The organising committee of the Boland Gavel Monster are allowing a budget entry option for the Gravel Monster until 31 May, which will enable riders to enter at R650. The Gravel Monster takes place on 18 September at Welbedacht Estate Schalk Burger and Sons in Wellington. It’s a special gravel bike race over 150km and 2000m vertical ascent, traversing some of the most beautiful hybrid riding terrain in the Boland.

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“While the organisation is delighted with the uptake for the inaugural Boland Gravel Monster, and we would like to thank the mountain-bike and gravel racing community for their support, we are sensitive to the fact that financial challenges present a barrier to entry for a number of riders in the post Covid-19 climate,” says race organiser Wynand de Villiers.

“We would like to respond to the extraordinary financial constraints which prevail in the mountain-bike community in the Covid-19 aftermath to enable deserving riders to share in the weekend with us.

“We all have friends and family whose livelihoods have been impacted by financial losses as a result of Covid-19 and other societal factors which are out of their control, and who have had to place participation in many mountain-bike events on the backburner as a result,” says De Villiers.

Budget entries will be available until 31 May only. To secure your entry, head over here.

Budget entries exclude the Ryder Puncture Repair Kit and other race pack items which riders receive that enter at the full price. The event starts and finishes at the Welbedacht Estate Schalk Burger and Sons outside Wellington and includes the Bothmaskloof Pass in Riebeeck Kasteel in the first half and Bains Kloof Pass, 25km from the finish on the outskirts of Wellington.

The route is designed and managed by seasoned route director Pieter van Wyk and consists of 85km gravel and 65km tar.

The route presents a balanced mix of provincial and privately owned gravel roads, jeep track and quiet tarred roads. The event summits both the Bothmas Kloof and Bains Kloof Passes on tar, and they are followed by rewarding gravel descent trails.

The Boland Gravel Monster constitutes one of the most rewarding single day challenges on a gravel bike in South Africa.


Date: 18 September 2022

Distance: 150km

Elevation: 2000m

Terrain: 85km gravel | 65km tar

Route touchpoints: Wellington | Hermon | Riebeeck Kasteel | Riebeeck Wes | Gouda | Tulbagh | Bainskloof Pass

Start and finish: Welbedacht Schalk Burger and Sons Estate, Wellington

Entry Fee: R1050

Budget entry fee: R650

Race start: 06h30

Race cut-off: 16h30

4 Water points

Medals to all finishers

Timed by RaceTec

Enter at

For further information, email www.devilliersnationalcycling or phone 083 269 7659

For route info email or phone 082 857 3180

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