Medihelp Amohela MTB Classic

Saturday, 24 April 2021 - Sunday, 25 April 2021
FreestateClarens Vilage

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The Medihelp Amohela MTB Classic delivers 2 days of adventure in one of SA’s most loved villages for all levels of MTB enthusiasts as the race offers various entry options suited to your fitness. The 2021 edition of the race happens over the long weekend of the 24th and 25th of April 2021. This provides the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy the thrill of the race along with a relaxing long weekend with your friends or family.

 

The race takes you along well groomed single trails on private farms and nature reserves all in the beautiful foothills of the mighty Maluti mountains. This is the only time that you as a rider will be able to experience these places.

 

The altitude takes attitude…

 

Simply choose the event that is best suited to your riding fitness level, but be warned… The village of Clarens is around 2100m altitude making it just that little bit hard for you, this fact also plays into those looking for altitude training.

Paul Hunter, Apr 22 2021 01:12

Who all is doing this?  Heading down tomorrow for a great weekend.

thebob, Apr 22 2021 01:22

Me as well. Very much looking forward to this

Pieterlab1, Apr 22 2021 02:43

Me as well!

Barry, Apr 22 2021 02:55

Arrived in Clarens yesterday from JHB. Guys keep a safe eye on the road the potholes are bad in parts.

Paul Hunter, Apr 22 2021 03:24

Arrived in Clarens yesterday from JHB. Guys keep a safe eye on the road the potholes are bad in parts.

 

What route did you take?

Barry, Apr 22 2021 03:33

What route did you take?

According to GPS it went fastest route N3/R714/R26 it is the R714 the road is trashed mayby R26 was/is better route

Barry, Apr 22 2021 03:38

What route did you take?

Off N3 at Warden to Bethlehem then R26. Clarens

Block, Apr 22 2021 03:39

Go on N3 to Warden. Then right to Bethlehem
By far the best road without any potholes. Last time I used that thete was some roadworks between Viliers and Warden , but no real dekay

Barry, Apr 22 2021 04:02

Go on N3 to Warden. Then right to Bethlehem
By far the best road without any potholes. Last time I used that thete was some roadworks between Viliers and Warden , but no real dekay

Yea sevral routes to take. Fastest not always best especially at night.
Maybe someone has a GPX file for best route.

RobertWhitehead, Apr 22 2021 05:25

Hope you guys packed your climbing legs, I did it in 2019 and it was lekker tough. Great race with fantastic scenery. Good luck folks

Chadvdw67, Apr 22 2021 08:06

Also going, will be heading through tomorrow, very much of excited.

Wimmas, Apr 23 2021 02:01

Also going! Coming from JHB and was thinking of taking N3 to Villiers, then R26. Never travelled to Clarens before and I drive a small car. If this route is a mess, please let me know which alternatives are better. GPS wants to take me on N1 to Vanderbijlpark, Sasol, Heilbron, Petrus Steyn and then at Reitz on R26.

KirJOL, Apr 23 2021 05:35

I've driven both routes before, and the R714 from Warden to Bethlehem is MUCH better and safer. Adds a couple of kilometers to your route, but makes up for it in relatively smooth road and no major potholes. Almost trashed my previous car doing the full R26 route through Reitz.

Good luck everybody, try to get in a small ride around the town in the evening to acclimate somewhat to the altitude. Although us Joburgers have an inherently higher EPO than coastal dwellers, parts of the race are over 2000m which is serious altitude