed to separate the men from the boys, and the organisers have laid out routes with varying degrees of difficulty to suit all riders.

The challenging 46 km track is for advanced bikers only, with a 25 km intermediate fun-ride for bikes and quads.

There is also a 10 km thriller track for advanced quads and intermediate bikes.

Pupils can take up the inter-schools challenge on an exciting course of five kilometre laps around the front of the reserve.

For the enthusiastic adventure cyclists there is the annual social Saturday night ride to the bonfire.

The main race takes place on Sunday morning and will see cyclists arriving from all over South Africa to compete.

The 45 km race is a gruelling technical challenge for even the most experienced riders, while the intermediate

25  km super classic allows weekend cyclists to raise their game against the pros.

An easy 10 km course gives children and beginners a satisfying outing.

For more information call the Lake Eland Classic hotline at 079 572 1875.

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