To The  Pot

To The Pot is a three day cycling adventure that combines two days across the Overberg from Stellenbosch to Swellendam, before you choose and conquer your preferred distance at the Chas Everitt Around the Pot on Saturday 20 July 2019. 

THE ROUTE

The route from Stellenbosch to Swellendam covers 217km in two days and consists of a combination of gravel and tar roads. We do try to keep the tar roads to a minimum, you will however experience some traffic, but during the weekdays it should not be overwhelming and we will further secure these tar roads as best we can with support vehicles.

There are no single-track on the route and the gravel roads in general are in good condition, there is however some rough patches to add to the adventure and if your skill level is up to scratch, a gravel bike will fit the bill perfectly, you can however use which ever bike you prefer to enjoy the adventure with us!

TO THE POT 2019 SCHEDULE

A rough idea of what the daily schedule will have in store for you

Day 1 | 18 July

Distance | 107km

Climbing | 1300m

07:00 Meet at Ride In Café | Collect Goody bag | Grab a caffeine fix | Get to know the group | Leave your vehicle at Ride In Café if needed.

08:30 Start from Ride In Cafe to Greyton.

10:00* After 38km at The Hoek in Franschhoek – Coffee & Beskuit.

12:00* After 70km in the middle of nowhere - Water, snack & scenic stop.

15:00* Arrive in Greyton and meet at Old Potters In for Beer and Lunch.

15:00 Bikewash at accommodation.

18:00* Meet at Old Posthouse for dinner.

Day 2 | 19 July

Distance | 109km

Climbing | 950m

07:00 Breakfast

08:00 Meet outside guest house

08:15 Start riding from Greyton

10:00* After 40km meet at Oumeul in Riviersonderend - Coffee & Pie

12:00* After 70km in the middle of nowhere - Water, snack & scenic stop.

15:00* Arrive in Swellendam at Old Gaol for lunch

15:00 Bikewash at accommodation

18:00* Meet at Gaol Jail for dinner

Event Day! | 20 July

Distance | 100/50/25 Miles

Click here for Around The Pot website

06:00 Breakfast at accommodation

07:00 Race start.

Follow the Race briefing and Race information as per Event

Meet us at the Canyon gazebo for a beer and roosterkoek

*Late checkout will be arranged

*Lunch & Dinner is not included

Scenes you can expect on day 1

Stellenbosch - Greyton | 107km

Scenes you can expect on day 2

Greyton - Swellendam | 109km

SO, HOW MUCH IS IT AND WHAT'S INCLUDED?

R7000 – per person

You get:

Two days of Adventure to Swellendam

Your Around The Pot entry included

Two nights’ accommodation (Greyton and Swellendam)

Breakfast: Friday and Saturday

Lunch: Thursday and Friday

Dinner: Thursday and Friday

Wine tasting: Thursday and Friday

Snack Stop: Thursday, Friday and Saturday

And a Leeuw Merino base layer

WILL I SURVIVE?

“If you are a complete beginner, this route could be tougher that you think, but in general there is nothing complicated and the gravel roads on average are smooth and perfect for your gravel bike. If you are capable of doing the CT Cycle Tour in 4-hours, you will probably need 5-hours of riding to complete these 2 days of riding ~ Erik Kleinhans

HOW DO I GET HOME?

Friends, Family, Cycling... pick your own adventure!

Or if you do need a shuttle service back to Ride In Café, there will be an additional charge of R700 and have to be arranged in advance. Departure time on Saturday will be confirmed. Please indicate your requirement for this service at the entry portal.

BIKE RENTAL

If you are interested in renting a bicycle for the week, please indicate through the entry portal. Bike rentals are limited and costs are R600 per day.

HOW DO I ENTER?

It's very simple.

Just download the form by clicking below.

Complete it and email it back to us.

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