Rules & Indemnity

“You are remembered for the rules you break.”
Douglas MacArthur

Rules :


  • If you ride on the Wine Lands Cycling Club, MTO, Winelands Trails and STF trail network, you agree to the following rules:

  • Allow and comply with communications issued by the club to its members by means of email or the Telegram Bot.

  • Helmets are compulsory for all cyclists and must be always worn whilst on the trail network.

  • You are obliged to strictly adhere to all the traffic rules.

  • To abide by the rules of the group leader of the day.

  • A valid Wine Lands Cycling Club MTB membership board ( Regional or Local) is to be displayed on the front of your bike and this needs to be always visible and a valid Wine Lands Trail running arm band to be worn on all trial running trials.

  • Stick to the demarcated trails and directions as officially laid out.

  • Not ride with or bring any visitors onto the trail network without a valid Wine Lands Cycling Club Day permit being purchased in advance of entering the trail network.

  • I am obliged to strictly adhere to all the applicable rules and directives of the owners and organisers of a Club Event or trails, including all appointees assisting the organisers in respect of the Club Event or trails. This means that I am also obliged to comply with instructions of route marshals, or committee members at events and/ or on trails/ MTB Routes.



  • To ride, use, join and/or take part in any Wine Lands Cycling Club, MTO, Winelands Trails and STF trail network and activities you unconditionally accept and agree to bind yourself and/or any minor children or dependents, on whose behalf you are joining to the terms and conditions set out hereunder.

  • I acknowledge the risks and hazards, which exist in the participation of all cycling (MTB and road) and trail running activities on the trail network.

  • I am using the trial network and participating in all Club Events entirely at my own risk.

  • I accept and agree that I, my estate, dependent(s) and those whom I represent shall not have any claim of whatsoever nature or kind against the Wine Lands Cycling Club, the Club Committee Members, Club Marshals, Land Owners, Land Occupantsor any of their employees or representatives, ( hereinafter referred to as “entities”)of any cost, loss, damage, injury, disability or death (including but not limited to loss of income or maintenance ) which may be incurred or suffered by myself, my estate and/or my dependent (s) arising directly or indirectly from my participation in the Club Event or use of the trails network, any of the activities associated therewith or incidental thereto, use of facilities and/or amenities or by reason of defective material or equipment or by way of any human or mechanical error, default or failure or from any other cause whatsoever except upon proof that such cost, loss, damage, injury, disability or death was due to the gross negligence of entities in which event entities potential liability shall be limited to any claim which falls within the ambit of entities’ insurance policies and only to the extent that such claim is covered and settled by entities’insurer(s); and

  • I agree to indemnify and keep the entities indemnified from and against all and any such claim(s) not covered or settled by entities’ insurer(s).

Trail use information

Schematic metro-map style diagram of the Wine Lands Cycling Club's  trails, west of the R44


The schematic map below provides an overview of the layout of the club’s trails to the west of the R44. (The provincial route between Somerset West and Stellenbosch). The red route consists off all the trails linking the club’s two main trail heads, located at Somerbosch Winery and Waterstone Shopping Center. The Wine Lands Cycling Club's red route  is not a single trail, but has a number of interesting tributaries taking riders to either of the two trail heads. Other trail colours (i.e. yellow, purple etc) denotes loops off and back to the main red route.