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GLACIER CRADLE TRAVERSE – THREE DAYS
DATE 05 April 2019
TIME 08h00
ORGANISERS Dryland Event Coordinators
DISTANCE 159;
PROVINCE Gauteng
START VENUE Avianto Estate- Le Jardin,59 Villa Road ,Muldersdrift
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Henco Rademeyer
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EMAIL info@dryland.co.za
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WORK NUMBER 044-2791013
SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME Richard Beswick
NUMBER 083-6001289
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ENTRY DETAILS



Pre-entries: www.cradletraverse.co.za. The event is strictly pre-entry and is limited to 125 teams. No late registrations will be allowed.




DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -26.029291093496198, 27.843732833862305 

Race Finish Coordinates: 0.0,0.0 

THE RUN


This is a three day stage race that takes you over the tracks of the Cradle of Humankind.




Day 1 Distanc: 49 kilometres. Total ascent: 970 metres. The Cradle Meander covers the rocky steep trails in the Avianto trail network. The tree lined Crocodile River will give you some comfort before you head out towards Glen Burn Lodge along some open farm tracks. A steep rocky climb will lead you to the highest point in the Cradle, a reward in itself with sweeping views of the area. The continue onward to one of the neighbouring game farms.


Day 2 Distance: 64 kilometres. Total ascent: 1,100 metres. The Lake Heritage Traverse is the longest stage. It starts with a short stretch of tar road which leads onto the jeep tracks of the Avianto trails. After a short tar transition the route links in with trails of the newly formed Cradle Moon. Here you will find some tough single track and jeep track sections with plenty of short power climbs. The Cradle moon reservoir offers scenic views of Lake Heritage and some possible encounters with the game that roams freely in the newly renovated conservancy.


Day 3 Distance: 45 kilometres. Total ascent: 880 metres. Conquering the Kloof will be on your mind on this relatively moderate stage. A neutral zone takes you through the original town of Muldersdrift and sets the stage for the final day. The hidden gem of the Laurentia Farm provides a spectacular back drop for this ride. A mixture of cattle trail, walking paths and custom built single tracks await. Once in the Kloof there are views of a natural spring waterfall and a World Heritage Site that few get to visit.
MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
Glacier Cradle Traverse – Three Days 26 March 2019
Glacier Cradle Traverse Is Less Than A Month Away, The third edition of the race will be hoping to live up to last year’s event.
ORGANISER
NAME Dryland Event Coordinators
PROVINCE Southern Cape
EMAIL carel@opsa.co.za
WEBSITE www.dryland.co.za
ADDRESS Po Box 1718 Oudtshoorn

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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Western Cape Chandelier MTB Challenge 01 January 2019 Chandelier Game & Ostrich Show Farm Oudtshoorn Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Hessequa MTB Challenge 01 January 2019 Langehoven High School Riversdale Andre van Wyk 082-9235860
Western Cape Attakwas Extreme 19 January 2019 Chandelier Game lodge, R62 Oudtshoorn Carel Herholdt 082-6955485
Western Cape Momentum Health Tankwa Trek - Four Days 07 February 2019 Kaleo Manor Guest Farm Malabar Farm, Koue Bokkeveld, Ceres Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape 36ONE Extreme MTB Challenge 17 May 2019 Kleinplaas Holiday Resort 171 Baron van Reede Street Oudtshoorn Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Glacier Storms River Traverse - Three Days 09 August 2019 Tsitsikamma Village Inn Garden Route Tsitsikamma Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek Presented by Biogen MTB Stage Race - Seven Days 08 September 2019 The Point Mossel Bay Carel Herholdt 082-3791177
Western Cape Ladismith Cheese 7weekspoort MTB Challenge 05 October 2019 Amalienstein Packing Shed 25 km from Ladismith Little Karoo Carel Heroldt 082-3791177
EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

The race will be staged for the third time in 2019. It is designed for the intermediate cyclist looking for an adventure without having to spend hours training every day.



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Finishers: 44

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