Spectacular mountain-biking guaranteed at Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Seen here:  Amy McDougall in action during the 2018 Fedhealth MTB Challenge.

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Mountain-biking enthusiasts of all ages can expect a route experience like no other at the 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) on Saturday 07 September 2019 and Sunday 08 September 2019.

The Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event will kick off the action on Saturday (07 September).

A highlight on the SA mountain bike calendar, the kids event caters for ages 0 – 13 with junior MTB enthusiasts choosing between a:  500m (0-5 years), 1.5km (6-9 years) and a 5km (10 – 13 years) event.

“SA’s future mountain biking heroes will get to experience this exciting sport under the watchful eyes of their parents,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “The routes are safe and short enough for mom and dad to run alongside junior if they so wish. This event will not be timed, as it’s about having fun, enjoying the sport and spending time with families and friends.”

The action will intensify on Sunday (08 September) with the Fedhealth MTB Challenge Marathon (+-60km), Half Marathon (+-30km) and Fun Ride (+-15km).

“The Marathon (+-60km) will primarily consist of single track, vineyard roads and jeep track,” confirms Meyer.  “The first 5km will give riders a chance to settle down before the Boschendal single tracks start.  Riders will get to take on the infamous Helshoogte climb with a well-deserved drop into Bartinney Skyfall.  Included in the mix will be Nicknaks (in Banhoek), well-manicured Stoltz Trails, sensational single track and unbelievable scenery.  This route is suited to the fitter rider that has a fair level of technical single track skills.   Riders can look forward to a great day out on the trails.  The single track will be awesome, but the climbs will be tough.” 

“Ideal for newcomers to the sport the Half Marathon (+-30km) will feature easy going vineyard roads with a bit of single track,” continues Meyer.  “The single track will be free flowing and does not require technical skill.  Riders will be in awe of the awesome views on offer in Banhoek and Boschendal.”

“The Fun Ride (+-15km) highlights Boschendal’s spectacular trails,” says Meyer.  “Beginners will love this event.  There’s a fast flat section between orchards, a gentle climb followed by easy, flowing single track.  This event is the ideal opportunity for parents to spend some time with their children outdoors on the trails.”


The 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge will offer prize money to the first three finishers (open male and open female category) in the Marathon (+- 60km) and Half Marathon (+-30km) while all entrants will stand a chance to take home spectacular sponsor prizes. 

Saturday, 07 September 2019 

A highlight on the SA mountain bike calendar, the kids event caters for ages 0 – 13 with junior MTB enthusiasts choosing between a:  500m (0-5 years), 1.5km (6-9 years) and a 5km (10 – 13 years) event. 

Event & Time: Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Eventnot timed

·         500m / 0 – 5 years of age / 10:30

·         1.5km / 6 – 9 years of age / 11:00

·         5km / 10 – 13 years of age / 11:30

Entry Fee: R100

Sunday, 08 September 2019

Time: 08:00
Event: +- 60km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Marathon)
Entry Fee: R375 per rider (excludes CSA License)
Time: 09:00
Event: +-30km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Half Marathon)
Entry Fee: R275 per rider (excludes CSA License)
Time: 10:00
Event: 15km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Fun Ride)
Entry Fee: R175 per rider

FREE ENTRY: Fedhealth members can enter free of charge – simply by typing in their membership number when entering online!

CHARITY SUPPORT:  When entering online mountain bikers can choose to support one (or both) of the event’s:  1. the Stellenbosch Trail Fund and 2. Aitsa Aftercare Centre.

EXCITING NEWS All entrants will receive an exclusive event t-shirt (Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event included) while medals will be awarded to all finishers!

SPONSOR OFFERINGS All entrants are invited to visit the Falke Foot Zone once they’ve crossed the finish line for a free Falke leg and foot massage.   The team from EPT Recovery will be on hand offering free massages to all riders, while exciting prizes from Specialized and THULE will be up for grabs.

Entries Close on Tuesday, 03 September 2019!

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For more information or to enter the Fedhealth MTB Challenge, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email entries@stillwatersports.com




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