3 days riding

With Kob Inn Beach Resort as our designated Race Village, we have created 3 Clover Leaf routes, exposing our riders to 2 days of coastal riding and 1 day into the rural villages.

Day 1 | 52km

This is the day of 3 rivers as we cross the Jujura, Ngadla and Shixini rivers all the way to Beecham Woods, our first waterhole. We then head inland through numerous rural xhosa villages on a combination of single, jeep track and gravel roads. The inland route will take us back to the Kob Inn airfield where we have our famous gin station and the finish line. Laze out on a recliner with views forever over the Indian Ocean. It’s a 2km cycle back to the hotel where lunch awaits.

Day 2 | 48km

We head in the opposite direction and we take the ferry across the Qora river. The Group has an hour to get themselves and their bikes across, and into the Start chute. Day 2 is the Manubi State Forest day as we do a circular route on magnificent trails through this indigenous forest and as we exit we have our first waterhole at the Zisukhanyo creche. The group head south to Cebe and then do a long beach ride of about 6km before heading back to Mazeppa Bay Hotel. Transkei Trek is more of a ride than a race and our primary objective is to showcase the beautiful wild coast, so to stop at Mazeppa and grab a coke is no problem. From Mazeppa it is 7km home hugging the single tracks above the highwater mark all the way to the finish on the banks of the Qora River. Lunch is served at Kob Inn.

Day 3 | 30km

A slightly shorter day and a true village ride as we head back to Shixini and do the Day 1 route in reverse. There are numerous trading stations on route and supporting the locals is what this event is all about. It’s a 30km day with about 700m of climbing so not necessarily a walk in the park. The river crossings are all E-Bike friendly and an easy portage without getting your bikes wet.

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Cape Quarter,
27 Somerset Rd,
De Waterkant,
Cape Town

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