The 2017 Cradle Mountain Trophy
Welcome to the eighth edition of the most exciting thing to happen to mountain biking - The Cradle Mountain Trophy.
This two-day mountain biking event promises to be an exhilarating experience and will take place over the weekend of 8th and 9th of April 2017.
This is without a doubt the most popular and spectacular 2-day event in and around Gauteng.
The beauy of this event is that it takes place at Maropeng in the heart of The Cradle of Humankind, so there is no long drive to get to other events at the same time. And the weekend caters for riders of all abilites – offering distances from 75km to 25km.
Riders will have the option of competing in four different events, namely:
1 – The Cradle Mountain Challenge – 75km on Saturday the 8th (Solo riders only)
2 – The Cradle Mountain Trophy – 75km on Saturday the 8th and 40km on Sunday the 9th of April - (Solo riders only – no teams)
3 – The Cradle Mountain Adventure – 40km on Sunday the 9th of April - (Solo riders only. New Junior < 19 category included.)
4 – The Mini Cradle Mountain Adventure – 25km on Sunday the 9th of April - (Solo riders only. New Junior < 19 category included.)
The Cradle Mountain Trophy promises a fantastic offering of single track, plus some challenging off-road, and of course some good technical aspects. But do remember that we are calling this the “Mountain Trophy” for good reason. It is not all flat. We will be making good use of tracks and trails which have previously been used for private events.
Entries will close on the Wednesday 29th of March. No late entries will be accepted.
Entries are now open - Click here to enter.
There will be a free Cradle Mountain Trophy event Long Sleeve T-Shirt for the first 200 entrants.
The event will be an SA Seeding event, and riders will be seeded according to their SA Seeding Index.
Stage 1: 75km of exhilarating riding, beautiful views, a few hills and much, much more (Start time: 07h00)
Stage 2: 45km of even more unbelievable riding. (Start time: 08h00)
Cradle Mountain Challenge – 75km only - Cost R295-00 per entry
Cradle Moutain Trophy – 75km and 45km – Cost R500 per entry
Cradle Mountain Adventure – 45km only – Cost R250 per entry
Mini Cradle Mountain Adventure – 25km only – Cost R150 per entry
• Race T-Shirt for first 200 entrants
• The Legendary Bridgestone Bike Wash
• Secure overnight storage for your bike
• Technical Support on the way
• Shower facilities
• Special Beer Tent
• Various Food Vendors will be in attendance
• Race medal
• Absolutely unbelievable riding – great single track, good, tough technical challenges and stunning scenery
• A professionally planned and managed route
• Goodie Bag
• Good TLC all along the way
This is a Pre-Entry event only and NO entries will be accepted on race day.