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Great Kei Trek

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South Africa
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Entries open: 1 Mar 2018
Event dates:
30 Apr 2020 - 3 day event
± 3 weeks until event
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The Great Kei Trek, is a 3-day, 260km race/ ride that will be something new and exciting on the MTB calendar. The race is scheduled to start in Queenstown, also known as the “Rose Capital of South Africa” in the Eastern Cape, a town founded in 1853. This will definitely appeal to those who traditionally use the months of April or May for their “away-game”. So if you are tired of doing the “same old-same-old”, or are still stuck on a waiting list, and you are looking for something new, this is definitely something for you.

A 2-rider team race, fully catered for, with different tented accommodation options – read more later – and some new and exciting tracks, and of course some stunning Eastern Cape Hospitality – something that will get you wanting to do this ride. (Warning – the Eastern Cape okes, especially the farmers, know how to look after you)



Weather conditions

Season: Autumn

Route Information



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Stage details

Queenstown to Old Thomas River
Old Thomas River to Komga
Komga to Kei Mouth

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R5950 to

Facilities A professional team of qualified paramedics will be providing the first aid, search and rescue and paramedic services both on and off the course this year. Their base will be at the finish of each stage as well as on the route. They can be consulted if you have any medical problems on your return from each stage. There will be support vehicles and quad bikes on the stages to attend to any mishaps or accidents/injuries which may occur. You will have emergency contact numbers for this service pre-printed on your race number. Massage Facilities Sports massages by qualified therapists will be available at the end of the race on each day. Bookings can be made directly upon your return to the race village and fees are for your own account. Bike Wash Facility There will be a bike wash facility set up near the finish area after each stage. Please can you ensure that you tip the bike washers. Important Note For bike security it is recommended that riders wait for their bikes to be washed, and not leave them to be collected later. Riders are requested not to leave accessories of value on the bike while it is being washed i.e., computers, heart rate monitors, GPS receivers, pumps, saddlebags etc. Once your bike has been washed, it is to be placed in the Bike Park in the designated area.

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