Nomads Trial - Welgelegen - 23rd June 2019

The Nomads trial for June is on Jean Bonthuys' farm "Welgelegen" in Kuilsriver, on Sunday 23rd June.  We are preparing the venue for the Nationals in September and holding trials there allows us to clean up and bed down new sections.

Cleanup - Monday 17th June

Please come help clean and set sections for the trial on Monday 17th June from 8:30am.  Setting sections allows you to become familiar with section setting, the venue itself, and is good training and exercise. 

Bring bush clearing equipment and willing hands (gloves recommended). If you take the opportunity to do some practising, then payment to the farmer (now R100).

We will also be setting the sections for the trial for the following weekend.

Nomads Trial 23rd June 2019 - Welgelegen Farm Kuilsriver

The farm is family-friendly, with shade, grass and ablutions.  Bring your own refreshments/picnic.

Parents-willing we'll have an electric trial for youngsters, run as we did during the GVK Fun Trial. Please let us know before 17th June so that we can accommodate the electric sections.

For Beginners - what to expect:

  • Arrive around 9am, we have a riders' briefing just before 10am and start at 10am.
  • There are 8 sections (they are short), and we will ride 4 laps through them.  The beginners' line is called "clubman", and is set so that it is safe and does not require commitment.
  • The first lap is done together, because we all walk the section before riding it.  During the walk we explain the various lines and options, adjust obstacles if they are too difficult or dangerous, and plan our strategies.
  • At the end of each section is a sheet where you will enter your score.
  • You will need a helmet, gloves, pants and boots.  A t-shirt is fine, though elbow-guards and knee-guards if you have them are a good idea.  Some people wear body armour.
  • Read our FAQ.


  • R250 per adult, R150 per scholar.
  • Non-Nomads Members pay an extra R100.
  • You will be able to join Nomads at the venue.


From Stellenbosch side ride 2km on bottelary road.  Turn left at J.Bonthuys Welgelegen farm (small dirt road through vineyard). Continue to T junction, turn left. At barn turn left and about 150m further a staggered intersection turn right into an open area next to a forest.  This is the spot.

From Cape Town:

  • N1 and turn off at Kraaifontein.  Turn right to cross over the N1 at the top of the offramp.
  • Drive all the way straight through Kraaifontein and two circles until you reach Bottelary road.
  • Turn left and ride about 2km to a right-turn onto a gravel road to Klipheuwel.
  • Drive about 3km straight until you reach Welgelegen farm gate.
  • Turn left past the barn, 150m to a staggered intersection.  Turn right and stop.

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