+27-44-382-5153 info@knysnacycles.co.za

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2017 (DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE). We WILL be back in 2018 – look out for us !!!!!!

“In honor of the Knysna woodcutters, mountain bikers can enjoy the opportunity to ride through these areas and forest paths created more than 200 years ago” 

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Woodcutters MTB Challenge info :

Event Date : 27 December 2017, Wednesday

Registration opens from 5am. Race Starts from 7am(60km)
Venue : MTO Concordia Training Centre or check on Google Maps here


  • 60km Race (R230) – Starts at 7:00

  • 30km Fun Ride (R180) – Starts at 7:15

  • 10km Kiddies Race (R130) – Starts at 7:30

R20 surcharge for on-the-day entries

Race Registration & Late Entries

  • 26 December 2017 between 14:00 & 17:00 @ Knysna Cycle Works (8 Waterfront Park, Queen Str, Knysna) or click here for Google Maps

  • 27 December 2017, Wednesday from 05:00 at the Race Village – Late entries welcome but cash or SnapScan Only

Your entry will include the following

  • Ride some of the best single track & forest sections in South Africa, Emphasis on quality of MTB routes

  • Flow of cyclists (reducing congestion and safer cycling track)

  • First 50 entrants will receive a free T-Shirt, R100 if you want a T-Shirt thereafter

  • Medals to all finishers

  • Well stocked nutrition point with plenty of water, Coke, Jelly Babies, Baby Potatoes, Bananas & Bar-One’s.

  • Category prizes over R20,000 to be won

  • SA Seeding Event & CSA Sanctioned

  • Awesome spot prizes prizes to be won provided by our sponsors

  • Live entertainment

  • Waterpoints every 15km

  • Well marked routes

  • Medical staff en route

  • A great outdoor event for the whole family

  • Ablution facilities

Short Route Description
Each distance is a full circular loop (no laps) on mostly single track, jeep track and forest paths


Every 15km you will find a well stocked nutrition point with Key 360 Nutrition, Water, Coke, Jelly Babies, Baby Potatoes, Bananas & Bar-One’s. There will be 2 water points on the 60km route, 1 water point on the half way mark of the 30km route and no water point on the 10km route, however we will have something sweet for the youth riders at the finish. We always advise riders to also carry water with them.

Food & Drinks

The locals will have food stalls, craft beer stands and a great vibe can also be enjoyed afterwards so bring the whole family.

Products on display and for sale

Our sponsors and partners will have stands at the event where riders, family and friends can view and buy all the latest sport products.

Entries close

  • Line Entries: 15 minutes before each distance starts

  • Online Entries: 26 December 2017, Tuesday @ Midnight

  • EFT Entries: 25 December 2017, Monday – Please send POP to


Timing will be done by BoutTime. Real-Time electronic result boards will be at the finish for each distance indicating the top 10 men, women and latest finishers with their overall and gender positions, pace and bouttimefinishing time. Riders will receive a SMS with their individual results directly after they’ve finished and the results will be uploaded to the website(www.bouttime.co.za) as the riders comes in. No more waiting days for your results to reflect.

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