The Greyt Middelplaas Escape

Middelplaas Greyton
25 Jun 2022
The Western Cape’s premier winter 2 day stage race in Greyton
  • EVENT OVERVIEW
  • EVENT DETAILS
  • DIRECTIONS
  • ROUTE & MAP DETAILS
  • RULES

Greyt Middelplaas Escape returns to a 1 Day MTB Race

Rolling with punches in the current economic circumstances, and after careful consideration and liaison with relevant parties, we decided to change the format, and postpone the date for the Greyt Middelplaas Escapeto June 25.

By doing so, we're giving the opportunity to a larger field of riders to enter for a one-day MTB event. Instead of a two-day MTB stage race, the Greyt Middelplaas Escape will revert back to the one-day MTB race, but with two punchy distances to choose from.

The one-day event will start and finish at Middelplaas Farm, Greyton, and entrants can choose between a 60kmand a 40km distance. 
By consolidating the event, the route will include only the best of the trails in the Greyton and surrounding Riviersonderend mountain range. 

Date: 25 June 2022

Venue: Middelplaas Farm, Greyton

Distances:

60km:

Entry fee: R750

40km:

Entry fee: R550

From Cape Town:

  • Turn left on R406, to Greyton/Genadendal just before Caledon
  • After 3km on R406 turn left on Middelplaaspad.  This is a dirt-road.
  • After 15km on Middelplaaspad the event is on your left. You will see the event signs.

From Caledon:

  • Turn right after 3km on R406
  • Continue on same route as  description above

From Greyton:

  • Turn right shortly after Genadendal on the Middelplaaspad. This is a tar road on the side for 6km
  • After the above mentioned 6km of tar road the road becomes a dirt-road. Continue with the dirt-road, which is the Middelplaaspad for  6.5km, you will see the venue on your right hand side.

Keep an eye out for upcoming route descriptions & route maps.

RULES

  •   CSA license required for riders. Day license can be purchased online for event.
  •  The routes will be marked.
  •   Marshalls must be obeyed at all times.
  •   Participants may only receive help from fellow participants or from a service provider at a water point tech zone.
  •  Any kind of assistance from any other source will lead to disqualification.
  •   No littering is allowed on the route or at thevenue.
  •  Please dispose of litter at the water points orin designated rubbish bins.
  •  No smoking or lighting of fires is allowed on the course.
  •  Offenders will be disqualified and may face a lifetime ban from future events.
  •  The same goes for vandalim of any kind to property, plants and animals.
  •  The marked course must be followed by all participants.
  •  Taking short cuts will lead to disqualification.
  •  Team members in the MTB Stage Race must stay within 2 minutes of each other. Failure to do so at any point in the race will lead to a 45 minute Separation Time Penalty (STP).

SUPPORT

The  following support services will be provided:

  • Emergency Medical services.
  • 2x water points on each stage,with water, energy drink and snacks.
  • Lead motorbike on each day.
  • Sweeper vehicle on each day
  • All participants will be timed.