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Date : 09 December 2017
Province : Eastern Cape
Location : Wild Coast Sun
Entries Close : 07 December 2017
Starting Time : 08:00
Registration : Wild Coast Sun, 06:30-08:30
Late Entries : Yes
Timed By : ROAG
ROAG Registration : Yes
Event Website : https://www.facebook.com/wildcoastmtbclassic/


RaceStart TimePre Entry FeeLate Entry Fee
100m10:30R 0,00R 0,00
20km MTB08:30R 195,00R 225,00
2km 10:00R 0,00N/A
40km MTB08:00R 265,00R 295,00


Date: 09/12/2017
Time: 06:30-08:30
Venue: Wild Coast Sun




Take a ride on the Wild Side!

Hosted by ASG Events, Bestmed and the Wild Coast Sun, the Bestmed Wild Coast Sun Classic takes place on 9 December 2017 and presents a wonderful day of mountain-biking with a variety of distances and routes which will stimulate every kind of mountain-biking juice flowing in your veins. 

Route options on offer are 40km and 20km as well as a 2km option for kids and 200 metre fun event for toddlers.

The Wild Coast Sun provides an unequalled venue experience and it borders some of the finest mountain-bike trails which ASG race director Darren Herbst and well-known route specialist Ian Wilson and his crew have shaped into a delightful off-road experience.

The route boasts amazing views and some tough, yet ride-able terrain, all adding up to a true mountain biker’s experience. 

Please note that R10 of every entry will be donated to Cansa. 


The 40km is a challenge riders will relish if they have a bit of fitness under the belt. It presents one of the most scenic journeys you’ll can experience from the back of the saddle! 

With 870m of vertical ascent, the undulating route will take you over some of the most amazing trails on the South Coast. 

The ride kicks off through perfectly manicured gardens and the golf course of the Wild Coast Sun before exiting into rural coastlands. 

Then comes the highlight of the route - the ride along the Mzamba River, high on top of gorges and cliffs on which riders make their way down to the Mzamba Estuary and beach.

The spectacular panoramic views over the ocean and coastal forests below will blow your mind.

To top it off we bring riders onto the beach with the ocean on the right keeping you company to the finish.

Lots of hand built single track, district roads, golf cart tracks all complete this riding experience.

Although the elevation is only 870m on the 40km, don’t be fooled. There are some tough hills but the downhill rewards make it worth the effort.


The 20km race offers a delightful mildly technical trail. The route includes 435m of vertical ascent, but it’s ride-able throughout. 

The route consists of a variety of terrain with great descents, some challenging climbs and fast winding single track. 

The essence of the ride is very much like the 40km with scenic views, hand crafted track and beach riding - the whole 9 yards just half the distance.
The event is about great routes and a fun filled outing for the family. 

The Team from ASG, Bestmed and Sun International will give all mountain-bikers and supporters something to remember this year. 

There are a number of great waterpoints and spectator viewing points along the route. 



A 14km stretch of district road leading to the top of a plateau could be the tipping point when cyclists tackle the Bestmed Wild Coast Sun MTB Classic near Port Edward in KwaZulu-Natal next weekend.

This is the opinion of the route director, Ian Wilson, who said their overall objective was to ensure that riders of all levels enjoy a memorable mountain-biking outing on December 9.

Starting at the Wild Coast Sun hotel, the 40km and 20km routes cover spectacular areas of coastal wilderness, providing delightful views and trails that border the region’s huge gorges. 

Durban-based Wilson, who has been building trails in the province for more than a decade, said the 14km district-road section could be the critical stretch in deciding the winners.

“This section takes the riders to the top of the plateau (Mzamba Gorge) and that is where the race can be won. Those who climb well and can hold on for a long burn will do well.”

Wilson said their main objective in setting up the 40km and 20km routes was “no foot down”.

“I try to build routes that everyone can ride. I like to think of the back riders and make it enjoyable for them.

“If they can ride it and enjoy it, the front pack can race it hard and everyone is a winner.”

He said they had built trails going up to and along Mzamba Gorge, which provided spectacular views.

“The route also includes fast-flowing single-track, and the participants will ride through rural villages where they will come across extremely friendly people.”

Referring to the 870m elevation on the 40km route, Wilson agreed there was some stiff climbing to challenge the riders.

“But there is also plenty of recovery time,” he added. “The climbs are followed by flowing downhill sections so it is not a constant grind.”

He felt the race was something really special because of its surroundings.

“There are not many places so close to a town where you can ride in such unspoilt scenery.”

He added that they had removed the 3km beach section because “the tides are against us”.

“Nobody will want to push a bike through soft sand for 3km, so unfortunately that section is not in this year.”


R10 000 in prize money up for grabs across the races. 


Goodie Bags to all online entrants. 


Medals to all finishers. 


There will be a bike wash facility in aid of Cansa available at the venue.