If you have spent any time on our Instagram channel this week you would probably have picked up that there is an Enduro Western Cape event happening this weekend!
Photo: Ewald Sadie
This will be the first formal Enduro event of the year in the Cape and riders are chomping at the bit! The event will be hosted at the Contermanskloof MTB trails just outside of Durbanville. Over 200 riders have entered the event which will be something of a season opener / closer all in one!
Rob Starke, Johann Potgieter, Dane Olsen, Henlu Starke, Adi van der Merwe and others will be gunning hard for the top step! There seems to be some good competition forming in the e-Bike category as well with Matthew Lombardi, Niko Velasco, Theo Erlangsen, and Duran van Eeden all riding on electrified bikes. Who will take home the honours? We'll have to wait and see!
The Full Enduro route will feature 5 stages over 25km of riding. The stages that Rob Starke has prepared feature a mix of the classic bike park banked corners and rock gardens but with a healthy mix of fresh cut grass sections that willl test the riders' cornering ability. The course previews are up online, you can view them at the bottom of this post.
We are certainly itching to get in on the racing action and see who has kept the speed over the rather peculiar season that we haven't really had. Make sure you check out our Instagram page over the weekend to see what's going on at the race. We will be broadcasting some live action on our stories so check it out!
If you are looking to get involved in the race, there are late entries available here.
Have rad weekend, we'll see you at the races!