GREYTON MTB TOUR
Overview & Facts
Dates: 2 & 3 September 2017 – Entries open 08h00 on 1 June 2017
Start venue: Uitkyk Primary School, Greyton
Finish venue: 3 September – Uitkyk Primary School, Greyton- within walking distance of the center of Greyton
Finish venue: 3 September – Uitkyk Primary School, Greyton
Start times: 08h30
Registration: 15h00 – 20h00 on 2 September at the Uitkyk Primary School, Greyton
Registration: 07h00 – 08h00 on 3 September at the School
The Entry fee is R 800 per person (individual entries only, no team entries), which excludes accommodation and meals.
Entries open 08h00 on Wednesday 1 June 2017
View this for Accommodation options in and around Greyton and Genadedal
The Greyton Tour is a non-competitive 2 day MTB stage event. The objective is to give MTBs and newcomers to multi-stage events (NOT NEWCOMERS TO MTB) the opportunity to enjoy a weekend of scenic, fun and non-competitive riding. However, make sure that you are fit as each of the two stages are approximately 50km, mostly on gravel roads (including jeep and single tracks) and that you can, and enjoy riding flowing single tracks.
Route Information and Profile
The routes will be similar to the Houw Hoek MTB Tour, although it’s less technical than Stage 1 of the Houw Hoek Tour.
Stage 1: A 48km loop, with a total climb of 800m, starting (08h30) and finishing at Uitkyk Primary School in Greyton, crossing the Riviersonderend twice, going via Snyerskraal, Berea, Voorstekraal and Genadedal. The Water point is at 30km, staged by Berea Primary School. Thanks to Andrew White of Greyton who coordinates stage 1 and the route building.
Stage 2: A 46km loop, with a total climb of 780m, starting (08h30) and finishing at Uitkyk Primary School in Greyton, going via, Oewerzicht, Oaks and Lismore, and crossing the Riviersonderend river. The Water point is at 26km at the Oaks, staged by Uitkyk Primary School. Thanks to Corne Barnard of Greyton who coordinates stage 2 and the route building. Corne also owns the local bike shop; Rock-hoppers, who provides technical support during the event.
Book your accommodation:
+27 (0)28 254 9414
083 654 2520/028 254 9267
The Eco Lodge backpacker’s
Take Away lunches will be for sale at the Start – Finish venue at Uitkyk Primary School in Greyton.
An “MTB Tour Event Dinner” (typical, delicious Searle’s buffet dinner), is served on Saturday evening at Searles. This venue is reserved for riders taking part in the Greyton MTB Tour. Make an early booking at Searle’s on 028 254 9550 (limited seats available)
GREYTON RESTAURANTS (as supplied by Greyton Tourism Association – 028 254 9414) – firstname.lastname@example.org
ABBEY ROSE – 19 Main Road – 028 254 9470
Open for lunches and scrumptious dinner. Special dishes lamb shanks and oxtail and traditional Sunday lunches.
THE BLUE DOOR COUNTRY BISTRO Cnr Ds Botha and Oak Street – 028 254 9281
Fine country dining in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Unlicensed – BYOB!
DRIEFONTEIN FARM – Krige Road – 028 214 1914
Feast of a Sunday lunch – ambience is comfy, casual & family friendly – buffet & Mediterranean. Unlicensed BYOB!
PECCADILLOS – 23 Main Road – 028 254 9066
Bistro dishes ranging from traditional to daring
VIA’S DELI – 31 Main Road – 028 254 9190
Rustic and simple food sourcing the best organic produce, incl. breakfast from 06h30
THE OLD BELL at THE POST HOUSE – Main Road – 028 254 9995
Enjoy tapas with your drinks in this landmark pub (the one made famous in the Bells Whisky ad!)
OAK & VIGNE – Ds Botha Street – 028 254 9037
Espresso sandwich bar and light lunches, incl. breakfast from 06h30
PURE CAFE – 41 Main Road
Wonderful organic vegetarian cooking. Low on carbon footprint, high on health and taste. Call Bradley on 073 427 0288.
VANILLA CAFE – Ds Botha Street – 028 254 9453
Stylish country cafe offering a range of culinary delights to kids and parents alike
SEARLE’S TRADING POST – 36 Main Road – 028 254 9550
Searle’s is an upmarket country restaurant, serving authentic and honest food. The menus change daily for lunch and dinner, offering dishes from roosterkoek and braaivleis, lamb shanks and bobotie to home-made chicken pie, duck confit, beans soup, pot bread and French baguettes. Experience a slice of Italy with their wood-fired pizzas and fresh hand-made pasta. Incl. breakfast from 06h30
Rockhoppers Cycles (Corne on 0832359612) will service and do bike repairs at Uitkyk Primary School.
MASSAGE & COMPEX RECOVERY ZONE
As leaders and trainers in Compex, TEAMXCEED we will be using Compex to assist with post day recovery.
DAN GROBLER BIOKINETICS,
supports and underwrites TEAMxCEED, the only registered Compex Competence Centre in South Africa.
As we get closer to our starting date, cyclists will invariably be planning their training and race tactics thoroughly and with care. Planning your post RACE STAGE RECOVERY to ensure that injury is dealt with (or avoided) is probably the most important factor in ensuring your best performance. Simply your body needs to heal itself as efficiently and quickly as possible.
TEAMXCEED is the only RECOVERY TEAM in South Africa who provides highly qualified Sports Masseurs combined with Compex recovery treatment
7 reasons why massage helps recovery:
- Excellent way to improve mood, reduce anxiety and lower blood pressure.
- Reduces the waste of metabolites around the muscle.
- It reduces pain felt in the week following the race.
- Helps reduce the swelling after enduring exercise.
- Release of tight muscles, especially hamstrings and quads.
- Contributes to healing of soft tissues, increasing all the feel-good chemicals in the body such as dopamine, oxytocin and endorphins.
- Relax! You did it! Massage is a wonderful way to relax and take time out to feel pampered after such a grueling training regime and race.
TURBO CHARGE your performance with Compexrecovery programs!
Add another 7 different beneficial effects,
- Elimination of Lactic Acid and other toxins;
- Contributes to a rapid recovery of the muscular tissue;
- Calms pains associated with training;
- General relaxation process produces a localized anti-spasmodic effect;
- Allows you to face the next race day in optimum condition, therefore maximizing your performance and better assimilating the work conducted;
- Reduce inflammation of the muscles, get rid of waste build-up, extend the overall life of your sporting career.
- Ultimately, it accelerates muscle recuperation after an intense race day.
Sports Massage treatments :
Compex Treatments :
Put your name on the list when you finish each day. Masseurs will work in order from the list.