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Wellington Ride Guide

Read the Weekend Warrior Wellington Ride Guide for everything you need to know and more.

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Why Wellington?

We are delighted to bring our exciting race to the picturesque town of Wellington, nestled in the heart of the captivating Cape Winelands and just a short 45-minute drive from Cape Town.

Prepare to embark on an extraordinary cycling adventure as you traverse the idyllic trails that wind their way through Wellington’s vineyards, fruit orchards, and olive groves. After an exhilarating ride, indulge in a delightful wine-tasting experience at the Mila in Doolhof cellar.

Experience the thrill of new additions to the legendary trails, designed By Pieter van Wyk from Wild Board Trails. Choose from our diverse range of routes, including 10 km, 20 km, and 40 km, spread across two action-packed days.

Make the most of your Weekend Warrior experience by camping in our comfortable Red Cherry Events tents, or utilizing our convenient onsite accommodation options, or bringing your own camping setup for an immersive two-day and one-night adventure.

Join us at Weekend Warrior, where adrenaline, natural beauty, and unforgettable memories await.


WHEN? 14 October 2023
WHERE? Doolhof Wine Estate, Wellington

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World-class trails

Ride some of the best trails in the cape, as well as experience some newly built sections, built specifically for the event.

Clean Ablutions

As part of the entry. All Weekend Passes will have access to showers and toilets to freshen up in.

A camping spot / your own 3-man tent.

Add a tent for R250 and enjoy 1 night of camping on the Doolhof Wine Farm. Or bring your own tent and set that up next to your vehicle in the grass car park. There is also accommodation available at Doolhof,
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Waterpoints for each route

Be sure to check out the route section to learn where exactly each water point will be, over the 2 stages of this family-styled stage race.

Top Class finishers medal

Remember your experience with a high quality finishers medal for all finishers

Chill Zone and beer garden

Relax and refresh after your race in the beer garden located just a stone’s throw from the finish.

E-Bike charging available

Join on an E-Bike and start ahead of the main race. With charging stations available in the Chill Zone, you will have plenty of time to recharge your batteries between stages.

Food options

You wont go hungry over the weekend as we have plenty of food options available, on sale, throughout the event.

Bronze Route

Day 1

A relatively flat day 1 promises to open the legs nicely for the bronze riders as some of them take on their first-ever stage race. Not much single track today as we want to keep everyone ready for more to come.

A trip around one of the many dams and its back to Doolhof for Wine Estate to round off a great stage 1.

Start time 12:32pm

Day 2

The day with all the single track and a saw tooth profile will see the bronze riders put their new-found skills to the test.

Leaving Doolhof Eine Estate in a clockwise direction, we tackle some of the Welvenpas that the Gold riders took on the day before. With your newfound skills get ready to tackle the switchbacks and descents that make the Wild Boar Trails so famous.

Once back at the finish line its time to relax as you are a Weekend Warrior!

Silver Route

Day 1

Heading out the farm in the same direction as the Gold riders on Day 1, it’s going to be a solid climb for the riders as they make their way up to the highest point. Stock up at the Dville waterpoint and make your way down the Wild Boar flow trails all the way into the finish line.

Start time 12:30 pm

Day 2

Heading out in a similar direction for Day 2 than you did on Day 1, this time taking on the lower foothills around the Welvenpas mountains. 

Enjoy some freshly cut trails that the Wild Boar team has been working on throughout the winter and get ready to cross the finish line in style!

Start time 8:00 am

Gold Route

Day 1

Heading out of Doolhof Wine Estate its a gravel road out of the estate before we head straight into the Wild Boar trails.

The climbing starts early and leads into the first waterpoint run-up by D’Ville Cycles. Sweeping trails take riders through the Bosmans Winery and past Welbedacht for the furthest end of the circuit.

Riders then begin the long climb home and stop over at the last Red Cherry Events Waterpoint along your journey. Fast-flowing single tracks then take you home to round off the opening day.
Start time 12:30 pm

Day 2

Heading out in the same direction as Day 1, we take on the left-hand side again towards Welbedacht. We then cross back over and venture towards Bainsklloof Pass and venture to the Welvenpas trails.

Some tough climbing towards the middle takes riders to the highest part of the event. Before a long run downhill and all the way back to the finish line at Doolhof Wine Farm.

Start time 8:00 am

Quick Links

Registration for the event will take place by the Red Cherry Events start-finish chute – once inside Doolhof, follow the directional signage for parking and registration.

SATURDAY 14 October

9:30-11:30       Registration for MTB, Weekend Pass & Day Riders
       12:30           Start for Gold riders
       12:35           Start for Silver riders
       12:40           Start for Bronze riders

SUNDAY 15 October

06:30 – 08:00      Registration for Day Riders
      08:00             Start for Gold riders
      08:05            Start for Silver riders
      08:10             Start for Bronze riders
      12:00             Prize Giving for all Categories

Starting times may vary slightly  – a programme guide will be made available before the event

Great news! We will be screening the Rugby World Cup Quarterfinal games on Saturday evening.

Alternative Accommodation 

For those seeking alternative lodging options near Doolhof Wine Estate, there is an abundance of accommodations available to cater to various preferences. Whether it’s a tranquil countryside retreat or a modern urban oasis, there is something for everyone in close proximity to Doolhof Wine Estate, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

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R100.00 late entry will be applied to all entry’s on the day.

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