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Event Name: Tour De Ghaap

When:20 August 2011 - 21 August 2011

Where: Ulco, close to Kimberley, Northern Cape

Category: MTB

 

The Tour de Ghaap is an annual mountain bike race at Ulco, close to Kimberley. It consists of two days. The first is a 100km trail of endurance, and the second day is 37km technical.

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Day 1 - 100km

Day 2 - 40km

 

Price: R450 for the whole weekend (both events). Includes 2 nights sleep over in tents (Friday and Saturday night) and all meals

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Man, this is what I love about the good'ol people from the Northern Cape, a whole 3 days of partying, meals, accommodation and don't forget to chuck in a bit of mtb biking, all for 450 bucks!

 

Sure you don't want to take over reorganising some of the other big rip off events?

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Man, this is what I love about the good'ol people from the Northern Cape, a whole 3 days of partying, meals, accommodation and don't forget to chuck in a bit of mtb biking, all for 450 bucks!

 

Sure you don't want to take over reorganising some of the other big rip off events?

 

Hi,

I'm not not one of the organizers. Just saw that the event wasn't listed on the Hub, so added it. Is that against the Hub rules?

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No its not against the rules, it is against the rules to be ripped off ... although in todays world it seems that that is the rule!

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Well, the Tour de Ghaap this weekend was awesome! I've only been into MTB for the past two months, and the 108km over two days was a bit much. But I've finished it and enjoyed every moment of it!

 

The event was very well organized and you could see they put a lot of effort into it. We also got loads of food the whole time, lots of prizes and lucky draws, and a great atmosphere the whole weekend!

 

Luckily the participants' skill and strength varied greatly between the ~120 participants, which meant there were some noobs (like me) and then the pro's as well.

 

The fastest time was about 02h20 each day, and the slowest was about 4:30 per day.

 

The terrain was very interesting and varied the whole time, which helped to keep it fun. Well organized water points about every 10km with loads of drink and munchie choices. A few threatening heights (one appropriately called Suikerbossie) made me wish I was more fit. There were also a lot of high speed downhill type parts which was very exciting.

 

The Ghaap might be a bit intimidating to the mountain biking newbie, but with a bit of determinition it can be completed and enjoyed. I'm quite proud of myself for finishing it and next year I will definitely improve my time greatly! :clap:

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Must agree .The organization was brilliant. The waterpoints excellant. For a R400 entry fee this must be the most value for money you can get.The route not easy for a mountainbike novice. Even getting something for your birthday was a real good personnel touch.The food was plenty as was prizes and lucky draw. How good was it to not just receive a medal at the end but a hat,shirt and some biltong and droewors with your medal. Will definatly go back next year ,just train some more.Team Grownups(Nedbank)

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