Mountain bikes take Cullinan by storm PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 19:25
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Close to 3 000 adventure seekers were drawn to the season finale of the Nissan TrailSeeker mountain bike series on 4 November in Cullinan.

After an exciting start at the Cullinan sport grounds, riders initially followed a route through the town before going out into the breathtaking surroundings.

The area is rich in more than just diamonds; it is also one of South Africa’s biggest producers of proteas and riders traversed the blooming fields.


Johandri Leicester makes her way through the renowned ‘lava tunnel’
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A high-speed route awaited half marathon and fun entries, with technical and sandy sections in the mix too. The event attracted some of the country’s top elite and junior riders and offered something for everybody – the 10 km fun ride, 20 km fun race, 40 km half marathon and 70 km full marathon.

The full marathon route included more than just the expected river crossings and majestic views, and also had an exciting ‘lava tunnel’ in store. A historic eruption created deep gorges in the area, and blazed a tunnel through one of the surrounding mountains.


The full marathon route included more than just the expected
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Declan Sidey snatched up the men’s elite title. Shaun-Nick Bester finished less than a minute behind Declan. In the third place was Jan Monshioa.

The women’s elite category saw Johandri Leicester cross the finish line first, followed by Monica Glover and Cindy Porobich.

 

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