There is no better way to celebrate the onset of spring than getting on a mountain bike and enjoying what nature has to offer.
That is exactly what participants in this year’s annual EH Hassim Lentetrap Mountain Bike Challenge will do at Polokwane Game Reserve on 29 August.
While mountain biking increasingly draws corporate sponsorship as businesses recognise its value as recreational sport, Polokwane residents have also not been slow to get involved in the code.
Polokwane through its own annual cycling race and initiatives to provide infrastructure that accommodates cyclists is a leader in this regard.
The Lentetrap is a day for the entire family right from tiny tots on pink bikes with tassels streaming from their handlebars up to the serious mountain bikers who need to compete against the best in Limpopo and earn their provincial colours.
The day will start at 08:00 with a 70 km and 36 km race for the more advanced riders while a 17 km race is perfect for amateurs. Young riders can take each other on in the kiddie’s race. Entry fees are R160, R120, R50 and R30 respectively.
Amarillo Spur at Mall of the North is the main sponsor of the kiddie’s race while Panarottis also from Mall of the North will provide an entertainment area for youngsters.
Last year all proceeds were donated to Cansa while this year’s funds will go to Ride4Rhinos, an organisation focussed on the conservation of rhinos, especially in the Weenen Game Reserve.
Riders must wear helmets or be excluded from the race. E-mail entries can be done at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact Ronel Delport: 084 515 7739 or Roy Kirkpatrick: 082 443 7807 or kiddies race organiser, Annelize Ziehl-Owens: 083 261 9921.