Thursday, April 22, 2010



Event 1 of the 2010 Colour-Coded Log Series

SUNDAY 2nd MAY 2010


Date: Sunday 2nd May

Venue: Bosvark Adventure Park (formerly Protea 4x4) – Robert Broom Road, Krugersdorp

Times: Registration: 08h30 to 09h30

Starts (3-min intervals): 09h00 to 10h00

Courses close & Prize giving / Lucky draw: 12h00

Courses: Five different courses for varying physical and technical abilities will be available ranging

from a 2.5km course for novices and children to the longest course of approx 9 km (winning

time approx. 70-75 mins). A ‘string’ course for young children will also be on offer.

Map: Scale 1:10 000, 5m contour intervals drawn by Nicholas Mulder (ROC) in April 2009 for the

Gauteng Long Distance Champs.

Terrain: Protea Ridge is situated on top of a ridge, allowing for a mixture of gradients and vegetation

types, including mixed Protea bush and open grassland. The area is 4x4 vehicle terrain, with

numerous dirt tracks in the area.

Entry Fee: Seniors (21 +) R 60.00

Juniors (- 20) R 40.00

Emit Hire R 10.00

Entry fee includes cost of entry into the area.

Free Entry on String Course for young kids

Punching: The EMIT timing system will be used for all courses.

EMIT cards may be hired by those who do not have their own.

Catering: The venue (Bosvark 4x4) will be offering drinks / food for sale.

Directions: From Joburg:

From N1 (Western Bypass of Johannesburg), take the 14th Avenue offramp and turn onto

Hendrik Potgieter Road (M47), travelling in a NW direction towards Krugersdorp. After

passing Hillfox Power Centre, turn left into Jim Fouche Road (M86) and proceed over the

Constantia Ridge. Turn right into Christiaan De Wet Road and immediately first left into

Wilgeroord Road (M86). Continue along Wilgeroord, which will become Robert Broom

Road. The entrance to the the Bosvark Adventure Park (4x4 place) is on the right hand side

just after the Noordheuwel shopping centre.

From Pretoria:

Take the R28 to Krugersdorp. Continue straight across Hendrik Potgieter at the traffic lights

and go up the pass over the ridge. Take the offramp for Robert Broom Road. This will loop

back, so you will be turning right (east) onto Robert Broom. Continue along the road for

2.5km. Bosvark Adventure Park (4x4) will be on your left opposite the Total petrol station.

Contact: Planner: Nicholas Mulder (ROC) 082-898-7871

Controller: Liz Mulder (ROC)


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The annual Melville Koppies Cross Koppie hike will be on Saturday May 1st. Park opposite the entrance at Marks Park Sports Club in Judith Rd, Emmarentia. Then join Melville Koppies guides on a leisurely three hour hike over rocky ridges, through grasslands, wooded forests and a sparkling spruit. Starting time is 8am sharp. Cost is R20 per person and all donations are used for maintenance of the Koppies. Wear sturdy walking shoes, a hat, sun block and bring water and a snack in a back pack. This is not suitable for children under 10 and people with wonky joints. No dogs allowed on this hike.
Details or 011 482 4797.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Day ride: Saturday 27th March 2010

Dirtbikes, Quads and Side by sides all welcome!!

Near Cullinan, only 40 minutes from JHB International Airport…

Lots of riders have asked us to put this ride together again – so here goes…

We will mark the route (100 kay’s or so), arrive in the morning – we will have coffee and rusks ready to wake you up and get you going. We will work out the whole route for you to enjoy at your own pace – the farmers will once again open the lands to us.

Rocky sections, fast open plains, forested trails – it’s all there for you to enjoy.
Our team will be along to assist and take piccy’s. you can order a disc with all of the photo’s on the day.
When you get back, you can enjoy a lekker lunch – properly catered – not just a bun… and, if you feel like it, you can go and ride the routes all over again.
We will have marshals along to assist for the day and our Resolution Insurance medical team will be along for the day.
It’s going to be great fun, no long boring roads – but lots of tight, twisty sections for you to enjoy.
This is fun for the whole family – come and get muddy…

Adults R250.00 Kids under 12 R160.00

Our details:
Phone (011) 979-1363

Saturday, March 13, 2010



When: Sunday 25th April 2010 (over Freedom Day weekend)

Where: De Beers Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve (VLNR) in northern Limpopo Province.

Distance: 65km

With FREE MAPUNGUBWE FUN RIDE on Monday 26th April 2010 open to all riders, partners and their families – all you need is a bike!

Entry details can be found on our race website:

3 Provinces Battlefield Trophy 2010

For all the 4x4 fundi's, this sounds like a lot of fun.

23-27 April 2010

Looking for a weekend with a difference ?
Looking for a challenge with a difference ?
Then join us in Volksrust for the 3 Provinces Battlefield Trophy 2010

Be armed with a:

4x4 with low-range,
Driver with high-range
Navigator with no-range
A sense of adventure with long-range
Be prepared to do things out of the ordinary!

What is the big deal ?
Although a 4x4 is needed, don’t fear, this is not a 4x4 challenge, neither is it a time-trail or rally. It is something you haven’t done before.

During registration each team will receive a battle number under which they will operate for the duration of the event.

You will need all your navigational skills to follow a predetermined route. You will encounter 4x4 obstacles; you will visit battlefield sites and other interesting places which include a cave, an old railway tunnel and a museum.

Each day will take you along a different route and is expected to be around 120kms to 150kms of 4x4 track, private gravel road and public road.

Along the route there will be pit stops, where teams will have to complete fun and interesting tasks to earn points. These will include questionnaires, 4x4 skill tests, and other fun-filled challenges. For the more adventurous, the optional tasks might earn you bonus points (or at least entertainment for spectators!)

Teams’ skill (or lack thereof) and answers will be scored at each of the pit stops.

Ronel / Herman / Wouter
Tel: 017735 5286
Cell: 0827858002 / 0835941492
Fax: 0866576758

Off-Rhodes MTB Tour

Discover the Rhodes less travelled, on a fully supported 3 day mountain bike tour in the Eastern Cape highlands, from the 19th – 23rd March, organized by Active Escapes and Wild Mountain Adventures.

One can expect breathtaking passes, scenic farm tracks and thrilling descents amid sandstone batholiths, crystal clean streams and wild mountain territory.

This is as close as one gets to ‘Drakensberg Cycling’, with the luxury of daily vehicle support, comfy lodgings, experienced guides and sumptuous meals to look forward to. A paddle down the Kraai on our final day, provides a fitting end to this unique mountain bike tour.

With daily ride distances close on 50km the first two days, followed by a shorter third day, this tour is aimed at persons with previous MTB experience and a reasonable level of fitness, looking for a social experience in an exciting new environment

Introductory Special Tour Price of R2950/pp includes:
- 3 Days Guided Mountain Bike Tour (land access & route negotiation)
- Rafting Experience (incl. all rafting equipment & guide)
- 4 Nights Farm House Accommodation
- All Meals
- Professional Guide Services – 1 guide on trail, 1-2 on back-up logistics
- Daily Vehicle Back-up Support & Emergency Evacuation Support
For more information about this tour contact:
Sarah Drew – Active Escapes
Email: Tel: 033 2344367 / 084 2407277


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