Rainmaker RollerCoaster - 7 day South African gravel cycling adventure

Rainmaker RollerCoaster

5 - 11 October 2019

The world’s first 7-day Gravel Adventure

Race or ride it’s up to you!


2019 entries close 08:00 BST on Friday 20 September 2019 


Next year’s dates: 3 -9 October 2020

2020 registration opening soon, watch this space!


“It was an amazing gravel ride, and an excellent new event for the calendar. Exploring beautiful new landscapes with great company made me very happy.”
Christoph Sauser 

“Constantly stunning.”
Cyclist Magazine 

“Unique and spectacular.”
Cycling Plus 

“Must be one of my best weeks ever. Absolutely!”
Shelley Russell

Leonardo Thomas Cerutti

“A proper adventure.”
Francis Cade, YouTube Vlogger


The Rainmaker RollerCoaster is the world’s first seven-day point to point gravel stage race, taking place in the stunning Western Cape, South Africa.

This epic adventure gives participants the option to race in teams of two, or ride the 550km course from Swellendam to the coastal resort of Plettenberg Bay in small supported touring groups.

The event is open to mountain bikes as well, but the parcours will suit the speed of a gravel bike.

Entry starts from £845 including all meals and accommodation, with a discounted entry rate to South African based riders.  


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Choose how you ride

Contest for a leader's jersey or category award.


Enjoy the fully supported experience with less of an emphasis on racing.


Focus on completing the course in a fully supported environment.

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