Description of Course

CHALLENGE MOUNTAIN BIKE 53km

The 53km mountain bike starts in Camperdown and finishes at Inanda Dam. The route comprises some fast off-road sections, steep ascents and descents through the Valley of a Thousand Hills and some superb new single track leading into the valley and down to Inanda Dam. It may be a fast course but don’t be fooled; it is a challenging 53km of off-road mountain biking. Climatic conditions are another factor to consider and participants may experience extremes between the misty highs of Inchanga to the swealtering 40C heat of the Inanda Valley. In dry conditions, the top athletes are expected to take around 14h30 for this leg while on average, cyclists can expect to take 3 hours 15 minutes to 4 hours to complete the route.

Route Map & Profile

Triple Challenge MTB

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Registration

07h00 – 08h30 @ Camperdown Hotel (at the back right hand side of the Spar). Look for the signage.

Parking

Look for the signage – parking at the Spar or behind the Spar.
Please do not park near the Triple Challenge transition area – this area will be clearly demarcated.

Start

09h00 (after the 9h00 train has passed !)

Timing

Elite Timing (no chip required) – Bike Boards

Please be aware of:

1. The railway crossing leading to the start line. A train is expected anytime between 7h00 – 9h00.
2. The 11h30 cut-off at Comrades Wall.
3. Bear LEFT when arriving at Inanda Dam to cross the finish line (Triple Challenge athletes will bear right into the transition area). This point will be marshalled & signed.

Directions to MTB Start / Trail Run Finish – Camperdown:

1. From Durban or PMB on the N3 highway take the Camperdown turn off – Number 57
2. Turn Right over N3 if coming from Durban or Left away from the N3 if coming from PMB.
3. Proceed for +- 200 m to the intersection and turn right into Old Main Road
4. Proceed to the parking lot of Spar.

Directions to Inanda Dam – MTB finish:

FROM DURBAN: Take the M13 to Hillcrest, turn off at Hillcrest off ramp. Turn right at the robots into Old Main Road. Travel for about 1km until you reach the Old Main Road/Inanda Road intersection, ABSA Bank will be on the left hand side. Turn right at the robots into Inanda Road. About 2km from Hillcrest there is a signboard (on the right hand side) saying INANDA 6. On the left side is Fischer Road (M302) (Look out for Hillcrest Fellowship). Turn left to Fischer Road and drive all the way down the valley, continue straight on tarred road and on the intersection you go straight passing the water tank no your left hand side until you reach the entrance gate, Inanda Dam & Resort.

FROM PIETERMARITZBURG: Take the R613 from Pietermaritzburg. Go pass the Shongweni/ Assagay/ Hillcrest turnoffs. Take the Old Main Road/Hillcrest offramp. Turn left to Old Main Road. Travel for about 1km until you reach the Old Main Road/ Inanda Road intersection, and ABSA Bank will be on your left hand side. Turn right at the robots into Inanda Road about 2km from Hillcrest there is a signboard (on the right hand side) saying INANDA 6. On the left hand side is Fischer Road (M302). (Look out for Hillcrest Christian Fellowship). Turn left to Fischer Road and drive all the way down the valley, continue straight on tarred road and on the intersection you go straight passing the water tank on your left hand side until you reach the entrance gate, Inanda Dam & Resort.