Innibos Stage Race

DATE: 6-8 July 2017

VENUE: Penryn College, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

The Innibos MTB Stage race, is held as part of the Innibos Cycle Festival and Innibos National Arts Festival, in the beautiful Lowveld. This race enables you to ride the stunning bushveld routes by day as well as see a performance or two at the Innibos National Arts Festival by night.

This stage race is aimed at families and riders wanting to take the opportunity to make the most of their days and nights while in the Lowveld.

This is a not an exceptionally difficult race or too technically challenging, although being in the Lowveld it would does have a couple of nice climbs each day. The view is however always worth the effort once you get to the top. The idea behind the Innibos MTB Stage Race is fun for the whole family and is ideal with the sunny warm days, with little to no chance of any rain in these winter months.

The race starts and finishes at Penryn College each day, which heads out through some fast bushveld single track, sludge or tubeless tyres are definitely a recommendation on this race.We are happy to announce that the acclaimed sports announcer and familiar voice of Paul Valstar, will be joining us once again on the mic in 2017.

TERRAIN:

Farm land, Bushveld, single track, bridges and Jeep tracks

DIRECTIONS:

(FROM JOHANNESBURG OR PRETORIA)

Take the N12 or N4 to Nelspruit via Witbank & Middelburg. At the fifth set of traffic lights in Nelspruit, turn left onto the R40 towards White River. Continue on this road out of Town up past Elawani Lifestyle Estate on your left. At the next set of traffic lights opposite the Kiaat Hospital turn left up to Penryn College.

GPS CO ORDINATES:  25°24’34.66” S, 30° 58’15.27”E

RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION

EVENT DETAILS:

PRE ENTRIES CLOSES ON THE 30TH OF JUNE

 

RATES FOR 2017:

SOLO STAGE RACE ENTRY FEE – R3,000

TEAM STAGE RACE ENTRY FEE – R6,000

 

SCHOOL TEAM ENTRIES:

TEAM STAGE RACE ENTRIES – R5,000

Hostel accommodation available at Ella Combrink, please book early to avoid disappointment.

ACCOMODATION OPTIONS:

Free Camping

  • Limited space, please book your spot via email at tanya@sunshineevents.co.za

Hostel accomodation at Ella Combrink at the rate of R150.00 per person per night and camping per stand R50.00 per person per night

  • Bookings at: ena@ellacombrink.co.za

EVENT PROGRAMME:

REGISTRATION & NUMBER COLLECTION ON WEDNESDAY:

Riverside Mall                    3PM – 5PM

 

SIGN IN AT START CHUTE, EACH DAY 20MIN BEFORE RACE.

RACE BRIEFING DAILY BEFORE EACH STAGE: 7:45AM

START TIMES DAILY: 8AM

 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED DAILY: 11AM

PRIZE GIVING ON SATURDAY: 12:00 NOON

Entry form

GENERAL INFO:

Food/Coffee/Clothing stalls

Kids Mini Urban Obstacles (KMUO)

Beer Tent

Jumping Castle

Massages

Fully stocked Water points

ROUTE MAPS AND PROFILES

DAY 1:

ELEVANTION: 877m

DISTANCE: 46.2km

FIRST RIDERS EXPECTED:

MEN TEAM: 2:08:19 (last year’s winners Zander Bester & Emile Fourie)

MEN SOLO: 2:22:52 (last year’s winner Richard Sutton)

MIXED TEAM: 2:22:43 (last year’s winners Rimari Sutton & Gustav Rohde)

LADIES SOLO: 2:18:28 (last year’s winner Kirsten Gillespie)

LADIES TEAM:  2:26:31 (last year’s winners Mariske Mclean & Lelanie Loubser)

DAY 2:

ELEVATION:  783m

DISTANCE: 46.6km

FIRST RIDERS EXPECTED:

MEN TEAM: 2:29:52 (last year’s winners John Matthews & Francois Brenkman)

MEN SOLO: 2:28:23 (last year’s winner Richard Sutton)

MIXED TEAM: 2:15:59 (last year’s winners Rimari Sutton & Gustav Rohde)

LADIES SOLO: 2:14:26 (last year’s winner Kirsten Gillespie)

LADIES TEAM:  2:37:36 (last year’s winners Mariske Mclean & Lelanie Loubser)

DAY 3:

ELEVANTION: 834m

DISTANCE: 47.4km

FIRST RIDERS EXPECTED:

MEN TEAM: 2:08:19 (last year’s winners – Zander Bester & Emile Fourie)

MEN SOLO: 2:22:52 (last year’s winner – Richard Sutton)

MIXED TEAM: 2:22:43 (last year’s winners Rimari Sutton & Gustav Rohde)

LADIES SOLO: 2:18:28 (last year’s Kirsten Gillespie)

LADIES TEAM:  2:26:31 (last year’s winners Mariske Mclean & Lelanie Loubser)

 

Cancellation Policy

Entries Close 04 July 2017

All cancellation must reach our offices by 30 June 2017 – Refunds will only be processed 7 days after the event

Stage race – R400 of entry fee will be retained by the organizer for admin costs.

Road race – R50 of entry fee will be retained by the organizer for admin costs.

MTB race – R50 of entry fee will be retained by the organizer for admin costs.

 

Substitutions:

An addition cost of R100 for any change in rider details per entry until close of registration.