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6 – 9 FEBRUARY 2025



DATE:    Thursday, 6 February 2025
TIME:     10:00 – 14:30
PLACE:  Kaleo Manor
From Ceres take the R303 towards Prince Alfred’s Hamlet; over the Gydo pass and follow the Kaleo Manor direction signs from there. See Google map below.



Pre-race briefing
DATE:    Thursday, 6 February 2025
TIME:     14:45
Stage 2, 3 and 4
TIME:     19:00 – 20:00
PLACE:  Kaleo Manor

Race Starts

Stage 1
DATE:    Thursday, 6 February 2025
TIME:     15:00
PLACE:  Kaleo Manor
Stage 2, 3 and 4
TIME:     06:30
PLACE:  Kaleo Manor

Race cut-offs

Stage 1: 3 hours from start
Stage 2: From your start time, 4.5 hours at water point 2 & 8.5 hours at the finish.
Stage 3: From your start time, 6 hours at water point 3 & 9 hours at the finish.
Stage 4: From your start time, 6 hours at the finish.

Race timing starts when the first rider/team of the respective batch passes through the official start line/gantry.

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 or CSA license, if not, a day license can be purchased at registration for R50.00 per day.

Daily Routine


Rise and shine


Breakfast starts


Breakfast finishes


Race starts


First riders arrive


Race medical facility opens


Bike wash opens


Bike Park opens


Lunch starts


Lunch finishes


Bike wash closes


Race medical facility closes


Race results


Dinner starts


Prize giving


Bike park closes


Dinner finishes


Lights out

What will you need at the Race Village



Casual cloting


Lip ice




Personal medication

Locks for your bag and tent


Slip Slops


Sleeping bag and cover sheet

Mosquito repellent



Laundry bag

Swim wear

Chamois cream


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)

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 Medical Scheme 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.

Please contact Francois Retief on 082 456 0221 or send an email to

30 minute option: Click Here
60 minute option: Click Here

Training Program

This training program is aimed at riders who want to embark on more focused training in the last ± 3 – 4 months before an event. It is an indication of the estimated effort of training required to finish the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen comfortably. It was set up by UCI Level 3 Cycling Coach, and double Olympian, Erica Green, who has more than 20 yrs experience preparing riders of all abilities for other ultra events.



The Momentum Medical Scheme 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.

Car Rental

Unleash Your Tankwa Trek Adventure with Avis!

Avis brings Dryland members exclusive discounts on car rentals, making your journey even more enticing.

Follow the LINK to book your car rental with Avis.

Bike maintenance

JP van Zyl is well known in cycling circles. Cycling is in his blood, so if you want to talk tech, he is your go-to guy. As the official bike technical service provider, he offers a very affordable maintenance option for the duration of the race and all bookings and payment can be done directly with him.

JP van Zyl –
Please note only race approved service providers are allowed

Bike Transport

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:

Echelon Bike Transport service is a bicycle logistics business
located in Gauteng.
Echelon offers seamless, convenient and personage
transportation service for bicycles.

To book your bike, please visit:

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