Day 7 - Glencarin Farm to MacKenzie club

We are now in Sappi and Clover country – as we move from one forest to the next and from one dairy farm to the next. The single track is fast and flowing and the fun is immense.

Distance: 82km
Ascent: 1221m
Descent: 1525m

Water Point 1 at 39km, run by Pevensey Place Association
Water Point 2 at 63km, run by Goxhill Primary

Wake up to the smell of Seattle Coffee and the fresh Underberg air. Day 7, by comparison to what you have ridden will be a rest day. It is the start of the last three days which most of you know is also the same route as the 3-day sani2c.

As you enter the Oak single-track, flying over the floating bridge and descending to water point 1 – you will know what fast, flowing single-track is about.

View climb at the 27km mark, ends after the curved floating bridge. We will have a prize for the most spectacular bomb into the dam for sure.

The Pevensey water point at the 39km is run by a group of really special people. They love serving riders coke and doughnuts. There is a good chance they may pour the coke on your head and eat the doughnuts before you get one, but they certainly remind us to not take anything too seriously.

Leaving water point 1 you will head through some plantations before entering the famous Xumeni Indigenous forest. This is home to the Cape Parrot. This special bird, if spotted, will make your day. They often call out to riders calling them names.

You exit the forests crossing over the railway line at Donnybrook and then you are in for a refreshing water point 2 hosted by Goxhill Primary before you tackle Bowman’s climb.

More single-track through plantations in New Wappo and Muffin Top and more fast dirt road before your final tester – Tiny’s climb into MacKenzie Club.

The folk at MacKenzie are seasoned pros, they have been doing this for years. Buzz Hauff and his crew will be waiting with great food and one or ten Clover vanilla milks. The collective effort between MacKenzie Club, Masanini School and the Moth Club always ensure a great race village with years of experience.