How it Works
Take on Tygerberg Mountain Bike Clubs’ toughest climb, the aptly named Tyger’s Claw.
This segment above the Contermanskloof farm promises to make you bleed. Climbing 283 meters over just 2.23 kilometers means that you need to conquer an average gradient of nearly 13%!
The good news is you do not need to do it on you first try. You make as many attempts as you wish on this segment over the period of the challenge with each attempt earning you an entry into the lucky draw.
Quickest weighted time takes will take bragging rights as the King or Queen of TMTBC Toughest Climb!
Our weighted time calculation takes into account your age, max heart rate, weight and height to level the playing field. Read more about the calculation below.
Of course we will also award you the TMTBC Tyger’s Claw KOM badge for your digital showcase. All participants that complete the segment at least once will receive the TMTBC Tyger’s Claw badge. Both badges carry 30 Rewards. Simply log in to MTBRoutes.co.za, navigate to your profile and select the achievements tab to view your badges.
A variety of lucky draw prizes apply – details to follow.
Both a ladies and gents categories apply.
-> Strava Segment for the challenge: Tyger’s Claw
-> Heart Rate Monitors are compulsory.
-> NO E-bikes.
-> Competition starts on 25/03/2021 and ends 25/05/2021.
-> You can complete the challenge/segment as many times as you wish.
HOW TO ENTER
Step 1. Join the MTBR Community (https://mtbroutes.co.za/community-registration)
Step 2. Connect your Strava Account to MTBroutes.co.za (if you have not done so before).
Step 3. PREPARE :).
Step 4. Download the GPX file from MTBRoutes.co.za and make sure you understand where the segment starts and ends (a recce ride is advised).
Step 5. Head out to Contermanskloof and the give it horns!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If your results are not displayed, please check the following:
If all these boxes have been ticked, please send us a mail at email@example.com to investigate.
Where weighted time displays ‘Update Details’, please enter your personal details for our calculations to work.
To ensure cyclists and runners from all walks of life have a fair chance we apply the formula below to calculate a weighted time.
We take into account your effort through our HR Factor, your height and weight through our BMI Factor (this number is usually unkind to stocky people, but is to your advantage here ;)) and your actual time.
In short, actual time (in seconds) X BMI Factor X HR Factor = Weighted Time.
Questions? Mail Webmaster@MTBRoutes.co.za.