Registration takes place on Sunday 23 September 2018 at the Roma Trading Post Lodge. All riders will complete the registration process, which includes completing and submitting the Participant Waiver & Disclaimer forms. 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.
23 September 2018: 20:00 – 21:00
The race briefing is at the Roma Trading Post Lodge.
Attendance is compulsory, as vital information regarding the race, will be given.
Monday 24 September 2018
Roma Trading Post Lodge: 08:00am
Lumelang! It’s time to wake up.
Stuff your face!
Bag drop-off on a moving day
First riders arrive
Bike wash opens.
Take your bike for a service and
your body for a massage
Dinner and a Maluti.
Darol “Paincave” Howes’s
legendary race briefing.
Disclaimer: This is not a fixed schedule, and times may change on the day.
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.
The race is tough on your body. Daily 45-minute massages make a massive difference to your overall enjoyment and performance.
Total Maintenance and Massage = R4999
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 = R2650
Total Maintenance and Massage = R4999
Account Name: Christo Roos
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch Code: 055 534
Account No: 041 268 725
Ref: Surname + Name + LES SKY”
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.
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.)
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.
Get your hands on an X Fusion Manic dropper post for only R3500. Robbie Powell has made 5 x 30.9 and 5 x 31.6 mm posts available for this special offer. It includes remotes and cables. All are internal droppers and have 150mm travel.
Visit your Entry Ninja account and add the merch in the back end of your Lesotho Sky 2018 entry page. We’ll do the rest.
We spoke to Louis Bresler-Knipe, owner of Knipe Racing and former Lesotho Sky winner, about what the #1 mechanical priority should be for riders of Lesotho Sky. His answer: “Suspension.” Knowing what the Lesotho mountain will do to your shocks, he is offering a 30% discount on a shock service and setup.
Knipe Racing is based in Durbanville, Western Cape, RSA. Contact Knipe Racing at 072 267 6619 to book your service.
Padlock for bags and tent