Mountain biking (MTB) is in its infancy in Lesotho and only a select few cyclists take advantage of the conditions and terrain across Lesotho to hone their off-road skills.
In order to get Malealea on the proverbial MTB map, we are hosting a MTB event in September 2011. This will be a ride from Matsieng (the home of the King of Lesotho). This incredibly scenic route is approximately 65km of single track, jeep track and gravel road. In addition, a shorter route of 33km is also on offer for those less adventurous, and a short sprint for children will be arranged.
When: Saturday 3rd September, 2011 @ 10h00
65 km Start (10h00) Matsieng (GPS 29º36’48”S, 27º33’58”E.
33 km start (12h00) at (GPS 29º44’11”S, 27º36’47”E).
Finishes are at Malealea Lodge for both the 65/33 races. (GPS 29º49’43”S, 27º36’00”E).
The route: 65km and 33km routes on local trails, single track & gravel roads; climbs, descents, beautiful views
Who: ALL MTBikers (and adventurous roadies!)
Registration: R100 (Registration from 08h00)
Accommodation: Special offer on accommodation at Malealea Lodge before and after the race at R150 per adult – children stay free. Meals can also be provided. Breakfast R60pp, lunch R70pp, dinner R100pp.
P.S – Don’t forget your passport!
Race office: Jackie Jones (+27) 82 552 4215