MTB Challenge

It all begins with some mountain bike racing; Saturday, 2 March 2019 sees the Cape Town Cycle Tour Lifecycle Week kick off in a cloud of dust. In seventeen years, the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge has become the most desirable one-day event on the South African calendar. And for good reason. With 20km, 40km and 60km routes from Meurant Botha, the legendary Stellenbosch course designer, and the 40-year organisational experience of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, it offers top mountain biking for newbies and world champions alike, as well as the opportunity to earn kudos (and a special medal) for backing up the 60km ride here with the Cycle Tour the following weekend. The three route options, which offer easy, intermediate and technical trail conditions as they get longer, and are a perfect introduction to the rough stuff for all. Entries are limited, so don’t dither.

Expected Road Closures

MTB Challenge riders using the N1 on Saturday, please be aware of the scheduled road closure between Durban Road and the R300. EXPECT DELAYS.

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Preparing For The MTB Challenge

Off-road cycling needn’t be scary, if you follow our advice.

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MTB Race Day

Where to go, what to do and what to bring on race day.

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Post-Race Information

The MTB Challenge has been conquered! Time for a deserved rest, a celebration and some serious story-swapping at the finish.

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Latest News Posts

The Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge events welcome over 3 000 off-road riders to the Simonsberg Conservancy to enjoy the best biking the world-famous Winelands can offer.

Cool Weather Ensures Big Smiles at the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge

(Stellenbosch, 2 March 2019) Cloudy skies, which gave way to drizzle by mid-morning, did not dampen the mood at the

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Round Up: 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge

(Stellenbosch) Sam Gaze (Specialized) out-sprinted defending champion Howard Grotts (Specialized) and Mathieu van der Poel(Corendon–Circus) to win the Cape Town

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