April 28 @ 9:00 am - April 29 @ 9:00 amR500 - R1750
All the Recce Mission, Jammie and Light Duty events start at Fort Highland on the edge of the Eastern Escarpment near Dullstroom in Mpumalanga. All the events finish at Fort Mission at Dullstroom.
The Jammie events are support events on the Recce Mission routes. ‘Jammie’ is the terminology used for Special Forces support personnel that are not directly involved in a mission. The Light Duty events also support the Recce Mission events.
||200 km||4000 m|
|MTB Jammie||150 km||3000 m|
|MTB Light Duty
||40 km||1000 m|
|MTB Relay||55/60/85 km||1000/1400/1600 m|
Mountain bikers can participate in the Recce MTB Mission in three categories:
- ‘Heavy’ or solo
- ‘Small Team’ of 2 mountain bikers
- ‘Assault Team’ of 3 or 4 mountain bikers
Mountain bikers can participate in the Jammie and Light Duty events in solo format only, or as a relay team in the MTB Relay event.
|MTB Mission||Mountain bikers will cover more than 200 km on tar, district, railway service, forest and farm roads, as well as Jeep track and single track.
The total elevation gain is approximately 4000 meters with the minimum altitude at 1200 meters ASL and the highest point at 2332 meters ASL. The route comprises three legs.
The MTB Mission route has several cut-offs along the route. To complete the Recce MTB Mission, mountain bikers need to:
– Complete the physically and mentally tough Recce MTB Mission within the allocated time of 22 hours
– Pass through several Check Points (called CPs) along the routes
– Pass a number of strategic targets along the routes
MTB riders who do not make any of the time cut-offs have failed the mission. These MTB riders can continue as Jammies, or they will be extracted and Returned-to-Unit (RTU).
|MTB Relay||Mountain bikers will complete the Recce MTB Mission route in a relay team format with each member doing one leg of 55 – 85 km.
The MTB Relay route has two cut-offs along the route and mountain bikers have 24 hours to complete the relay.
|MTB Jammie||Mountain bikers will complete 150 km of the Recce MTB Mission route in solo format.
MTB Jammies have two time cut-offs and a section might have to be done in the dark.
|MTB Light Duty
||Mountain bikers will complete 40 km of the Recce MTB Mission route in solo format.
MTB Light Duties do not have any time cut-off and most riders should complete this leg during daytime.