THE LADISMITH CHEESE 7WEEKSPOORT MTB CHALLENGE
7weekspoort is truly an amazing race! But it's not just a race, it's a journey, from the Klein Karoo to the Groot Karoo through the beautiful 7weekspoort and back. You get up close and personal to some truly amazing rock formations and mountains. After coming back through the Poort you start to make your way to Ladismith where you get cheered along by all the locals with big smiles on their faces. And once you get to the finish it's not over, the whole community is there and the vibe at the finish line is so festive that you don't want to go home! Ladismith 7weekspoort MTB Challenge is a must do for all cyclist! It's definitely one of my favorite races and I'll be back year after year!
The Primary school of Blanco does it again!
Defending champions, Blanco Primary School, proudly took the floating trophy for the 7Weekspoort Primary schools competition home once again.
The 7Weekspoort 29km distance makes the perfect route to introduce primary school cyclists into the marathon discipline. With some single track through the nostalgic Karoo shrub, two memorable climbs and the famous party like stocked water stops of Dryland, the children are exhausted and excited to cross the finish line with local heroes like Yolande de Villiers and a few dads that takes the hobby of mountain biking really serious. After some relaxing under the carnival tents, bicycling enthusiasts pledge to make accommodation reservations well in advance and close to each other to make a weekend of it the next time.
Waterpunte is legendaries, die natuurskoon ook. Kom ry dit net!
Rugged beauty that has to be experienced, Dryland has created an annual "must do" and rewards with 1st class waterpoints that include ostrich steak at the last one for that last push. Just do it, you will only be sorry you didn't do it sooner!
This is my favourite race on the annual MTB calendar, everything from the hospitality, organizing, route markers are all top notch. The best waterpoints with lots to choose from... Banana bread, droëwors, koeksisters and various sweets and sandwiches. I will not miss this race for anything in the world!
My favourite race of the year and will always come back! 2018 was great thank you guys and keep those waterpoints the best!