The Matat2Pont is an annual event that was founded by Dean Riley. Riding from Matatiele to the Pont in Port Edward in 3 days. A lunch pack will be provided each day at breakfast. Each night there will be a cash bar available. There will be a bike wash available on day 1&2, approx. R50 a bike, bike cleaner will be supplied by Halls. Coffee bean will be there each night and morning. There will be a chat show in the evening and music. Each riding day is +- 130km. There will be a bakkie and trailer available to take fuel for solo riders to refuel points each day.
Day 1 – the ride begins in Matatiele where you ride through the mountainous region of the Eastern Cape and southern KZN to Kokstad, riders are to expect exceptional riding with some challenging sections.
Day 2 – This is an all new route. We will be going over the Ingeli mountain to Dekota hill where a plane crashed. Once we have gone over the hill we will be heading to the fuel stop.The fuel stop will be 34 km from Kokstad and will take the vehicles about 30min to get there. From there we will be going through some forests and following the edge of the forest for a while. We will then go into the forest before Harding. The first half of the ride will be slightly more technical than last year. The second half will be flowing with a few hill climbs and lots of river crossings. The ride will be shorter than last year. It will be approximately 90km.
Day 3 – the beginning is new, we entering into bongwana via welcomes pass as per normal, going up bens barbel, then the route changes inside bongwana, then we head to the fuel stop, which is the same as last year, then we head towards the Pont, via a different route out of the fuel stop, and when we hit the flats it’s the same, but about 10 km from the pass down to the Pont, there are a few changes.. about 40% new route
We are proud to have launched a local community project called S.H.O.E.S where we, together with the teams collect 2nd hand clothing and shoes for the underprivileged communities and distribute them on the route while promoting awareness for this charity.
The Pont, Port Edward