What is Mountain Madalas?
“Madalas” is Zulu for “old man”. Well in our sport we don’t get older, we just get better and as we do we were faster and faster (or so we think).
Enduro World’s Mountain Madalas gives the “Mature” riders an opportunity to re-live their favourite memories, and to have some good clean fun with their families. The route will be approximately 40 km’s long, nothing extreme or too challenging – just a really fun and enjoyable ride in a beautiful place, with lots of friends and no pressure.
One lap will earn you a Bronze medal, 2 laps a Silver and 3 laps a Gold Madalas medal. It is an amazing route carefully planned to include really fun riding with just enough mildly technical stuff to give you a bit of a challenge and a whole lot of fun.
Note – a GPS is required (at least 1 per group) – for environmental and practical reasons we do not mark the route.
For the adventurous – there will even be one or two optional challenges along the route.
Too Young to be a Madala? New Rider?
No problem, you’re welcome to ride with us old codgers … as long as you can stand listening to the stories of how fast we were when we were your age. There will be a shorter, Novice route as well.
Where will this round of Mountain Madalas be held?
The 13th edition of Mountain Madalas will be held at the Mnweni Cultural Village, 32 km’s west of Bergville, KwaZulu Natal in the Central/ Northern Drakensberg.
License Required? No racing license is required for Mountain Madalas as it is not a race. Licensed riders are welcome though.
Directions to Venue
From Gauteng – Travel down the N3 past Harrismith. Go through the Tugela Toll Plaza near Ladysmith. Travel a further +/-13kms and take the Bergville Off-ramp (Exit 230). Turn right to Bergville.
From KZN – Travel up the N3 to 5 kms past the Estcourt Ultra City Petrol Stop. Take Exit 194 to Bergville and Colenso and go left to Bergville.
In Bergville turn west (right/ towards mountains) onto P288 and travel 7,7 km towards Woodstock Dam. Turn left and travel 7,2 km. Turn left onto P388 and travel 2,3 km. Turn right and travel 12 km to Mnweni Cultural Centre.
GPS co-ordinates S28 49.161 E29 06.125
R850 (R800 for EW Club Members)
2nd Family Member/s: R550 (R500 for EW Club Members)
(only applies to a spouse or child within the same family)
A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to a good cause in the area
First 200 registered receive a free T-Shirt (if registered before 6 February 2017).
Programme of Events
Friday 17th February 2017
12h00 – 18h30 Registration available for Earlybird Starters
13h30 Guided Ride starts
Saturday 18th February 2017
07h00 – 08h45 Registration
07h30 Riders Briefing 1 (for earlybirds)
08h00 Mountain Madalas Earlybird Start
09h00 Riders Briefing 2
09h15 Mountain Madalas Starts
Medals are awarded at the finish line
To make life easier for you, SURE TRAVEL SET has been appointed as our accommodation partner. They will take care of sorting your accommodation and it won’t cost you any extra.
Call 016 349-2661
Cell: 082 773-7902