Magalies Monster ‘ideal for the whole family’

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Magaliesberg — Mountain bikers are sure to be challenged and rewarded at the Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic taking place at ATKV Buffelspoort (North West Province) on Saturday June 4th.

With four events to choose from (a full marathon, half marathon, fun ride, and kids event), the Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic is great for the whole family.

“The Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic is for mountain bikers of all ages,” said Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.

“One of the most revered one-day MTB races in the North West Province, the Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic Marathon consists of a +-65km course with a 1,433m ascent. The terrain consists of of a good mix of gravel roads, jeep track, rocky single track, soft sand sections, technical climbs and descents.The inclusion of unspoiled Magaliesberg mountain trails and native bushveld makes this route one of the finest mountain biking routes in and around Gauteng and the North West Province.The ‘Monster Climb’ to Breedts Nek is ready for riders.Ideal for experienced and fit mountain bikers, the Marathon n definitely not recommended as a first mountain bike race.

“The Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic Half Marathon consists of a +-31km course that features a 711m ascent,” continued Michael.

“Terrain includes gravel roads, rocky single and jeep tracks, soft sand in places, technical climbs and descents. Although this route does not include the iconic ‘Monster Climb’, riders will face a ‘Mini Monster Climb’. The climb is shorter but steeper than the ‘Monster Climb’ of the Marathon. Most runners won’t be able to do the whole section because it gets too steep. Racing snakes that are able to mount it will be able to open a healthy lead. Although not the “monster”, the half marathon will be challenging, but fun and perfect for young competitors who want to run in a highly competitive environment. It is also perfect for athletes who are new to the sport of mountain bike racing, as 70% of the course is very rideable and non-technical.

“The Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic Fun Ride consists of a +-15km fun course that features a gradual ascent of 271m,” confirmed Michael.

“The terrain includes gravel roads, a jeep track and a single track which is not technical. Cyclists will enjoy cycling through beautiful native bushveld forest that is easy to navigate. This event is perfect for new cyclists getting into the sport of mountain biking or for the whole family to enjoy together.

For more information and/or to participate in the Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic visit www.stillwatersports.com or email [email protected]

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