MTB Challenge

It all begins with some mountain bike racing; Saturday, 3 March sees the Cape Town Cycle Tour Lifecycle Week kick off in a cloud of dust. In sixteen 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.

MTB Challenge Entries

The Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge is the biggest off-road weekend on the calendar, with 3 000 riders tackling challenging terrain (or not-so, for less experienced riders on the shorter routes) in the heat and beauty of the Cape Winelands. Enter here, while you still can.

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Race Pack and Number Collection

There will be two opportunities to collect your numbers and race packs: Thursday 1 March, between 10 am and 6pm at Rondebosch Golf Club, and Friday 2 March, between 10 am and 6pm at Delvera Hall, outside Stellenbosch.

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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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MTB Challenge Souvenir Store

Buy your souvenir Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge gear today!

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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.

MTB Challenge Entries Are Now Open


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