TMTBC's Toughest Climb Challenge

25 March 2021 – 25 May 2021

How it Works

The Challenge?

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.

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Join the MTBR Community and start earning Rewards and Badges.

The Segment

20/03/2021 06:57

TMTBC: Tyger's Claw

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  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 2.33 km
  • Time 0 s
  • Speed 0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 154 m
  • Peak 431 m
  • Climb 287 m
  • Descent 13 m

RULES

-> Valid Day Permit (available at the Dairy Shed on Contermanskloof) or Membership.

-> 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!

TMBTCs' Toughest Climb Leaderboard

TMTBC'S TOUGHEST CLIMB

# ID Surname First Name Gender Date Actual Time Weighted Time
N/A 1928388 2021-04-17 16:10:46 00:19:06 Update Details
1 1099966 Isaacs Malcolm M 2021-04-17 08:19:15 00:13:40 00:09:00
2 1328699 2021-04-03 07:58:17 00:14:11 00:09:14
3 1157253 Veer Morn M 2021-04-03 07:58:20 00:15:47 00:09:24
4 1097924 Potton Michael M 2021-03-28 09:37:54 00:14:33 00:10:16
5 6773856 2021-03-29 10:19:09 00:16:29 00:10:18
6 6773856 2021-03-31 15:25:56 00:16:13 00:10:18
7 1130029 du Pisani Niel M 2021-03-30 07:21:32 00:17:18 00:10:41
8 1130029 du Pisani Niel M 2021-04-06 07:26:30 00:17:26 00:10:58
9 1471749 Oldfield Ashley M 2021-04-03 07:58:19 00:15:20 00:11:22
10 48251252 Veer Ryan M 2021-04-03 07:58:15 00:14:53 00:12:22
11 1408891 2021-04-10 10:21:10 00:24:44 00:15:18
12 1408891 2021-04-11 17:10:36 00:24:52 00:15:30
13 1099966 Isaacs Malcolm M 2021-03-28 16:56:19 00:20:11 00:16:09
14 8513649 2021-04-02 08:02:31 00:26:59 00:16:37
15 4392013 2021-04-02 08:02:31 00:26:26 00:17:49
16 1130029 du Pisani Niel M 2021-04-17 07:41:25 00:25:54 00:19:08
17 30118519 2021-04-11 08:19:30 00:34:28 00:20:09

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If your results are not displayed, please check the following:

  1. Personal Details Complete?
  2. Strava Connected (and no permissions removed)?

If all these boxes have been ticked, please send us a mail at [email protected] to investigate.

Where weighted time displays ‘Update Details’, please enter your personal details for our calculations to work.

RESULTS

To ensure cyclists and runners from all walks of life have a fair chance we apply the formula below to calculate a weighted time.

The Formula

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 [email protected].

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