Fort Klapperkop (Normal way out)
This Sunday we tackle Fort Klapperkop. The short and long ride will follow the Allendale route via Grand Central Airport to Rooihuiskraal Garage. (We travel along Allendale and the old Pretoria/ JHB road). At the Garage, the long ride and short ride will split.
Long ride :
The long ride will continue on the old Pta/ Jhb road up to the turn off to Lyttleton after the bridge near the Zwartkops Golf Course. From there the long ride follows the road past the Waterkloof Air force base and onto the end of the R21. We turn off the R21 to Fort Klapperkop from where we follow Rigel Avenue back via Rietvlei dam and onto the Irene Cafe. From here we follow the normal route home via the Pomona and Kempton Park. The long ride will be approximately 105km and take around 4hr-4.5hr with all the stops. Please note the time and distance and prepare accordingly!
The short ride will turn right at the robot just before the Zwartkops Golf course (Note – not the normal Irene turn-off as that road has become dangerous). The road then crosses the Highway and Gautrain rail after which we turn left at the first robot. From this point continue straight to the T junction (At the rail track) with Lyttleton road and turn right to Irene Cafe. From there the normal return route via the Pomona is followed. This route is around 80km and will take approximately 3.5 -4hr with stops.