MOUNTAIN BIKING (MTB)
Starting in front of “The Green Lantern Inn” Est. 1892, OVER THE EDGE AND BACK is a unique Mountain Bike Trail and now host’s a yearly event with the same name. It is not for the feint hearted, as cyclists go over the edge down a foot path into the fields below and then along tracks until arriving at the horse breeders homestead, you then turn left down the farm road and head on down to WYFORD farm which is the first water point on the annual race.
From WHYFORD you continue along farm road and go past WAG’N BIETGIE trout Estate follow the markers around past the irrigation fields then along foot paths across a little stream and slowly make your way back up the mountain on a farm track, at the top (another water point during the race). From there you continue along a railway service road over looking the farm which you have cycled through taking in the beautiful scenery.
Continue climbing back up the mountain crossing over the railway line as it enters into the first tunnel, continue on to the other service road then on up through the old original railway tunnel opened in 1891, and continue on up to the fuel line pump station. In front of the pump station we then go down a track under the railway line past a kraal turn left and then follow the arrows down the old ox wagon route which was used by the trekkers in the 19th century coming out at the bottom by WYFORD farm which was a stop over in those days for the wagons. There was a Blacksmiths Shop, Post Office and a Trading Store providing all the necessities for the long hall over the mountain.
From here is the long haul back up the farm road to the cattle path which runs alongside the highway. Continue along this track crossing through a tunnel under the highway and around windy corner on the old N3 highway back under the N3 highway and coming out on the home leg back to the finish at “The Green Lantern Inn”
Other annual race events include: 21kms spectacular route over easier terrain for the not so fit
Kiddies event : 10 kms
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