A stage race event for ladies teams, mixed teams, or solo female riders.
For many individual lady riders, the technical and mechanical elements of stage races can be too daunting. Looking at the statistics on female team entries into stage races, and then delving a little deeper with some of our supporters, this seems to be a key reason why more ladies are not entering stage races.
And so the idea for a ladies and mixed team-only stage race was born – that’s right. No men’s-only teams allowed. The race will focus on mountain bike fitness over two days and not too much on technical ability – allowing the opportunity for female riders of all levels of competence to experience stage racing.
Don’t be fooled, the race will test your fitness, but the aim is to allow experienced mountain bikers to partner with a less experienced mountain biker –still be competitive – and ultimately enjoy the thrills and challenge of stage racing.
So girls, if you are riding, and you have a technical, you don’t have to fix it yourself. You can bring along your own “slave”, or you can borrow someone else’s “slave” (!)
Ladies, this is what you have been asking us for so this is for you! We have given you plenty of warning, so best you start your training now.
Starting and finishing each day at the Rhino & Lion Park in The Cradle of Humankind, there are several options to choose from:
The Divas ‘n Dukes MTB EXTRAVAGANZA
Two days of bliss –
Stage 1 on Saturday 20th August – 45km
Stage 2 on Sunday 21st August – 40km.
The Divas ‘n Dukes MTB ADVENTURE
Stage 1, Stage 2 or both stages – no need to have a team mate, you’re doing this one alone.
Divas ‘n Dukes will be hosted at The Thatch Café, located next to the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve in The Cradle of Humankind, so after the ride, you will be able to have something to eat and drink, relax on the deck and enjoy the afternoon with us.
When: Saturday 20th August & Sunday 21 August 2016
Where: The Thatch Café, 520 Kromdraai Road, The Cradle of Humankind.
Need directions? Go here for Google Maps.
07:30 for the 45km on Saturday 20 August
08:30 for the 40km on Sunday 21 August
ENTER TODAY! or get more info on the event website.
Ladies or Mixed Teams of two – for both days it’s R475 per team
Saturday or Sunday Solo – R195 for each stage
Entries Close at midnight on Sunday 7th August.
Entry pp R195 to 237
Cost Ladies or Mixed Teams of two – for both days it’s R475 per team Saturday or Sunday Solo – R195 for each stageEnter Now