Jump to content

Safe Friday afternoon Ride


 Share

Recommended Posts

Is there anywhere (the nearer to Fourways the better) the one can go to for a safe 30 odd k MTB ride on a Friday afternoon? Obviously the Cycle park is there, but doing 30k's on the green tracks...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would also like to know!

I guess it should be pretty safe as long as you stay away from the R511 as it heads into Diepsloot.

 

30kms? hmmm.

What is your starting point?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

30kms should be achievable if you ride up the spruit from Bryanston to Mark's Park, then back. I personally have never had an incident on the spruit... so I would consider it safe. Especlially the upper part from Fratelli's to the Botanical Gardens.

Edited by patches
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would also say the Spruit. I hop onto the spruit at the bottom of Cowley Drive and go all the way to William Nicol and back. That's about 30km if you start at Pineslopes.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

30kms should be achievable if you ride up the spruit from Bryanston to Mark's Park, then back. I personally have never had an incident on the spruit... so I would consider it safe. Especlially the upper part from Fratelli's to the Botanical Gardens.

 

definitely, also ride a lot from Fratellis up around Emmerentia and back, never heard of / had any incidents....

 

You can also add in Alberts Farm to your route, but I wouldn't ride up there alone, go in a group there seems to be quite a few dodgy characters in that park.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Soz okes, please exuse my ignorance as I just moved to Lonehill.

 

Starting at Pineslopes, how do I get to the Spruit?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Pineslopes? Am I missing something?

 

That is far away from the Spruit.

 

Maybe Cambridge Crossing would be more appropriate. Cross of the highway on Cambridge Rd, then turn left into Cowley, and then right onto the Spruit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Pineslopes? Am I missing something?

 

That is far away from the Spruit.

 

Maybe Cambridge Crossing would be more appropriate. Cross of the highway on Cambridge Rd, then turn left into Cowley, and then right onto the Spruit.

 

Some of uslive in the Lonehill, Fourways or Paulshof areas and would like to ride to the spruit...Pineslopes is a nice landmark to start from

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Shot! Thanks!

 

By the way, the stretch on Witkoppen from Porsche to the bridge over the N1 has a nice dirt track running parallel to the road - use that instead of the tar!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Some of uslive in the Lonehill, Fourways or Paulshof areas and would like to ride to the spruit...Pineslopes is a nice landmark to start from

 

I also live in Fourways, but have always started Spruit rides from Cambridge Crossing. That way, you get to spend more time on the Sruit, and less time on the pavement next to Witkoppen Rd.

 

That said, the traffic from Cambridge Crossing to home is a disaster late in the afternoon...maybe Pineslopes is not such a bad idea.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

hope to give the Spruit a bash on either Sat or Sun depending on if I can flog the bug I have. Picking up my new steed tomorrow, cant wait!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

My Profile My Forum Content My Followed Content Forum Settings Ad Messages My Ads My Favourites My Saved Alerts My Pay Deals Settings Help Logout