Durban - As entries continue to stream in for the fifth edition of the Euro Steel Drak Descent in partnership with FNB, mountain bikers can look forward to some sweeping innovations to the popular two day, 84 kilometre, stage race from Restmount bridge at Early Mist Farm on 19 and 20 January 2019.
With an increase in entries the race’s reputation has spread around the country resulting in the organisers introducing a new shorter version that covers 43 kilometres over the two days. This truncated version has also attracting a big entry and has forced the race organisers to expand their logistics behind the event.
To cater for the bigger registration needs and to offer an attractive accommodation alternative, the race base has been shifted to Glencairn Farm on the Sani Pass road, the start of the fabled KAP sani2c and overnight for the joBerg2c stage races.
“Farmer Glen Haw and his family are so well geared up for looking after big numbers of riders with tented accommodation, showers and toilets that Glencairn is a great addition to the Euro Steel Drak Descent,” said race organiser Derek Christie.
“For a lot of riders who have never done a sani2c or a joBerg2c this will give them a chance to experience a world famous overnight stop and will really bring all the riders together,” he added.