Outeniqua Primary School, from George in the Southern Cape claimed the inaugural Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort Schools’ MTB Challenge on Saturday the 30th of September during the Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge. Outeniqua faced stiff competition from their cross-town rivals Glenwood House and to a lesser extent from Stellenbosch Primary; but came out on top thanks…Details
The Ladismith Cheese 7weekspoort MTB Challenge, in the spectacular landscape of the title town, and its neighbouring missionary villages in the Klein Karoo, is a real classic. In the beginning there were 190 entries but the word is out and now, every October, they flock in from all sides of the Western and Southern Cape. Catering for families and different levels of expertise, there are well over a thousand riders who enter for the generous spread of three perfectly balanced routes and, operating under the Dryland organisational banner, there is also the guarantee of flawless logistics and pampering comforts.
Riders will experience the raw scenic majesty of the poort itself – a geological riot underscored by a botanical circus – on a ride paced to make you know you’ve had your physical moneys-worth in addition to the almost overwhelming scenic value. Convenient, accessible and comfortable… One of South Africa’s greatest one-dayers!
The 2017 Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge was won by Durbanville’s David Garrett and Oudtshoorn’s Yolande de Villiers; in a race which saw the women’s champion finish just one minute and thirty five seconds down on the men’s winner. The fifteenth edition of the event, was held under cloudless skies and cooled by a steady…Details
The Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge is one of the Western Cape’s oldest and largest single day mountain biking events. Each year, for the last thirteen years, nearly one thousand riders descend on the small Klein Karoo town of Ladismith for a typically South African marathon mountain bike race. This year’s edition takes place this…Details