The Tour de Rooiberg is a mountain bike ride taking place from Friday 16 April to Sunday 18 April 2021. This tour gives experienced mountain bikers a chance to explore the secluded Welgedacht Elandsberg Nature Reserve (situated outside of Rooiberg town) while raising funds for Children in the Wilderness.
Just a two-and-a-half hour drive from Johannesburg, advanced and intermediate riders have the opportunity to escape the city and enjoy 30 000 acres of unspoilt wilderness reserve from their saddles. Given that this is a ride and not a race, it allows cyclists to soak in the beautiful mountainous scenery while sharing the experience with a group of like-minded riders.
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This event is not for the faint-hearted! Although it is a ride and not a race, the route is challenging and only advanced or intermediate riders should sign up. Unless you are a lucky person with an e-bike. Yes, e-bikes are certainly welcome and will give you much respite on all the uphills!
Limited to only 50 guests, riders will be split into four riding groups to take on the challenging terrain of the Welgedacht Elandsberg Nature Reserve, where well thought-out routes, totalling approximately 50 km to 60 km each day, will be explored. A bush brunch is offered on both the Saturday and Sunday rides to ensure riders have the energy to complete this challenge. Our trusty Land Rover volunteers will be set along the route to ensure there is constant support for our riders, and volunteer medical support will be on hand to assist with any injuries.
Riders will be accommodated at the charming Blaauwbank Game Lodge, where the African sunset can be enjoyed while sipping on your preferred drink, and sharing stories from the day’s ride. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be served at Blaauwbank Game Lodge, and are included in the minimum entry donation.
Blaauwbank Game Lodge offers comfortable shared accommodation where riders will feel like they have been taken back in time. The large en-suite rooms can accommodate up to four people per room. Riders will be allocated to rooms based on the entry donation they submit. Please remember to let us know if there is a specific person you would like to bunk with.
The private Welgedacht Elandsberg Nature Reserve does not allow access to the public, and the only chance you will have to ride here is on the Tour de Rooiberg.
So sign up now for the inaugural Tour de Rooiberg, and don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this pioneering event
A minimum of R50 000 from this event will go directly to the operating costs of the Children in the Wilderness programme. Naturally, any additional donations are welcome, and we encourage riders to set up their own GivenGain page to assist them with their fundraising efforts. Just visit our Children in the Wilderness GivenGain page https://www.givengain.com/c/childreninthewilderness/ and click on the Start Fundraising button to begin your fundraising campaign!
Click on the link below to complete the registration form. Once completed, please forward to Nicola Harris firstname.lastname@example.org | 011 257 5131 along with a signed indemnity.
Room availability will then be confirmed.