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Fun family-friendly mountain bike enduro

Launch of Sky Trails in Plett promises to be loads of fun

A bio-diverse, eco-estate with specialist mountain bike trails right in the middle of Plett. Sounds too good to be true, but this dream project of Cape Summer Villas Boutique Collection has just become a reality.

To mark the official opening of the brand-new Sky Trails Plettenberg Bay, there will be a fun, family-friendly Sky XC Enduro 2021 event at Sky Villa Boutique Hotel on Barons View Estate in Plettenberg Bay early in December, perfectly timed for those travelling down for the December holidays.

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The dream to create a specialist ‘mountain biking hub’ in Plettenberg Bay led to the purchase of a 500-hectare property below the 5-star Sky Villa Boutique Hotel. To construct, manage and help grow the mountain biking and trails component of its masterplan, the  group teamed up with a local Trail Association, Trail Lynx, who are also the organisers of this, the first official event at the brand-new Sky Trails.

The Sky XC Enduro 2021 event – in an “Enduro” race format – is for all riders. In an Enduro, only the downhill segments of the route are timed – for this event there will be six timed stages and riders will wear a time-chip on their wrist, clocking in and out at the top and bottom of each run. The total ride is about 20km with 600m elevation. The fastest time over all six stages, is the winner. Entries in categories by age at registration (ID number required), and e-bikes are welcome.

“This is going to a great social affair and loads of fun as you won’t have to haul up the hills – rather take it slow – ride slow…even walk… chat to your mates about the last run, and the next. Do join us – come and play”, says Johan Vorster of Trail Lynx.

The deets …  it’s all taking place on Saturday 4 December from 8am to 3pm. Registration is at Sky Villa Boutique Hotel at 7am, where you’ll sign indemnity forms and collect time chips. At 8.30am, there’ll be a race briefing and ride-out to the stages  (traditionally riders pre-ride the trails a few times to prepare themselves, but as there are no dangerous features, the ride will be ‘blind’  – exactly what true enduro is all about). The prize-giving, lunch and fun festivities will be at around 11.30am.

There’s an entry fee of R250 per rider (online registrations only on https://www.quicket.co.za/events/154534-sky-xc-enduro-2021/?preview=t)

For more information or race queries regarding the Sky XC Enduro 2021 contact Trail Lynx on 082 889 6515.

Guests staying at the award-winning Sky Villa Boutique Hotel will be able to conveniently drop straight onto the trails from the hotel – either a Day Pass(R50) or an Annual Pass (R450) can be purchased for access to the trails.  Guests are also encouraged to download the mySOS,App  – an app with a built-in tracker that allows guests to alert the hotel to any medical emergencies.

Details: Sky Villa Boutique Hotel, Plettenberg Bay, 087 550 2967, [email protected], www.capesummervillas.co.za .

For more information or race queries regarding the Sky XC Enduro 2021 contact Trail Lynx on 082 889 6515.

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