109 km ROUTE UPDATE – Modified 115 km route for roadies!

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109 km ROUTE UPDATE – Modified 115 km route for roadies!

This year our 109 km road race event has had to be slightly modified due to conditions on the Barrington Road. The race route is now as follows: Knysna – Sedgefield – Kleinkranz and then back to Knysna via Sedgefield and Karatara. The new distance is 115 km:

115 km New Route Overview:

  • Start in Knysna and ride along the Knysna Lagoon road
  • Climb Kytersnek (150 m assent) and descend into Gouna Valley
  • Proceed through Sedgefield past Swartvlei
  • Turnaround at KleinKranz +- 40 km from Knysna
  • Ride East back through Sedgefield +- 50 km
  • Turn North opposite the scenic Groenvlei Lake +- 60 km
  • Steady climb past plantation (250 m assent) and forest to turnaround just before the historic town of Karatara +- 82 km
  • Return to the N2 at Groenvlei +- 95 km
  • Climb the Kytersnek (heartbreak hill 150 m assent) final 2 km climb +- 104 km
  • Cruise East along the beautiful Knysna Lagoon road to the Knysna Finish
  • Total distance +- 115 km

The route does have some dangerous sections. Strong safety control measures will be imposed at these points.