To Hell and Back

CRANK IT UP (and WIN)!

Here goes, so listen up …

One lucky MTB ROUTES Subscriber will get a chance to take part in the SOLD-OUT 2020 Edition of the legendary #ToHellAndBack MTB Challenge in November. Check out our RACE MAGAZINE below or go to www.tohellandback.co.za for more info on SA’s ‘Original Stage Race’!

And that’s not all! Our good friends from WHY JEWELLERY have thrown in a R2 500 Gift Voucher as part of the prize … can this get any better?

Are you ready!?

TO HELL & BACK 2019 by Jacques Marais

The Challenge

Here's what you need to do...

  1. REGISTER for the #THAB Challenge (https://mtbroutes.co.za/competitions/register)
  2. CONNECT your Strava Account (https://mtbroutes.co.za/strava-connect)
  3. CLIMB like a Bat out of Hell!
  4. Earn BONUS POINTS by submitting a TRAIL REVIEW or NEW TRAIL here: https://mtbroutes.co.za/submit-trail-review/ – (available from Monday 12 October 2020).
  5. Visit the leaderboard to track your position.

Over a three-week period (from 9 October 2020 – 31 October 2020), we’ll award points for every meter you climb. Your points will be added together for all cycling activities over this period to calculate a total tally to determine your number of entries for the Lucky Draw. In short, we’ll take your actual total ascent over every MTB activity and divide that by 100. The sum of these points will then determine your category of entry. Makes sense?

Plus, you can earn 25 BONUS POINTS for every approved TRAIL REVIEW or NEW TRAIL UPLOAD submitted to the #MTBR web site!

Simply complete the relevant TRAIL DETAILS form at this link; once we’ve verified that your submission is complete we’ll award your 25 points. If it is an EXISTING TRAIL, you can still correct the content, add additional descriptions and information – or even send us Maps, .GPX Files or Photos – to earn your BONUS 25 POINTS!

Good luck and get CRANKING!

Rules

  1. Only outdoor rides – No virtual rides!
  2. Challenge starts at 00:00 on 9 October 2020 and end at 23:59 on Friday 30 October 2020.
  3. Climbing meters are rounded down.
  4. Trail Submissions may be either NEW TRAILS or extensive TRAIL REVIEWS of existing trails in need of updating.
  5. The decision of the Judging Panel is final.

Points System

Example Calculation:

Participant completes 7 800 meters in climbing over the three week period. Total climb / 100 = 78. Based on the table below, 78 points translates to 6 entries in the lucky draw.

NOTE: Maximum number of entries is 9, based on 12 100 meters of climbing (or more) over the three week period.

Points From Points To Entries Tier Start

(Climb)

Tier End

(Climb)

1 15 1 1 1 500
16 30 2 1 600 3 000
31 45 3 3 100 4 500
46 60 4 4 600 6 000
61 75 5 6 100 7 500
76 90 6 7 600 9 000
91 105 7 9 100 10 500
106 120 8 10 600 12 000
121+ 9 12 100

Leaderboard

Updates processed every two hours.

If you connected your Strava account after the start of the competition, but have activities  before that date that qualifies, let us know and we’ll import them.

Mail us at [email protected]

Overall

Overall ID Surname Name Distance Elevation Gain Time Ave Speed Points Entries
1 1738866 WHITE STONE CYCLES MURRAY CRAIB 727 11161 11:58:18 20.2 111 8
2 1928388 REDIVO TEAM RIDE ELLENY STEFANO 770 9499 09:08:59 23.2 94 7
3 6518613 DU PLESSIS JACQUES 400 7149 17:28:43 22.9 71 5
4 23806261 N EMLYN 305 4286 15:28:12 19.7 42 3
5 25423217 DE VILLIERS JUST FOR KIX JOHAN 232 4269 11:47:00 19.7 42 3
6 1173339 POVEY TARRYN 204 3471 15:15:55 13.3 34 3
7 1099966 ISAACS MALCOLM 611 3388 00:23:36 25 33 3
8 2944388 PRINSLOO JACO 228 3374 12:35:48 18.1 33 3
9 2787200 RYDER DIGBY 259 2819 13:49:51 18.7 28 2
10 4408627 PYPER ANDREAS 226 2455 12:56:39 17.5 24 2
11 25142229 VISSER CHARLES 124 1822 07:58:35 15.6 18 2
12 16326518 KORABIE DANSTON 97 1338 05:42:04 17 13 1
13 12330749 PHILLIPS LUKE 24 560 01:34:05 15.1 5 1
14 13110973 LISHMAN ROBERT 33 395 03:49:47 8.5 3 1
15 39827191 WILLIAMS KEVIN 16 293 02:42:55 5.8 2 1
16 41556917 KAROLIA MUHAMMAD 9 107 01:02:32 8.6 1 1