April 14, 2016 0
A more refined route has been designed for the 2016 Ashburton Investments National MTB Series Clarens event, which doubles up as SA Marathon MTB champs and is scheduled to take place this Saturday in the Free State Maluti Mountains. The scenic route, at a high average altitude of 1700m above sea level, offers an ideal blend of steep climbs, challenging descents, firm, flowing singletrack and dramatic rock slabs that are characteristic of the region’s geology.
The Elite men will cover 112km while the Elite women will cover 77.5km. There will be less gravel road than in previous editions of the event, which is Round 3 of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series, and more singletrack, making it more compact too.