2016 SA MTB Marathon Champs



The Ashburton Investments National MTB Series (Clarens) will be held on 16-17 April and will host the SA National MTB Marathon Championships for the Elite Men (Ultra Marathon Distance) Elite Women (Marathon Distance) Junior and Youth Men and Women (Half Marathon Distance).


Elite, Junior, Youth Marathon Champs 

Date: 16-17 April 2016
Province: Free State
Location: Town Square, Main Street, Clarens 

Contact persons: Dellah Paul dellah@cyclingsa.com (for administration)


After 2014 new route success we’ll be refining and adding to the current incredible areas, leading to brand new incredible routes. 

Clarens is a beautiful part of the world and is also nice and central for many up-country riders. Being just three hours away from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Pietermaritzburg there is no reason to miss this beautiful event, so make sure you are there. Situated in the Eastern Free State, Clarens is such a scenic and wonderful place that it is a big source of inspiration for many artists. For the last three years the event caused quite a stir, as it was said that the route is on world standards and completely blew everyone away!

The route is probably the most visually appealing and varied but challenging one that we have ever put together. It follows sand road, jeep track, huge rock-trails and single track over some of the most incredible rock landscapes in this country. This is all virgin land for mountain bikers as most of it is private land, so don’t miss this opportunity. Home to various types of wildlife so you are guaranteed to see some around.

Clarens is a circular loop race; it will start in the Clarens Town Square, Clarens, Free State and finish at the same venue. This spectacular route crosses the Maluti Mountains on the edge of the Lesotho border, which is the highest mountain range in South Africa. The race has been in existence for five years and has grown tremendously, as the riding is absolutely unique and spectacular. Bring the family and make a weekend of this event in the picturesque town of Clarens, featuring art galleries, gift shops and some of the best food in the country!

Source: http://www.nationalmtbseries.com/theseries/races/clarens

Who can take part

Ultra Marathon

  • Elite Men Championships


  • Elite Women Championships
    • A separate start batch for the Elite Women participants.  All women wanting to participate in the Elite Women race need to enter this category.
    • All other riders 30+ must compete in their own race (for the National MTB Series event).
    • Any rider competing in the Elite race will not be allowed to compete in the SA Masters Marathon Championships (this pertains to the Elite Men race as well), which takes place at Cascades MTB Park on 1st May 2016. 

Half Marathon

  • Junior Men and Women Championship
  • Youth Men and Women Championship

Event Schedule


Start lists



  • Coming soon


Clarens, Free State


Routes – distances, profiles and maps


2015 SA National MTB Marathon Championships



Masters Marathon Champs

Date: Sunday 1 May 2016
Province: KwaZulu-Natal
Location: Cascades MTB Park, Pietermaritzburg
Entries are open

Contact persons: Della Paul (administration queries) dellah@cyclingsa.com


Coming soon…

Who can take part

Coming soon…

Event schedule

Coming soon…

Routes – distances, profiles and maps

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Start lists





Cascades MTB Park, Pietermaritzburg





Lincoln Cottages is a wheelchair-friendly self-catering bed and breakfast. 
Check out the virtual tour: http://www.lincolncottages.co.za/pages/virtual-tour/

They offer affordable per person sharing rates for your convenience.

Recently been voted as the best self – catering establishment in Pietermaritzburg.

All meals are offered on request at an additional charge.

Jungle gym area for children as well as a natural streaming brook through the gardens of Lincoln Cottages


Situated on a working sugar cane farm 3.4km on the Table Mountain Rd
30 min from Wartburg and 15 drive from centre of Pietermaritzburg.
Drop-offs to sport events in and around Pietermaritzburg can be arranged for guests.

Ideal for groups.

The farm house has:

6 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
3 Garages
Spacious lounge
Fully equipped kitchen with pantry
Laundry room
Wide shady veranda
Large garden with trees
Security (remote entrance and alarm)
Farmers splash pool

Kitchen and bathrooms to be shared by guests. Wi-fi available DSTV dish guests to bring their own decoder and smart card.

R230pp pn

Housekeeping R80 pd ( not available on Sundays and Public Holidays)

Contact details: Elmarie Thöle cell 0823749207   email:  elmariethole@gmail.com

2015 SA National MTB Marathon Championships


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Alan Hatherly

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