- Start venue Day 1: Nederburg Wine Farm – 30 September 2017 – 8am
- Finish venue Day 1: La Paris Estate, Franschhoek
- Start and finish venue Day 2: La Paris Estate, Franschhoek – 1 October 2017 – 8am
- Distance: 107km
- Ascent: 2 500m
Race and route information
The inaugural Varsity MTB Challenge surprised everyone. The well-planed route and entertaining race village was a hit with all riders.
“I was blown away by how well organised the event was. Coming from a road racing background, I was really impressed: getting a face cloth when you finished, the shower facilities and the lunch afterwards. And the marshals…I saw more marshals than I do in a road race.” – James Tennant, pro rider for Team Lights by Linea
“It was great to ride a race that was over two days, with a later start time, and although the stages weren’t that short (averaging just over 50km with 1200m of climbing), you came in early and had the whole afternoon to hang around, spend time with your family or braai.” – Craig Kolesky, action photographer
Varsity MTB Challenge has set itself up as a versatile and unique event. Expect challenging routes and the best rider facilities on offer.