Bronberg route showcases best mountain biking Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 July 2010 11:05
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More than 2 000 mountain bikers descended on the Bronberg area on Saturday 5 June for the first leg of the Nissan MTB Cycle Challenge Series. The Bronberg route, known as the Nissan Hazeldean / Silver Stream trail, kicked off at Tyger Valley College, just off Lynnwood Road.

Mountain bikers and their families relaxing after the trails
Photo?s: Tyger Valley College

Participants said that there is a reason why this leg of the race was dubbed “some of the best mountain biking trails on offer in Gauteng”. It is because it offers everything for the delight of mountain bikers, from cattle tracks and water crossings to farm roads, winding single tracks and technical river bank trails.

Mountain bikers could choose from a variety of distances: 70 km, 40 km and 20 km. The organisers said that the bottle necks of 2009 were something of the past. They’ve changed the route and added many more sections that made participants forget that they were in Gauteng.

According to those in the know, the route in the Bronberg area features some of the best and secret training grounds of some of the best mountain bikers in South Africa. They said that this route showcases what real mountain biking is.

Garrick Gaudard, Zandre de Klerk and Christopher Meiring participated in the mountain bike trail

The next leg of the series is the Nissan Diamond Rush, which will be held in Cullinan on Saturday 24 July. This route passes through areas inaccessible under normal circumstances due to diamond mining. The route options are 70 km, 40 km and 15 km where mountain bikers ride on the verge of a massive waterfall and through a cave.

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