Author Archive | Esme Venter

Proposed budget and fees

Kindly note that the proposed budget and fees for 2016 are in the new buzz.  There is a spelling error. Any feedback or comments should be submitted to the committee by email ( before 7 December 2015.

Holiday permits


The Wannabees Cycling Club of Somerset West is providing a splendid holiday opportunity to visiting mountain bikers. The club is now offering an opportunity to join your friends and family on the club’s trails for the year-end holiday period at a much-reduced fee. Share in their glowing admiration of the incredible privilege of being able to meander amongst the vines situated at the foot of the majestic Helderberg Mountain. The club’s trails are mostly family friendly and there are more than 90kms of exploration opportunity, which should satisfy the exploration urge of most visiting mountain bikers. The club is offering a 3-month holiday permit, valid from November to January at a fantastic value of only R150 per person. Please contact the club’s secretary at:, to arrange your purchase.

Please do not ride the club’s trails without a valid permit. (The trails are marshalled). If you need a light, you shouldn’t be on the trail. No helmet, no ride. Stay on the trail, and obey all direction markers.

The club still offers their regular day permits @R40 per day per person which is available at local bicycle shops in the Helderberg basin during office hours, at Somerbosch Wine Estate 7 days a week from 09:00 – 16:30 and, 24/7 at the reception desk of the NH Lord Charles Hotel.
Let the fun begin…


Day permits available at NH Lord Charles

I have just received written confirmation from Lord Charles that permits would be available at their reception 24/7 as from tomorrow, Wednesday 21 Oct. They do not stock cable ties or string so please be sure to bring your own. Please do not park in their main parking area. You have to park at the top of the road to the left if you plan to cycle from there. A huge high five to the NH Lord Charles hotel!