Lourensford Classic

is back!

The Lourensford Classic is back! After an absence of almost four years, one of the oldest and most iconic MTB Challenges in the Western Cape is back. Lourensford offers the most scenic and interesting trail combinations. It is ideally located between Helderberg and the Hottentots Holland mountains with views of False Bay and Stellenbosch mountains and vineyards.

Event Dates: 2 April 2022

E-Bikes: Allowed

Start times: Classic at 7h30, Max at 7h45, Short at 8h00


Early registration from 16h00 – 18h00 on 1 April at the Clay Pigeon Hub at Lourensford 

Late registration from 6h00 – 7h00 on 2 April at the start venue in Lourensford

Start & Finish venue: The parking area in Lourensford, opposite the Polo Field.

Three entry options are offered;

The Lourensford Classic, 54km with 1400m climbing; R650 per person;

The Lourensford Maxi, 33km with 750m climbing; R550 per person

The Lourensford Light, 15km and 270m climbing. R350 per person

All three entry options include a Hamburger, chips and cooldrink at the finish.

*Please ensure that you download and sign the indemnity form!


Due to the proximity of the mountains, Lourensford offers plenty of climbing and downhill options. Come and enjoy a wide variety of new single tracks. E-Bikes are allowed for all three entry options.

The Lourensford Classic is a proper MTB challenge. The route covers most of the higher gravel roads on the farm, with five long climbs and plenty of flowing single track downhills. You need to be fit and MTB skilled to take on the Classic. Average riding time is 4 hrs.

The Lourensford Maxi is a great ride, similar to a Houwhoek Tour stage. It has one steep climb up to the second contour road, but from there it's a nice blend of gravel, single tracks and contour roads. Average riding time is 3 hrs.

The Lourensford Light is a novice ride with no single tracks. Average riding time is 1.5 hrs.