It was a day of prime times on [mostly] hero dirt in Stellenbosch.
Last Sunday, Jonkershoek played host to a rescheduled round of the 2023 Western Cape Enduro Series. Inclement weather in April forced the organizers to push the event to late May, and the reward was a spectacularly chilly, dry and sunny day on bikes in some of the most majestic mountains the continent has. Here’s a photographic synopsis of the day.
The stages for this round of the Western Cape Enduro excluded the brutal Plumber Trail. Lite riders raced the Armageddon and Red Phoenix lines. The Full Enduro and eMTB riders completed the same two stages as the Lite riders, plus a timed run down Iron Monkey and the Downhill lines.
Enduro racing is unique in that some of the fastest gravity racers in the country will lineup alongside rookies. The spirit of Enduro is such that everyone shares their knowledge and expertise to guide the newbies along. It is this “we are all equal” vibe that is propelling the popularity of Enduro racing.
Click here for the full overall results. Chapeau to all involved.