PROLOGUE: 14 OCT 2018

#PointPursuit

PIONEER TO THE PEOPLE

Start the day off right with a ride through big 5 country.

SMILES ALL ROUND

You’ve put in the hard work, now it’s time to show what you can do.

MAX EFFORT, MAX REWARD

You’ll be tempted by the views but this is an all-out sprint for seeding, so keep your focus.

CAT AND MOUSE

Chasing hard through unspoiled coastal fynbos. Could you ask for more?

Distance
15,2KM
Ascent
515M
Start
Milkwood Primary School, Mossel Bay
Finish
Milkwood Primary School, Mossel Bay

Prologue

Major route changes continue to deepen the allure of the Cape Pioneer Trek, with one of the biggest draw cards this year coming right at the start.

We had to bring this one back – too many requests could not be ignored. The prologue route is the most spectacular in all the years and similar to that of 2015 and 2016 with an added cliff hanging single-track that has never been seen before. The start at Milkwood primary school is followed by a knee-jerking climb to the St Blaise lighthouse and then the single track starts, all along the edge of the drop-off towards the sea, truly exhilarating.

 

The boardwalks and beachfronts of the Point area will be on the menu as well as a beautiful view of the Bay where Bartholomew Dias set foot in 1488, then known as the Bay of Saint Blaise.

 

The distance is 15 km with around 500 meters of total vertical ascent – just note that the majority of the ascent happens in the first 4 kilometres!

Prologue