- A healthy breakfast at CAF on arrival the Sat morning and three home cooked meals in Darling;
- Dinner and breakfast for riders staying over at Clara Anna Fontein;
- A goody bag with lots of promo items and a shirt;
- Free alcoholic drinks on promotion (Sat evening and Sunday lunch)
- Snoekbraai, potjiekos on the beach in Yzerfontein with Retief Vijoen as live entertainer
- AND no queues anywhere, that’s why we keep our races small but exclusive!
CA2C Riders will be spending two days cycling through the natural splendour and remnants of the remaining Renosterveld. If you Ride the Wind with us your 2011 will start on a high note with this race being one of the most rewarding things you could do for mind, body and soul!
The race will start at 6:00 at Clara Anna Fontein (CAF) because of the Feb heat. A 5km route to start in the Clara Anna Fontein game camp up the famous Odendal Hill. This will break up the bunch and then from Morgenster very steep to Bloemendal and then steep uphill will further spread riders before the Hillcrest and Kliprug single track. Contermanskloof will give riders free flow downhill and onto first water point at Meerendal. The best 35km track and vistas in the Cape.
The Meerendal single track and Godzilla drop will make you aware of the dangers of downhill. Along to Klipheuwel and a section next to the railroad onto the N7-crossing to Chatsworth for some 5km sand at Klein Dassenberg. The Spur feeding station and Darling Dairies provides 5-star water points lovely situated next to a dam. Then route goes past Cloof wine estate. Orange Kloof will provide the riders with the last big climb and the stop over at Darling will be a well deserved rest. Good food, West-coast hospitality and warm showers to be followed with prize giving.
Sunday early morning start at 06:00 to be climbing out of Darling to Ormonde over to the Mamre (King of the Mountain prize). After that to Grootte Post water point. The route does a lot of climbs to the !Kwa Ttu project for a Spur feeding station. The short dash to Yzerfontein will put the fast riders on the beach ready for a Sunday beach party lunch.
If you did the Ride the Rhino 2010, you will know that darling Dairies provides for the best water points that the MTB rider has ever seen. Water, fruit juices, Coke, Jelly Babies, Bar Ones, Donuts, Bananas, Apples and boiled potatoes.
Get the Family involved
You will be finishing on the beach in Yzerfontein. Please invite your famiies to come and collect you there, and spend the day with them on the beach with a snoekbraai and potjiekos meal. There will also be a kiddies corner, Spur outlet and with the ocean a couple of metres away lots to do for the children! Local singer Viljoen Retief will be adding to the festive spirit!
There will be a shuttle service available to Fly In riders. Please e-mail us your time of arrival and departure.
There will also be a shuttle service on the Sunday from Yzerfontein back to CAF.
There is ample and safe parking at CAF.
What to bring?
You will be required to bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and towels. Apart from the usual mechanical stuff, clothing, supplements and medical necessities, there are horse flies, bees and “muggies” along the way so bring some form of repellent like Peaceful Sleep and antihistamine.
There will be a tented race village at the Darling Country Club. Single tents and mattress provided. Ample showers and a pool (to cool down in) and shaded rest facilities.
Water, Coke, Muffins and bananas etc will be served at the Water points.
We have organised masseurs at the overnight stop. More info on our website.
Accommodation Clara Anna Fontein
Accommodation is available in the luxury tented camp for the evenings of the 25 and 27 Feb 2011. The tents are fully furnished with beds, bedside table, lamp as well as an en suite bathroom with a warm water shower, toilet and basin. Linen and towels are provided. Rate: R250-00 per person per night single
Dinner and Breakfast will be arranged by the CA2C Team. You can contact Zani regarding any questions on the meals. Bookings: (021) 975 7017
You will receive your indemnity form, goody bag, race route and rules.
Fri 25/2: CAF from 17:00 to 19:00
Sat 26/2: CAF from 5:00
Ride starts at 6:00 Day 1 and Day 2
Greetings from Renosterveld Team!
To enter go to www.ca2c.co.za
R2400pp, Group/Corporate Entries R1800pp (4 or more)