Steel Drak Descent Media Release
Bonus in store for Drak Descent riders
Underberg – Mountain biking enthusiasts who have managed to
secure a place in the Euro Steel Drak Descent in partnership
with FNB on 19 and 20 January, will receive an added bonus in
following the news that the course designers have made changes
to the early stages of the new second stage to incorporate a
descent loved by the Sani Spoors regulars.
With the second stage of the race now starting at Glencairn,
riders will pass through Petersfield Farm on farm roads and
cross into the uMzimkhulu valley on the new ‘SuperBowl’ section
of contour track.
After testing this section, race organisers decided to link the
SuperBowl to the top of the Jackal Joll section of single track
that has developed a strong following amongst regular users of
the Sani Spoors trails, as it offers thrilling sweeping descents
through the forest above the Bonsma’s dairy farm.
“We are thrilled to have linked in the Jackal Joll descent, as
this will become a real feature of Day Two,” said Derek
Christie. “It will involve a gradual climb over about one
kilometre from the end of the SuperBowl section to the top of
the hill, but it will be well worth it!”
After the flowing descent through the forest the route returns
to the Milk Run, another of the Sani Spoors single track trails
that was used in last year’s Drak Descent.
Christie confirmed that the new start at Glencairn, the
SuperBowl and the new routing to the top of Jackal Joll will add
more distance to the day, bring it to around 48 kilometres, but
added that the latter stages had been shortened and returned to
alongside the river.
“After Callaway bridge we will be using new single track that
keeps us close to the river instead of climbing away from the
river into the farmlands. That will rejoin the old single track
route at Greenend,” he confirmed.
“The team building the route are all avid mountain bikers. We
are informed on an ongoing basis by other riders, and often
these suggestions guide us in tweaking and improving the route,”
Entries to the Euro Steel Drak Descent are fully subscribed and
a waiting list has been started, while some riders have opted to
enter the shorter MTB Challenge MTB race that covers 25km and
18km on the first and second stages.
information can be found at
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taking part in the Euro Steel Drak Descent in partnership with
FNB can look forward to the sweeping single track descent on the
fabled Jackal Joll trail early on the second stage of the race.
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