Race Info

Darling Hills MTB Stage Race 2019

Darling Hills MTB have undertaken the exciting task of hosting the Swartland/ West Coast first premium mountain biking stage race, 01-03 March 2019 at Darling. Darling is approximately 70 km north-west of Cape Town. The Darling Hills on the Cape West Coast offers variety, fun, relaxation and spectacular views. With single track, jeep track, farm roads, relaxed riding, technical sections, fast moving terrain, fun, beautiful scenery the Darling Hills MTB Stage Race has it all. 2 weeks prior to the Cape Epic, the Darling Hills MTB Stage Race is considered a calendar sweet spot. The Darling Hills MTB Stage Race is a race over 3 days with 2 stages which includes a prologue and 2 day stages. All stages are compulsory. The race has been registered with CSA (“Cycle South Africa”) and Entry Ninja will be used for race registration. Race nutrition, water and isotonic carbohydrate drinks are freely available at water points throughout the route. The Chill Zone is the perfect place to unwind, enjoy a cold beer, swap race stories and mingle with supporters and fellow riders after a hard day of racing.

OVERVIEW

After the successful event called The Darling Corporate MTB Challenge 2015 , this sanctioned 3-Day MTB Stage race in the Western Cape, will take place for the first time.

The Darling Hills, 3 Day Mountain Bike Stage Race, will be the first ever stage race to take place in the Darling Hills, and the premier race in the Swartland/ West Coast Area. By providing an exceptional race experience, our mission is to expose participants to some of the best mountain biking in the country, offer sponsors a targeted marketing and engagement opportunity, build tourism in the area and benefit local communities through select outreach programmes. Contributing to charity and assisting local communities is an essential component of nurturing sustainability in South Africa. The main beneficiary of the race will be Swartland/ West Coast SPCA.

FORMAT

Team of 2 Riders (Including Mixed Teams)
Solo Riders

LOCATION

Doornfontein Wildlife Estate
Langfontein Street (Detour)
Darling, 7345
GPS Coordinates- 33°23'47.4"S 18°21'18.5"E

COST

Teams of 2 Riders - 3 Days - R3600 (R1800)
*Including Mixed Teams

Solo Rider- 3 Days R1800

PRIZE MONEY

TEAMS OF 2 RIDERS

Men & Woman

1st Team- R2 000

2nd Team R1 500

3rd Team R1 000

*R9 000

Mixed Teams

1st Team- R2 000

2nd Team R1 500

3rd Team R1 000

*R4 500

SOLO RIDERS

Men & Woman

1st Team- R2 000

2nd Team R1 000

3rd Team R500

*R7 000

Total Prize Purse - R20 500

DARLING HILLS MTB GEAR

Darling Hills MTB Stage Race t-shirt- R250 per t-shirt

No changes to clothing sizes will be accepted after 15 January 2019 (Orders with sizes via Entry Ninja)

WHAT TO BRING

Normal equipment needed for a few hours cycling.

FOOD & DRINKS

Friday Event Dinner

Saturday and Sunday Lunch

Beer and wine will be available at the finish additional refreshments may be purchased.

RACE RULES & INDEMNITIES

All cyclists enter at their own risk and organizers will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or injuries.

Medical – A medical team will be available

CANCELLATION & SUBSTITUTIONS

Rider substitutions accepted until 16 February 2019 at R300 per change.

Thereafter no changes will be accepted.

Refund policy:

1. All requests must be received in writing- info@darlinghillsmtb.co.za

2. 80% refund until 1 November 2018

3. 50% refund until 1 January 2019

4. Thereafter no refund

Race Village Accommodation

Accommodation is excluded from the entry fees. To book for tented/ camping or self-catering accommodation at the race village book via email - accommodation@darlinghillsmtb.co.za

The Darling Hills MTB Race Village is perfect for you! If you choose the Tented/Camping or Self Catering Accommodation Packages you will be camping in the race village just outside where all the hype is happening.

*Tented Accommodation: R900 p/person for the weekend

  • This includes an already set up tent and mattress per person at the race village, ablution available. (No Electricity)
  • The tent will have sleeping space for one (1) person.
  • Tents will be available and move in ready from 1 March 2019 08:00 am
  • Limited tents available.

*Self-camping

There is a designated area if you wish to bring your own tent or camper van. Please note there is no electricity and limited space available. Book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

 

R600 per camping spot for the entire stay (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Camping spot for up to 4 people only….

  • Camping spots will be available from 1 March 2019 08:00 am
  • Ablution facilities available (No Electricity)
  • Limited camping spots available (Plot Size 10m x 10m)

* Self-catering Cottage

Available:        2

Sleeps:             4 Adults

Rate:                R2 500.00 per unit per night

Extra:              DSTV, Secure Parking, Fully furnished

Bunk beds can be arranged for kids under 12

Wifi

Maximum Guest:   4 Adults and 2 children under 12

 

*Room with an ensuite

Available:            4

Sleeps:                 2 Adults

Rate:                    R1 500.00 per unit per night

Extra:                  DSTV, Secure Parking, Fully furnished

Bunk beds can be arranged for kids under 12

Wifi

Maximum Guest:   2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12

 

Meals Include -

Friday Dinner                   

Traditional Braai & Slaai

Lamb Chop 200g | Chicken Piece | Boerewors | Pasta Salad | Coleslaw | Garlic Bread

Saturday Lunch

Potjie Kos (served with rice & a roll)

Chicken & Vegetable | Springbuck Curry | Wildebeest & Vegetable

Sunday Lunch

Traditional Lamb Spitbraai

Lamb | Baby Potatoes | Garlic Bread | Coleslaw | Beetroot salad | Curry Noodle Salad | Greek Salad.

*PLEASE NOTE:

Please remember to book your additional meals for non-riders and children via Entry Ninja with team or rider registration. No bookings for meals will be accepted at race village.

  • Non Riders - R150 per meal (3 meals- R450)
  • Children under the age of 12 - R75.00 per meal (3 meals R225)

* Non-Riders - No free glass of wine per meal (Riders Only)

*Vegetarian and Halaal options are available on request only.

 

Other - Alcoholic and soft drinks will be on sale at the bar.