White River is once again gearing up for the annual PPS Panorama Cycle Tour – more commonly known as the ‘Toughest Race on Tar’. Entering its 14th year, the tour is bigger and better than ever with competitors facing 320kms in total with a whopping 6400-metre climb through the formidable mountains of Mpumalanga. So, come one, come all to cheer on the competitors from 15 – 18 June 2019.
This epic race is more of a pas de deux than the typical cycle tour as it is taken on in teams of two. Fortunately, athletes are not required to complete the full distance in one day and the race is in fact split into 4 sections – Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, and Time Trials. Each of these Stages have their own separate routes full of new challenges, hair-raising descents, and spectacular scenery the area is so well known for. Take a look at what this year’s tracks look like here.
The Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre will be the hub of the event with Registration on the 14th of June 2019, briefings taking place at 18:00 every day as well as being the start and finish for each race. At each of the briefings, there are jerseys awarded to both the Stage Leaders and the Overall Race Leader at that point of the event so it’s all to play for all the time.
If this sounds like something you would consider doing, entries typically open in November of the year before and this year’s fees were R5700 per team which included the entry, giveaways, finisher mementoes, snacks for days 1-3 and a meal before Stage 4. If you’re worried about not having a partner, there’s no need to spin your wheel as the event has a list of ‘currently singles’ looking for their perfect pairing – have a look here. If you think you’re up to the challenge, we recommend going to the garage, dusting off your bike, and hitting the road now!
If you, or your top supporters, haven’t found the perfect spot to stay just yet then join us at Nut Grove Manor. Located around 8 minutes from Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, it is the ideal base for your race stay and perhaps some well-earned relaxation afterwards. To make a reservation, email email@example.com, call +27 76 697 4886 or book online.