Sardine Classic is back

2015-06-18 06:01
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Ready for the Sardine Classic Marelise Joubert (Wild Coast Sun), Robby Cummings (Beaver Creek), John Bainbridge (Port Edward Holiday Resort), Andrew Ramos (Tiagos), Jenny Abbott and Stuart Gregory.

Photo: supplied Ready for the Sardine Classic Marelise Joubert (Wild Coast Sun), Robby Cummings (Beaver Creek), John Bainbridge (Port Edward Holiday Resort), Andrew Ramos (Tiagos), Jenny Abbott and Stuart Gregory.

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THE Sardine Classic is back on 4 and 5 July at the Port Edward Holiday Resort on Silver Beach.

This year there are special additions - the 20km/10km MTB ride from the Wild Coast Sun into the Eastern Cape on the Saturday – while enjoying private beaches, lovely landscape and wildlife. Entrance is free (Saturday only) for participants into the Wild Waves Water Park plus half-price for families (normally R150). Use the ride as training for the 40km on Sunday. Other races include the 20km/10km trail run, the 10km MTB “fun” ride (recommended for ages seven and older) and the “scooter dash” (for ages two to six).

“Being such an excellent location, there is tons to do for a family-away weekend.” said organiser Mark Thornton-Smith of One Way Productions.

“The course has been set by professional trail builder Jan Abbott. The 40km Classic competitors will enjoy switchbacks on Crags View Wild Care Centre and on the fast downhill section just after passing Beaver Creek Coffee Estate,” he said.

There are some fantastic prizes to be won - from professional bicycle equipment, unique trophies, vouchers, hampers­ and accommodation pack- ages - plus substantial cash in each category­.

“Taking part in this event will also mean supporting a number of good causes within the community and keep the legacy of home-grown Olympian cyclist­, Burry Stander, alive,” said Thornton-Smith.

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Pre-register online http://roag. 1593

Wild Coast Sun

Saturday 4 July

20km MTB Fun Ride 8am - R120

10km MTB Fun Ride 8am - R70

Port Edward Holiday Resort

Saturday 4 July

20km Trail Run 7:30am - R80

10km Trail Run 7:45am - R50

Sunday 5 July

40km MTB Classic 8am - R160

20km MTB Intermediate 8:30am - R110

10km MTB Fun Ride 9am - R60

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