THREE DAY AFRICAN ENDURO
Dates: 22 – 24 March 2019
Kingdom Enduro is a 3-day enduro stage race through the Kingdom of Lesotho. An independent country, located in the middle of South Africa consisting of nothing but mountains. Countless paths carved by the Basotho people and their animals have created a sheer endless network of trails. We have chosen some of the best and invite you to experience Africa’s most badass enduro event.
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Roma Trading Post Lodge
The base camp of Kingdom Enduro is Roma Trading Post Lodge, located in a beautiful sandstone valley and looking at 3000m peaks close by. We have dubbed this playground the #romarena due to it’s rich network of trails, for you to play and warm up on. This will be our base camp for the following days. There are a few beds available for early bookers (first paid, first serve), once they are full, we have tents & mattresses setup in our lush gardens.
The exact routes and race area will be announced closer to the race. Route director Réné Damseaux & his trail building team have prepared some amazing routes over the past months. There will be 3 to 5 stages per day, ranging from 3 – 16min. Riders are welcome to arrive early and play in the famous #romarena Lesotho’s terrain is rocky, steep, loose and very technical in places. To master the trails riders require good fitness and solid technical skills.
Note on Protection
The trails and terrain are rocky, loose, technical and steep, this being coupled with being in a highly remote area make protection highly recommended.
Knee guards, elbow guards and Full face helmets are highly recommended but not obligated.
HOW TO GET TO LESOTHO
Lesotho is very easily accessible via its only neighbour (South Africa). You can:
- Fly to Johannesburg (South Africa) and rent a car (6h drive to base camp)
- Fly straight to Lesotho’s capital city Maseru (only possible via Johannesburg) and we will pick you up from the airport.
- Arrive by car from South Africa and use one of the many border posts.
Cost, T’s & C’s
Entries to be opened soon- costs will be updated for 2020.
- Payments need to be completed within 3 months of registration.
- The date of the final payment will determine the value of the entry.
- Only fully paid entries will qualify for the return policy.
- Costs are in Great British Pounds as the holding company in in the UK
We have 40 beds in the lodge, they will be allocated according to first-enter first-paid basis
Camping: (You get a campsite + meals + event)
- Limited to 100 riders
- A full itinerary will be emailed out before 15th February 2018
- Travel Insurance is a must for all participants (international and local)
- Registration is transferable but not refundable
- Full payment is due 48hrs after registration
Due to popular demand we have offered spots in camping and self camping for spectators (we reserve the beds for racers)
Self Camping (You get an empty campsite + meals ) R1650
WHAT YOU GET WITH YOUR ENTRY PACKAGE:
- 4 nights accommodation, 3x meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- A professional timing crew to ensure you don’t lose those valuable seconds.
- The GPS route (liaisons) and Marked Stages.
- Safety vehicles including 4×4 medical support.
- A daily route briefing with pictures from the days riding.
- Professional photographers and film crew will be there to capture the moments. Various formats of the media crews work will be available to you after the race.
- An experience of a lifetime riding through villages (eagerly awaiting your arrival) Crazy rock formations,
knarlyrock gardens and goat paths under the watchful eye of the Maluti Mountains.
- Transfers to/from Maseru International Airport (MSU) to Roma Trading Post Lodge
NOT INCLUDED AND TO BE PAID IN CASH AT REGISTRATION AND/OR BEFORE/DURING THE RACE:
- Airport transfers to/from, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (JNB) or Bloemfontein (BFN)
- Transfers to/from the start of the event at Roma Trading Post Lodge for riders without their own vehicle
- Mechanical support packages
- Additional drinks at the race villages
- Alcoholic beverages at the race villages
19 March 2019: Practice Day 1*
20 March 2019: Practice Day 2*
21 March 2019: Practice Day 3*
Registration on arrival or anytime from reception on the 21st of March
Welcome presentation 20h00
22 March 2019: Race Day 1
23 March 2019: Race Day 2
24 March 2019: Race Day 3
- Accommodation for practice days is not included in the race package. Only the nights 21, 22, 23 and 24 March are included. Please book your place for practice directly with the lodge. email@example.com
- Trails will be open for practice on each practice day, riders are responsible for finding their own own way to and on the route. A GPS route will be available for download prior to your arrival in Roma. There are a number of other trails you can ride in and around the lodge area that will not be included in the race if you would like to come through even earlier.