Ashburton National Marathon Mountain Biking Series, Dullstroom

2016 marks the 14th year for the exciting National Marathon Mountain Biking Series. Established by Advendurance and sponsored by Ashburton Finances, it is one of the largest and most distinguished series of its kind in Africa.

National MTB Series

The picturesque countryside town of Dullstroom, which is happily situated in the lofty Mpumalanga Highlands, will be hosting the sixth leg of the series, on the 3rd and 4th of September. Starting at the Dunkeld Country Estate, this race will feature spectacular views and a range of different terrains including: single track, jeep track, gravel road, savannah, rocky, plantations and indigenous forest. The Dullstroom segment will be a two-day event (unlike some other parts of the Series) which allows whole families to participate and enjoy the experience that is mountain biking in this scenic area.

National MTB Series

Programme

Registration will kick off on the Friday from 16h00 to 19h00, and will follow on to Saturday Morning from 06h00 to 09h00. Sunday’s registration, on the other hand, with begin at 06h30.

Start Times:
Saturday
07h00 Ultra pro/Elite
07h10 Marathon Ladies
07h20 Ultra Marathon Amateur Men
07h30 Marathon “A” batches
Sunday
07h30 Half Marathon
08h20 Fun Race
09h00 Fun Ride

National MTB Series

Speaking about the upcoming event, the Advendurance Team wrote: “We share a love for the outdoors and sport through an exciting program of adventurous events. We want our events to be life-changing experiences and want to introduce thousands to the thrill of adventure.”

What’s more, highlighting the importance of pushing past mere comfort, they said: “We want to help people overcome numerous challenges, and turning adversity into the success of achievement.”

National MTB Series

Accommodation

The organisers for this Dullstroom event will be providing luxury tents for two people in a tented village, combined with live entertainment, food and exciting activities.

Alternatively book into the luxurious accommodation establishment – Walkersons Hotel & Spa. This is country living at the highest standard, with 20 lavish suites and 5 fully furnished self-catering cottages to choose from. Here you can enjoy independence and seclusion, while perfectly placed to savour Dullstroom’s delights and join in the exhilaration of this mountain biking extravaganza.

To find out more about the Ashburton National MTB Series in Dullstroom, simply phone +27 (86) 199 000 1 or email info@advendurance.com, and to book your stay at Walkersons Hotel & Spa, send an email to reservations@walkersons.co.za or call +27 (13) 253 7000.

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