Cockscomb: Cycle or run for good purpose

2019-03-21 06:02
<Cyclist Christine Swart from Kirkwood was the first and only lady to finish the 103km Conqueror. She will be back this year.             Photo: SUPPLIED

<Cyclist Christine Swart from Kirkwood was the first and only lady to finish the 103km Conqueror. She will be back this year. Photo: SUPPLIED

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THE Cockscomb Classic mountain bike event takes place on Bucklands Guest Farm near Steytlerville, one of the districts that are severely affected by the current drought.

The event is in support of the Steytlerville Agricultural Society Disaster Fund as well as the Burre Burger Disaster Fund.

It will be held during the weekend of 5-7 April and entails camping, adventure, fun, food as well as a spitbraai.

Hannes Horn, organiser of the event, said the Cockscomb Classic has all the elements of a great race. It is hosted by Buckaroo Adventure Sport Events, which was established by Horn and includes 4x4 days, adventure bike rallies, trail runs and mountain bike events.

“The event is well organised with clearly marked routes. There is a lot of fun, with many people camping the whole weekend, good music, good food, and most of all - for a purpose!” said Horn.

“If you enter this race on the level of your choice, you are a winner. You will make a difference. And may experience positive change within yourself.”

MTB & trail run routes

The Cockscomb Classic MTB is an annual one day event (April 6th) with various disciplines and races to choose from. The MTB races (in starting order) are:

.07:00 Cockscomb Conqueror (103km) - toughest in its class in country (R500 entry fee).

.08:00 Cockadoodle (78km) entry fee R350

.08:10 Broiler Bash (46km) - fast and fun scenic route, but tough (R250).

.08:20 Hennebaloo (27km) - fast and easy, designed for fun (R150).

.08:30 Chicken Run (3km) - kiddies race (R20).

The 3 trail runs start at 07:50.

VKudu Route 5.5km (R50), Kolgans Route 12km (R75), Ratel Route 21km (R100).

Where is the farm?

Bucklands Guest Farm is situated next to the Grootrivier. Travelling time from Uitenhage to the farm (117km) is approximatley 1 hour 30 minutes via the R75, turn-off (left) at Kleinpoort.

Follow dirt road for 29.5km (approximately 30 minutes).

Camping at the race venue on the farm is R100/person for the whole weekend.

Hot showers, flush toilets and food stalls will be available.

To view the full programme, activities, entry forms and accommodation visit or visit Buckaroo Events on Facebook.

  • For more information call Hannes Horn at 082 497 2372 or e-mail

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