Rider's Brief | #6 Wellington, 9 Sep 2023
Welcome to the King Price Trailseeker Series – the king of all things trail.
Where MTB riding is an addiction and seeking new trails is a passion. Here you will find all you need to know about your upcoming race!
PARKING OPEN FROM:
BATCH START FROM:
*Please note: Late entries are accepted on race day. However, a late entrant will be too late to receive priority seeding and cannot contend for a podium position. If you are a serious rider wishing to place well, please get your entry in by the Wednesday before the race.
Batch Start times
Famous for offering wholesome family fun, we have a trail for everyone! 10 km, 20 km, 40 km and 70 km – pick your ride…
Expect an easy and enjoyable jaunt around Bosman Vineyards on non-technical jeep track. Perfect for trying out mountain biking for the first time or riding with the kids.
This route offers an enjoyable mix of fun single and scenic jeep track sections, nothing too technical.
Experience a fantastic variety of single track, long climbs, punchy climbs and mid-range technical sections that make this route extremely fun but challenging with 1000 metres of elevation!
This route has it all: scenic trails, thrilling single track, and tough climbs requiring moderate technical ability. 1900 Metres of elevation will leave you challenged and satisfied at the end of your ride!
• SASeeding data will be used to batch riders.
• To be an Overall Podium Contender you have to start in the A batch of your respective distance.
• If you compete as an age category rider you can start in any batch. It means that you can win your age category even if you start in batch C for instance.
• There is no specific School XCM Series batch. School XCM Series riders will be seeded on merit alongside the regular Trailseeker riders.
• To better accommodate the School XCM Series riders, the top 25 male and top 10 female School Series riders in both the Fun Race and Half Marathon will be seeded in the respective A-Batches (A-Men and A-Ladies).
Specialized will man the tech zone at the start venue to assist with any issues that may pop up before your race starts.
finish vibe & Activations
- Vida e cafe will be there first thing in the morning for a fresh cup of coffee to get you going.
- You can look forward to toast your ride with an icy Devil’s Peak beer when you cross the finish line!
- Delicious food and drink vendors will be on-site – so come hungry.
- Newton will entertain you with some lekke music.
Medals & Apparel
The top 3 riders in each racing category will receive gold, silver and bronze medals and all other riders will receive a beautifully designed finishers medal.
Online purchases can be collected at the merch stall on race day.
Once you cross the finish line you will receive a whatsapp message with your race results. Please click on the link to lodge any queries. If your questions are not met don’t hesitate to pop us a message on our WhatsApp line. Well get back to you with an answer asap.
Have you downloaded the Pursuit app yet? The Pursuit app was designed to track and measure your performance in outdoor mass-participation sports events in South Africa. The peer-to-peer performance index – The Pursuit Index – shows you how you rank against other athletes in your sporting discipline.
Give it a shot by signing up today.
Schools xcm series
School Cycling SA (SCSA) has joined hands with the King price Trailseeker Series to introduce the School Cycling SA Introductory Cross Country Marathon (XCM) Series that forms part of the King Price Trailseeker Series.
School learners will be able to proudly represent their respective schools and earn valuable points for their school. At the end of the series, the top:
- Boys Team
- Girls Team
- Mixed Team and
- Overall School Team
for primary and high schools respectively will be announced.
We feel that this is an amazing platform to invest in our kids’ cycling abilities and boost the sport of cycling at school level. This is where our kids learn to race their bikes and handle themselves in sometimes unpredictable situations. We are proud of investing in the future of SA cycling.
Parents are, of course, welcome to join in but will not be allowed to interfere with the racing in any way.
Series Leaderboard 2023
With #6 Wellington being the Series Finale, we cannot wait to witness the ensuing battles for the Series win! 🍿💥
Here are the current rankings:
Philip Buys 12000
Herman Fourie 11275
Jan Withaar 11120
Samantha Sanders 11795
Sarah Hill 10991
Nicolette Griffioen 9778
Travis Rademan-Ludeke 11606
Beon van Staden 11028
Henro van der Walt 10982
Rachel Jane Green 11847
Bianca Botha 11133
Megan Boshoff 10886
Matthew Dickens 11850
Liam Espach 11733
Henko Lombard 11022
Bella Grobler 11453
Danika Lombard 10802
Hannah Lansdell 10454
Your three best results count towards your overall series standings.
It's not just all ride and no play
Bosman Family Vineyards have put together great offers for you!
Any customer who orders a minimum of 12 bottles of wine on the day will receive 10% discount and free delivery if they choose not to take the wine home.
• Adama Red (R195), Optenhorst Chenin Blanc (R380) & Nero (R320)
www.bosmanwines.com | Order online and enjoy 20% discount by using this code MTB20 plus free delivery for orders 12 bottles+. Offer expires 30/09/2023
One of the world’s most heat-tolerant and versatile cultivars, Chenin Blanc is South Africa’s signature white wine grape. This country has more Chenin vines planted than the rest of the world combined, and on the Bosman farm it is no different: more than half of our vineyards are Chenin Blanc and we’re proud of it because this cultivar loves our terroir, and we love Chenin!
Post a photo of you and yours enjoying either Bosman Generation 8 Chenin Blanc, our Adama White Organic Chenin blend, or the revered Optenhorst Old Vine Chenin and stand a chance to win a selection of our chenins (6 bottles).
Have a great ride out there!
And remember, if you’re breathing, you know you’re alive.
If you’re breathing hard, you know you are living!
The King Price Trailseeker Team