An event like this is a welcome economic boost for the areas that host the cyclists, bringing much needed cash flow to establishments and the community at large.
Someone interesting stats:
Beneficiaries: 12 Communities and 23 schools and environmental groups
2850 people employed during the race
4500 - the number of participants, oldest 75, youngest 17
2300 tents erected , 5200 mattresses used , 225 000 litres of water used for showers,
19800 litres of coke, 500kg of Bananas and 9600 doughnuts consumed.
23 Eight tonne trucks are used each day to move the three events from Sani Pass to Scottburgh.
When all three events are underway, there is a rider every 58 metres along the 263km route on bikes having an estimated value of R 135 million, making Sani2c the largest stage race in the world.
Drak Mountain Bike Club
The Drak MTB Club has access to several kilometres of private amazing single track / jeep track trails, as well as a huge range of routes on quiet and dusty public district roads. Check their web site for rides and other upcoming events:
Sani Spoors Mountain Bike Trails
Sani Spoors offer well maintained bike trails which start from the Olde Duck Restaurant, approximately 1 km along the Drakensberg Gardens Road.
Ed Smith 082 299 5234
Ian Bonsma 079 516 5507
The road to Cobham
This quiet18 km gravel road starts in Himeville and winds through the Little Berg to the Cobham Reserve.
The Sani Pass roadTake the road from Underberg, turning left approximately 2 km after Himeville. The road is tarred all the way to the Sani Pass Hotel at the foot of the pass, after which the gravel road winds steeply up to the top of the escarpment. You need your passport as the route takes you into Lesotho.
Mountain Biking in Underberg and Himeville
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