02 Feb 2014 Cycle Tour MTB entries are selling out fast
Just 10 days after entries for the 2014 Cape Argus Pick n Pay MTB Challenge opened, two thirds have already been snapped up, leaving only 1 000 entries still available for the four mountain biking routes.
The Cape Argus Pick n Pay MTB Challenge takes place over the first weekend in March and this year has moved to Le Bonheur Wine Estate in The Greater Simonsberg Conservancy in Stellenbosch. The new routes, developed by well-known trail enthusiast, Meurant Botha, have fuelled the surge in this year’s entries.
The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, organisers of the annual event, has urged cyclists interested in taking part to enter right away as entries are expected to close by early next week. “With only one third of the available entries remaining, the change of venue this year has certainly injected a new energy and excitement into this event and newly cut routes are sure to deliver a better overall riding experience for all participants,” says David Bellairs, a Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust.
The Cape Argus Pick n Pay MTB Challenge has also joined the list of qualifying events for the 2014 Rainbow Challenge. This allows MTB Challenge riders to secure their qualification to compete for world champs status in their age groups on the day before the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships at the Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg.
Saturday, 01 March offers two shorter distances of 14km and 22km, while Sunday, 02 March is the day where cyclists will really put their skills to the test in either the 38km or 55km routes.
The 14km and 22km routes are both limited to 1 000 riders and at present only 450 entries remain for these two routes. The longer 38km and 55km routes are limited to 2 000 cyclists and currently only 550 entries are still available.
How to enter
To ease your entry process, ensure that you have the following information available:
- Your ID or passport
- A valid credit card
- Your medical aid details and membership number
- An emergency contact number
Then proceed to www.mtbchallenge.co.za and follow the easy instructions.
Keep informed of developments of the Cape Argus Pick n Pay MTB Challenge by joining their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/themtbchallenge or by following them on Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheMTBChallenge.