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Race day is around the corner. So make sure you do lots of hill repeats, track stands, bunny hops, downhills and long rides. For any news, updates and advice, keep an eye on this page.

Registration takes place on Sunday 1 October 2017 at the Ramabanta Trading Post Lodge.  All riders will complete the registration process, which includes completing and submitting the Participant Waiver & disclaimer forms. Before registration, review important race documents, including the Participant Waiver. During registration, you will receive your race package and accommodation instructions.

Riders must please remember to present some sort of photo identification document (driver’s license, passport or ID book) as proof of identity. Teams have to register together. Provision will be made for the odd latecomer, because sometimes people lose track of time driving through the awesomeness that is Lesotho. If a team has not registered, they will not be allowed to start.

Only riders riding in the UCI Elite category need to bring their UCI licence.

Registration

REGISTRATION

1 October 2017: 16:00 – 18:00
Ramabanta Trading Post.

See Google Map.

Briefing

BRIEFING

1 October 2017: 20:00 – 21:00
The race briefing is at the Ramabanta Lodge.
Attendance is compulsory, as vital information regarding the race, will be given.

Race-Starts

RACE START

2-7  October 2017
Ramabanta Trading Post Lodge: 08:00am

flight

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION INFO

Download the PDF to view all the info about transportation and accommodation prior to the race

wake-up

05:00

Lumelang! It’s time to wake up.

breakfast-starts

06:00

Stuff your face!

breakfast-ends

07:30

Breakfast ends.

bag-drop

07:00

Bag drop-off on a moving day

race-starts

08:00

Race starts.

first-riders

10:30

First riders arrive

bike-wash

11:00

Bike wash opens.

lunch

12:00

Lunch starts.

bike-service

14:00

Take your bike for a service and

your body for a massage

winners

15:00

Race results.

supper

18:00

Dinner and a Maluti.

brief-darol

19:00

 Darol “Paincave” Howes’s

legendary race briefing.

Disclaimer: This is not a fixed schedule, and times may change on the day.

Bike-Maintenence

BIKE MAINTENANCE

This race is tough on your bike. Book your service with ENDURO PLANET. The official Lesotho Sky technical expertise and services crew.

Total Maintenance Only = R2500

Total Maintenance and Massage = R4500

Massage

MASSAGES

The race is tough on your body. Daily 45-minute massages make a massive difference to your overall enjoyment and performance. Book beforehand to get a better deal and avoid long queues.

Total Maintenance and Massage = R4500
Total Maintenance Only = R2500

Medical-Services

MEDICAL SERVICES

Your safety is our number 1 priority. On route and post race medical support provided by ER 24. If you have any medical condition that we need to know about, please contact us in advance.

BANKING DETAILS
Account Name: Christo Roos
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch Code: 055 534
Account No: 041 268 725
Ref: Surname + Name + LES SKY”

You can pay with Zapper or EFT. Click on the button to view Terms&Conditions and more info.

More Info

GPS

From the very first Lesotho Sky we have given the GPS route to our riders to use as reference. The route was always marked. This year however we are moving over to full GPS navigation. As such it is important that all riders know what is going on and have some sort of GPS device that works for them. You will require a GPS otherwise you will get lost. View the GPS Guide.

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LESOTHO PROOF TYRES

Lesotho is a rough place to ride and as such you should make sure your bike is in good condition. I recommend that a harder tyre is better and a tubeless setup a must. My favorite tyres for Lesotho are (in no particular order): Geax Saguaro, Continental Mountain King II, Continental X-King, Onza and purely for the bullet proof sidewalls the Maxxis Crossmark (although not the best for gnarly trails.)

GX Group Set

Upgrade your bike with this great deal by Enduro Planet. Christo Roos and his team will do the upgrade the day before the race or have it delivered to your door. You can contact him to arrange the purchase. chroos82728@hotmail.com

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MAXXIS TYRE AD

MAXXIS TYRES

For R999 you can get this solid Maxxis deal by Enduro Planet. Christo Roos and his team will do the upgrade the day before the race or have it delivered to your door. You can contact him to arrange the purchase. chroos82728@hotmail.com

DISCOUNT ON THE BEST SUSPENSION SERVICE EVER

Robbie Powell needs no introduction when it comes to all things MTB. Especially all things suspension related. Robbie is offering a 15% discount on parts for any Lesotho Sky rider that books a suspension service with him. You can courier your fork or shock to him and have it back on your bike within 24-48 hours.  Visit his website to make arrangements and mention our name. He’ll know what to do.

The Trailhead

THE TRAILHEAD’S AWESOME DEALS

The Trailhead is one of Johannesburg’s coolest bike shops. Co-owner Jason Geldenhuys rocked up at the 2016 Lesotho Sky with a pink Pyga and made the gnarly downhills look like cement sidewalks.  He offers the following awesome discounts to any Lesotho Sky rider.

  • 15% off any set of new tires from Maxxis, WTB and Onza to stop the flats before they stop you.
  • Free lower leg service with any Full Service to keep you rubber side down.
  • 15% off any KS dropper post to keep you low and stable when smashing those big Lesotho Sky descents.
  • 15% off any IXS helmet to protect your noggin’ when you wander off that GPS tiger line.

Their contact details are info@thetrailhead.co.za and 064 662 0609.

Bum-Cream

Bumcream

Passport

Passport

Padlock

Padlock

Headlamp

Headlamp

GPS

GPS

GoPro

GoPro

Flip-Flops

Flip Flops

Detergent

Detergent

Cozzie

Cozzie

Cellphone

Cellphone

Cap

Cap

Sun-Cream

Sunscreen