6-9 August 2017

Clover Lowveld Tour 2015

Event date: 6-9 August 2017
Start: Swadini, Limpopo
Start time: 08:00
Distance: Multi-stage race
Entry fees: R1 500 per entry

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Introduction

The Clover Way Better Tour from 6 to 9 August 2017 will take place in Swadini this year.   Traditionally the Tour took place around Graskop, Mpumalanga, but due to unsafe road conditions in that area, the event was moved to a different venue.  The new routes will provide safe roads and a completely new challenge to the loyal cyclists that part-take in the Clover Way Better Tour every year.  It will also offer new-comers the opportunity to explore new routes in a safe and controlled environment.
The main feature of this Tour is stage 2, when cyclists will face the route from Swadini towards Graskop, leading through the Abel Erasmus Pass and JG Strijdom Tunnel.  This landmark is the link between the game reserves of Limpopo and the spectacular Blyde River Canyon of Mpumalanga, giving cyclists the opportunity to travel on the actual route used by the gold rush pioneers in the late 1800's.  Be warned though, this route is not for the feint-hearted,

The warm water swimming pool at Swadini, a Forever Resort will welcome riders to relax in after a hard days' cycling; perfect for the cold winter.

Apart from the accommodation at Swadini and Blyde Canyon Forever Resorts, there are a number of guest houses in the area which will suit your accommodation requirements. All stages will start and finish at Swadini, a Forever Resort.

The following categories for participation will be available:

  • Elite, U/23 & Junior Men
  • Vets Men 30+, 40+ & 50+
  • Open category

 

Online entries Close:31 July 2017 at 23:00

Late entries will be accepted at Registration.

Number Collection, Registration & Prize Giving:

Registration and Late entries: Saturday 5 August 2017, From 18:00-20:00 at Swadini, a Forever Resort

Goody bags for all riders that enter and medals for all riders that complete the event.

Riders will be required to produce your valid CSA license or proof of provincial affiliation at registration or you will be required to purchase an event license at registration (R45).

For all current CSA Racing and Licensing Rules and Regulations please visit the CSA website 

Prize giving times will be indicated in the Tour Directory.   The results will be published within 48 hours on H&A Tours' website.

 

Time Schedule

Saturday 5 August 2017

17:00  - 20:00 Registration

Sunday 6 August 2017

09:00 Stage 1  Swadini - Hoedspruit - Swadini

Monday 7 August 2017

        09:00 Stage 2  Swadini - JG Strijdom Tunnel towards Graskop and Return

Tuesday 8 August 2017

        08:00 Stage 3.1 Individual Time Trial

        13:00 Stage 3.2 Criterium

Wednesday 9 August 2017

08:00 Stage 4 Swadini - Orpen Gate - Swadini

13:00 Prize giving at The Box

 

Download Directions to Swadini, a Forever Resort

Download stage details and route maps

Contact Swadini, a Forever Resort via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your accommodation.

Click here to be redirected to their website with contact information.

To view their special offer for all cyclist events, click below for the download link.  Please ensure that make specific mention in your booking request that you will be participating in the cycling event, to qualify for their amazing accommodation discount.

Accommodation offer

Clover  Graskop SPAR Africa Skills Graskop Hotel Harry's Pancakes Graskop Holiday Resort Canimambo RestauranteSwadini, a Forever Resort