The 2021 XTC (Extended Time Cyclists) route has been modified as follows:

  • Day Zero (D0)(3 Aug 21) participants ride 'Warm Up' 34.3k back track from Muhlambi BC (350m ASL) (See route 'XTC21 SPt D0 & D1') t0 SPt 2 in Save Riverbed (164m ASL) adjacent to Mwachumeni Safari Camp. All weather gravel road - possible wildlife encounters within Jamanda Concession - photoshoot at SPt 2 evening of 3 Aug - overnight camping facilities (hot showers, flush loos and electric light) on lawn at Mwachumeni Camp funded by Blue Cross - own meal arrangements.  

  • D1 (4 Aug 21) Drive to 'XTC21 SPt D0 & D1' at Muhlambi BC (350m ASL) and ride 82.8k to Musikavanhu Primary School BushCamp (447m ASL) - funded by Blue Cross (hot showers, hygienic pit latrines) - own meal arrangements - rough, all weather gravel road with several washaways - Back Up vehicles to negotiate 2 detours of 5.4k and 4.7k at 17 and 51.9k from start respectively. Please bring any unwanted sporting equipment or children's books to donate to Musikavanhu Primary School.

  • D2 (5 Aug 21) From Musikavanhu BushCamp (447m ASL) ride 59.8k to Fiddlers-on-the-Green (FOTG) (970m ASL) - rough and often very steep and stony road conditions throughout. Route includes iconic 'Sally's section through to top of legendary 'Barbara's. See Overnight Stops page and contact Fiddler's to book camping and meals.

  • D3 (6 Aug 21) From FOTG (970m ASL) ride 86.8k to Chimanimani (1515m ASL) - unsupported for first 7.2k - Back Up vehicles detour 10.6k via Chipinge Village - rough and broken road surfaces for first 33k, thereafter a mix of all weather gravel and tar - overnight in Chimanimani Village - own arrangements.

  • D4 (7 Aug 21)  From Chimanimani (1515m ASL) ride 86.8k to Whitewaters BushCamp (WWBC) (956m ASL) - some steep gradients on a mix of rough, stony and sometimes very dusty gravel, tar and dirt road surfaces -  includes legendary Tank Nek and Cashel Scenic Road - overnight at Blue Cross funded WWBC - facilities as for Musikavanhu BushCamp - own meal arrangements.

  • D5 (8 Aug 21) From WWBC (956m ASL) ride 71.5k to Uplift (1090m ASL) at Zimunya Township - Reasonable gravel, dirt and tar road surfaces throughout except for stony sections in last 8k. Includes Laurie's Ladder - 20.6k vehicle transfer to Mutare - own overnight arrangements - includes camping at Hillside Golf Club (HGC) (see Overnight Stops page).

  • D6 (9 Aug 21) From HGC, drive 53.8k to 'XTC21 D6 SPt 422k' (1250m ASL) and ride 75.1k on mix of rough, steep and stony gravel, tar and dirt to Nyangani Car Park Finish Line (2130m ASL) - includes 'The Bonda Bump' - coffee, tea, and bacon and egg or wors rolls are cooked on site by the SPCA team, but bring your own camp chairs & cooler box and enjoy the festive atmosphere - own overnight arrangements (See Overnight Stops page).

  • D7 (10 Aug 21) Summit Day dependent on prevailing Covid-19 situation. Details TBA by circular brief closer the time. 

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