Hannele Steyn (known as the Last Lioness) is the only woman to have raced in every ABSA Cape Epic event to date. She has the African Women's Winners trophy named after her for this great achievement. In conjunction with trisport, she has created a special new event, the Last Lioness MTB Tour. It is a MTB event mainly on gravel roads. Hannele will be cycling with the group of riders for 3 days. The riders will traverse 3 mountains in 3 days, the Langeberge, the Rooiberge and the Outeniqua berge with the Gouritz river traversing between the Langeberge and the Rooiberge. It is an exciting non technical stage race event with mainly gravel roads and jeep tracks. Expect to be spoilt each day with a massage, great food and great hospitality in the areas the race traverse through.
The Last Lioness MTB Tour
You will be crossing 3 mountains over 3 days, the Langeberge, Rooiberge and the Outeniqua Berge in the Garden Route. You will see the best of the Gouritz Biosphere Cluster Reserve by doing this event, each day in a different area, staying 3 nights at a different town.
The event will start at Herbertsdale to Van Wyksdorp to Oudsthoorn and then finish between George and Great Brak River. Each day you will ride to a different town.
The Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve is one of the biggest Biospheres in the World and includes the following towns: Montagu, Swellendam, Barrydale, Ladysmith, Prince Albert, Oudtshoorn, Mosselbay, Uniondale, De Rust.
Date: 14-16 September 2018
Start and Registration Venue:
PLEASE NOTE: The entry fees includes 2 nights accommodation
Entry Fees, includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, and accommodation in a Hotel, Guest house and a loft room
Race Finish Venue’s:
Day 1: Rooiberg Lodge, Van Wyksdorp Day 2: De Denne Guest house, Oudsthoorn Day 3: Arendsrus Guest house
Distances: Day 1: 71km Day 2: 75km Day 4 :80 km
Total distance over 3 days = 226 km
STAGE 3 to be announced
Terrain: On gravel roads and quiet tar road sections, NO major roads, No technical riding
Included in the entry fee:
– 3 days of unforgettable riding over the Langeberg, Rooiberge and Outeniqua Mountains – Beautiful routes on private property – Well marked and set out route – Permission to use the private property – Minimum of 2 water tables per day and a water table at the finish – Lunch, dinner and breakfast each day – Goodie Bag – Generosity and great atmosphere of various venues – Trisport support vehicles along the way and transport of Gear – 2 nights accommodation – Bike wash each day – Bike Service available (own cost) – Massage available (own cost)
Compulsory Equipment (for your own safety): As a precaution, we would like you to carry the following compulsory equipment with you during the race. It is for your own personal safety. Please adhere to the following:
Cell phone (on roaming please)
zip lock bag to keep phone dry
Sunscreen (factor 50)
Outer shell jacket (waterproof)
Please ensure that you have the compulsory equipment with you at all times during the race as conditions change.