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On Registration Day, all riders will complete the registration process, which includes completing and submitting the Participant Waiver & disclaimer forms. Before registration, review important race documents, including the Participant Waiver. During registration, you will receive your race package. Please check that all items are enclosed – you will sign receipt of this.
Riders must please remember to present some sort of photo identification document (driver’s license, passport or ID book) as proof of identity. Teams have to register together, and no late registrations will be allowed. If a team has not registered, they will not be allowed to start. All riders need to be in possession of a valid UCI CSA license, if not, a day license can be purchased at registration for R35.00 per day.
DATE: Thursday 7 February 2019 08:00 – 15:00
Race registration will take place at Kaleo Manor near Ceres. From Ceres take the R303 towards Prince Alfred’s Hamlet; over the Gydo pass and follow the Kaleo Manor direction boards from there. See Google map below.
DATE: 7 February 2019 14:00-14:14 (Stage 1) & 19:00-20:00 (Stages 2, 3 & 4)
The race briefing is at Kaleo Manor. Attendance is also compulsory, as vital information regarding the race, will be given.
DATE: 7-10 February 2019
RACE START: Stage 1 at Kaleo Manor, Thursday 15:00
Stages 2-4 at Kaleo Manor, Friday-Sunday 06:30
Stage 1: 3 hours from start
Stage 2: 11:00 at water point 2 & 15:30 at the finish
Stage 3: 12:00 at water point 3 & 15:30 at the finish
Stage 4: 14:00 at the finish
The race organizers will supply each rider with a comfortable mattress, but riders must supply their own sleeping bag and cover sheet. Please leave all valuables at home, the race organizers, and their partners, accept no responsibility for any lost or stolen goods.
What to bring for the race
A mobile phone, fully charged and programmed with the emergency numbers supplied at race registration. Our race office is fitted with a charging facility. Please feel free to come and charge your phone with us.
Bike repair tools
- Spare tubes
- Multi tool
- Replacement derailleur hanger
- Inflation device (Pump etc)
What will you need at the Race Village
Locks for your bag and tent
Sleeping bag and cover sheet
Sports Massage Package.
EPT Recovery is a professional team of highly qualified massage therapists that specializes in sport recovery. As your official partner in recovery at Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen, we encourage you to step up a gear for better performance and book your recovery massage TODAY. Together with EPT Recovery, you can take your ride to the next level where you will stand firm against the effects of fatigue.
We are excited to provide you with the following services to enhance your total experience at this world class South African event;
Please Note, only Race approved Service Providers are allowed.
Massaging and Stretching
Pre-event Massage and Stretching (15 minutes)
Recovery Massage and Stretching (30 minutes)
Strapping and Taping
Pre-event Strapping and Taping (Kinesio taping and EAB strapping
Foam Rolling Station
Foam rolling station (foam rollers and myofascial ball provided)
The Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen will supply full medical service at the race village and en-route. Trained medical personnel will also be on the route on quad bikes to handle any emergencies that might occur. More serious cases will be transferred to any of the local hospitals, where a more comprehensive service is available. Basic medical services are -free, but recurring injuries or treatment of pre-existing chronic conditions will be charged for. Please remember to carry the details of your medical insurance in case of hospitalization.
Please ensure that you bring your personal medication as prescribed by your physician. We are riding through areas with a high population of honey bees, so come prepared in this regard. Also ensure that you are carrying sun block with a minimum 20 SPF factor.
Whether you want to win the race or just survive the challenge, FitTrack has the training plan for you. Designed by professional coaches with years of experience, each training plan is tailored to your level of fitness and the time you have available to train. FitTrack training plans are designed to prepare and ‘peak’ you for your specific event!
Relax and enjoy the race! Let us take care of your bicycle!
There is no need to disassemble your bicycle with our unique “roll in roll out” system now available for transport from Pretoria and Johannesburg.
To book your bike, please visit:
JP van Zyl and Francois Esterhuizen are well known in cycling circles. Cycling is in their blood, so if you want to talk tech, they are your go-to guys. As the official bike technical service providers, they offer a very affordable maintenance option for the duration of the race and all bookings and payment can be done directly with them.
Rise and shine
First riders arrive
Race medical facility opens
Bike wash opens
Bike Park opens
Bike wash closes
Race medical facility closes
Bike park closes