Rules and Regulations
2022 #first50 Fondo
Total Distance : 200km
Total Vert Gain : 3000m
2% Single Track
Expected Winning Time : 6hrs
Cut off Time : 12hrs
7 Water / Feeding Stations
4.6km @ 9% up and over the Outeniqua Mountain range into Herald.
Grab the drops and fly.
We enter the Klein Karoo at speed!
Mountains of Shades
Rolling hills towards Dysselsdorp and De Rust.
32km hugging the Swartberg Mountain range, this is magic.
15km @ 3% to the highest point of the route. Also the halfway point, some say its down hill from here.
Now we flying! Racing through the narrow gorge towards Oudtshoorn. But first, The Drive Way...
The Drive Way
An unnecessary left, steep up and past the house where Matthys grew up in. Enjoy the view from the stoep!
Need 4 Speed
Some spice with a 2km flowing high speed single track section built by Matthys in his Junior days.
Fly through the ostrich capital of the world with old sandstone building and plenty coffee shops to get a cuppa.
Oudtshoorn to George
Its a 45km drag @ 1% from Oudtshoorn to the top of Montagu Pass. Be patient, it starts to hurt eventually.
Montagu Pass Down
You're almost there. Smell the sea breeze and enjoy the free miles. Pretty much down hill from here with one or two bumps...
Forest of "Speedenburg"
In true gravel spirit, we don't take the easy way into town. This green mile spits us out into the finishing straight.
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