Around The Pot 2018 - Swellendam

Organiser: Petrichor Adventures (Pty) Ltd

Date Sat 21 Jul 2018, 06:00
Province Western Cape
Type Mountain Bike

OVERVIEW AND FACTS

WHEN: Saturday 21 July 2018

FORMAT:Solo, Teams of 2, Teams of 3 and Teams of 4

​​REGISTRATION FOR ALL 3 DISTANCES WILL BE IN THE AFTERNOON ON FRIDAY 20 JULY 2018 FROM 15:00 TO 21:00 OR ON SATURDAY MORNING BETWEEN 05h00 AND 06h30

ONLINE ENTRIES WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY 20 JULY 2018 AT 15h00

GOODIEBAGS ONLY FOR THE FIRST 400 ENTRIES

THE RACE BRIEFING WILL BE AT THE START LINE 15min BEFORE THE RACE START.

ALL FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE A RACE MEDAL AND A FINISH LINE HAMBURGER.

PRIZE MONEY

Prize Money 100 Miler

                                 1st                 2nd              3rd 

Solo Men           R 1 700,00      R 800,00       R 500,00 

Solo Women      R 1 700,00     R 800,00       R 500,00 

Mens Team        R 2 800,00      R 1 350,00    R 900,00 

Womens Team  R 2 800,00      R 1 350,00    R 900,00 

Mix Team           R 2 800,00      R 1 350,00    R 900,00 

Prize Money 60 Miler

                                  1st                 2nd              3rd 

Solo Men             R 1 100,00         R 550,00      R 300,00 

Solo Women       R 1 100,00         R 550,00      R 300,00 

Mens Team          R 1 600,00        R 800,00      R 500,00 

Womens Team    R 1 600,00        R 800,00      R 500,00 

Mix Team             R 1 600,00        R 800,00      R 500,00 

Prize Money 25 Miler

R1 250,00 Prize Hampers Collectively

   Total: R 35 000,00

THERE MUST BE 5 OR MORE ENTRANTS PER CATEGORY TO QUALIFY FOR A PRIZE!

WHERE

All 3 races will start at Swellendam Showgrounds and finish at the beautiful Drostdy Museum.

GPS Coordinates: 34*  1.683' S     20* 26.546 E


ON ROUTE & WATERPOINTS

This route will mainly consist of fast flowing gravel/dirt roads through the rolling foothills of the Overberg.

100 Miler Riders (160km) will leave Swellendam at 07:00 and will reach Waterpoint 1 (35km) at about 08h30-09h00

  • Waterpoint 1 (35km), WP2 (65km), WP3 (102km), WP4 (135km) and will be stocked with good fluid supplies and some scrumptious snacks.

  • At Waterpoint 3 at Malagas (102km) you will enter a neutral zone for 45 minutes. Here you will be served with lunch at Malagas and you'll experience real Overberg hospitallity.

  • Hamburger at the finish when you hand in your race number.

This is where you will meet your team support vehicle. Teams without support vehicles

will be able to collect their support boxes at the check in table. 

60Miler Riders (97km) will leave Swellendam at 07:30 and will reach Waterpoint 1 (35km) at about 09h00

  • Waterpoint 1 (35km), 2 (45km) and 3 (75km) will be stocked with good fluid supplies and some scrumptious snacks.

  • At Waterpoint 2 at Malagas (45km) you will enter a neutral zone for 45 minutes. Here you will be served with lunch and you'll experience real Overberg hospitallity.

  • Hamburger at the finish when you hand in your race number.

  • Unfortunately NO support boxes or Support vehicles for 56 MILER Riders.

25Miler Riders (40km) will leave Swellendam at 08:00 and will reach Waterpoint 1 (20km) at about 09h00

  • Waterpoint 1 (24km) will be stocked with good fluid supplies and some scrumptious snacks.

  • Hamburger at the finish when you hand in your race number.

  • Unfortunately NO support boxes or Support vehicles for 25 MILER Riders.

100 MILER Riders if chosen to have a support box please hand in your own pre-packed box at Saturday morning Registration at least 30min before race start.

Boxes will be available at the Museum from 15h00 after the race.

Waterpoint 2/3 at Malagas will also act as a mid-race cut-off at 13h30.

You will have 45 minutes to eat and cross the river.

After 45 minutes your timing will automatically continue.

Finish Line cut-off will be at 18h00

 

Kiddies area at the finish line!

100 Miler and 60 Miler routes is Cyclo Cross Friendly (Only if you are tough enough!)

Please note this is an outdoor MTB gravel-road race. Please come prepared for all weather conditions. It can be nice and sunny, but also rainy and muddy.

On route support from event management will be withdrawn from the race at 19h00.


SUPPORTER GUIDE

There will be a Support point for the at Malagas on the Western side of the Breede river just before you cross the FERRY.

  • This will be a Neutral zone for Riders to enter for no longer than 45 minutes. After 45 minutes race timing will automatically continue

  • Please see support vehicle guide and maps.


Classes

ClassDistancePrice SoloPrice per Team Member
FULL 100 Miler / 160 Km 160 km R650 R600
60 Miler / 98 Km (Shortcut over the Ferry) 98 km R550 R475
25 Miler / 40 Km (Chicken Run) 40 km R300 R250