Back2Back Mountain Bike Race - Nieu Bethesda

Date: 23rd April 2016 to 24th April 2016

Join us for 3 stages stretching over 160km in the valley of the Compassberg, the highest free standing mountain in South Africa. After a challenging first stage you will be welcomed by a few ice cold beers during the night stage at the Nieu-Bethesda brewery.

DATE: 23 & 24 April 2016
VENUE: Nieu Bethesda Tennis Club
FORMAT: 2 man team stage race. 3 stages in 2 days


22 April:

  • Arrive in Nieu Bethesda, supper at the Tennis club

23 April:

  • 6am Breakfast at Tennis Club
  • 7am Stage 1 / 95km around Kompasberg
  • 1pm Lunch at Tennis Club
  • 6pm Stage 2 / 11km in and around Nieu Bethesda and Pienaarsig
  • 8pm Supper at Tennis Club / Prize Giving

24 April:

  • 6am Breakfast at Tennis Club
  • Stage 3 / 50-60km TBC on neighbouring farms in the area
  • 12pm Lunch at Tennis Club / Prize Giving

We wanted a race focused on a magical little town in the Karoo and to give riders the opportunity to experience the amazing hospitality of the locals and breath taking landscape and game as they cycle around the tallest free standing mountain in the country, through some of the amazing game reserves in the area.  We believe we have a very nice mix of the above in the pot.

We also wanted to veer away from the sausage machine feel that so many races have developed lately where it is all about the money and very little attention is given to the actual experience, on and off the bike, so there is a limit to how many people can enter.

We spent many hours in the saddle, talking about this idea and how we want to make it different and unique



R1750/person, including entry, all meals, free camping space (bring own tents, bedding etc), bike lock up etc


R2500 per person. Including all the above but accommodation in a guesthouse or B&B in town (limited space available for this option)


Quote the code "NieuBethesda" to receive R100 discount when entering online at


Nieu Bethesda Tennis Club

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