About the Race

The routes

Held on 30 September 2017 in the Western Cape, the Darling ttu provides young and novice, as well as experienced and professional riders with gorgeous scenery and a route that encourages participation by the whole family.

 

3 km - Fun Ride for Kiddies - Free of charge

10 km - 24 hour Mountain Bike Challenge

 

The route provide challenging terrain for young and old. In terms of challenges there is no shortage of steep climbs. Cyclists can expect unequalled views, breath-taking scenery and close encounters with the area’s fauna and flora as they wind through the panoramic coastal and Darling hills.  The route offers some of the best terrain available, ranging from rough back roads and jeep tracks to hills and mountain landscapes, a considerable abundance of fauna and flora.


What you will receive when entering             

- Online entries will receive an exciting Goodie Bag which will include a Darling ttu car disk sticker, distance sticker, discount vouchers, water and free products.
- The reassurance of enough medics and an ambulance on standby.
- Enough marshals on route to provide support.
- Special hot showers.
- A bike wash.
- 2 Water points with Water, Drinking yogurt, Juice, Milk, Frozen yogurt, Jelly babies, Bananas and Donuts.
- Event photographers will take photos on the day and photos will be available for free downloads after the event.
- Valuable prizes and plenty of spot prizes.
- Free 3km Children route.


Darling Flowers

It is said that the flowers of the Cape West Coast are strong enough to stop a car, this has to be tested on a MTB during this race. On many special areas on this route you might find yourself surrounded by vast patches of purple dotted with yellow, or a canvas of orange with white speckles. This is a magical time along the pristine West Coast when every coastal town and inland village, mountains and fields are ablaze as an endless, kaleidoscope of wild flowers burst, almost simultaneously, into full bloom.

 

Fun for the whole family

The yard of beautifully renovated !Khwa ttu buildings will be a hive of family activities, packed with delicious and beautiful country contributions. Riders and non-riders can enjoy delicious homemade  food for sale(breakfast , lunch and dinner), cool drinks, local craft beer and wine of the area. Enjoy, live entertainment and fun activities for kids. Bring your camping gear and enjoy your own braai.

 

The routes and water points

The race starts and ends on the yard of the scenic !Khwa ttu game reserve which is home to a large variety of bird, animal and plant species. The terrain changes from striking rocky out crops and indigenous vegetation to a large plateau with spectacular views, green wheat fields and long climbs!

Worth the drive from just about anywhere, you'll want to ride every inch of trail before you leave!