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Brackenhurst – Moderate

June 26, 2016 @ 07:30 - 10:00

Ride Groups: Green, Yellow, Red & Blue

Ratings: Technical: 3/10 (Green) 6/10 (Rest) Hills: 4/10 (Green) 7/10 (Rest) Distance: 33km (Green) 40km (Yellow) 45km (Red) and 50km Blue

Starting From: Rietvlei Zoo Farm

Starting Time: 07h30 for 08h00

Ride Description: The basic route is fast, flat and non-technical on sandy jeep track and single track out from Rietvlei Zoo Farm, to the Kliprivier which we cross on the outgoing and return legs over weirs (no wet river crossings). Once over the Kliprivier, much of the route is on parts of the Walkerville Classic race route. We then come to the only hills of the route that being Wattle Grove which is part of the Walkerville race. The green group does not ride these hills or many hills at all – there is a slight uphill on the return leg after the Klipriver. If the ride is not enough for you, you can always pay Wendell to ride in Rietvlei Zoo Farm afterwards.

If you are an absolute beginner, then 33km is probably a little far for you – you should probably have ridden about 25km before at Northern Farm which is less flat than Brackenhurst.

Non-members @R30 per rider per ride. Bring money for coffee and breakfast afterwards. No beginners please.

Directions on Toll Roads: Ride the N3 through Gillooly’s interchange. Near Alberton, take the N12 westwards (to the right). Then take the R59 Vereeniging southwards (to the left) . Drive 5km and take the Swartkoppies offramp. Turn right across the highway and drive 3.4 km and turn right into Rietvlei Zoo Farm. Park in the field near The Cycle Hub bike shop. There are no parking or entry fees because we are not riding inside Rietvlei.

Directions with no Toll Roads from the centre of Johannesburg: You will be travelling South on the M1 over the double decker flyover over central Johannesburg. Take the right hand offramp off the double decker and soon after the left hand offramp towards Gold Reef City and Southgate. Drive 2.26km and take the Booysens offramp to the left and turn left onto Booysens Road heading back towards Johannesburg. Drive .62km and turn right into Klip River Road. Drive 10.45km passing Thaba Trails on your right at 6.6km, and turn left into Swartkoppies Road. Drive 1.79km and turm left into Rietvlei Zoo Farm.

GPS Coordinates: S26.31178 E28.08020

Contact: Damian Rogans (083 382 4690 – after hours only)


June 26, 2016
07:30 - 10:00
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S26.312175 E28.079381 + Google Map