Ride Groups: Yellow, red and blue
Ratings – Technical: 6/10 (Green: 5/10) Hills: 9/10 (Green: 6/10) Distance: 25km for Green, 32km + for the stronger groups
Starting From: Nikita Pub and Grill
Starting Time: 7h30 for 8h00
Ride Description: Starting from Nikita we head out on gravel road until we reach the Broederstroom Harties tar road (R512). We cross the R512 twice and then ride round and then over one of the notorious Harties mountains and then descend the switchbacks to the gorge and the quarry. Crossing the R512 again, we ride along the railway line – always a favourite for the hard tails. Then we ride through the gap between the mountains and turn left down to the Crocodile river. We wind our way up the Crocodile river pass, down the concrete strips, along the single track past Dockers and back through the mountains to complete the figure eight. Finally we ride the long haul back uphill to Nikita. The finish is a magnificent fast downhill back to the Nikita parking lot.
Green riders: This is not a ride for beginners but for experienced green riders. Contact Wayne (number below) if you want to ride with this group. If he doesn’t contact you before Saturday, the green group is ON (he will not contact you unless the ride is off). If there aren’t enough riders by Saturday (at least 7 without the leader), the group will be cancelled. So don’t just show up for the ride on Sunday as you might not have a group to ride with!
Bring money for breakfast afterwards.
Directions: Head out on Malibongwe/Hans Strydom past the Lanseria Airport intersection, pass the Home of the Chicken Pie (Maggie’s Farm) and approximately 10km further on on the right hand side is the Nikita Pub and Grill. There is a large parking area.
GPS Coordinates: S25.82461 E27.89189
Contact: Wayne McClelland (083 3071479 – after hours only)