Guaranteed Entries into 2010
If you’re considering riding the race in 2010, the
good news is that you can guarantee yourself an entry by being the
fastest at the keyboard on the Sunday night after the race this year.
We’ve allocated 100 of the 600 available team entries to be sold as
guaranteed entries on a first come first served basis starting at
exactly midnight on Sunday 29 March 2009.If you’re ready to commit a
full year in advance be sure to be at your computer on Sunday after the
The remaining entries will still be
allocated via the lottery, which will run as usual until 30 June.
Lottery tickets are available now and both you and your partner can buy
lottery tickets in order to stand a chance of gaining an entry. Lottery
results will be announced by 14 July 2009.
The route for 2010 will be announced at our annual
Charity Gala that will take place on 28 October 2009. But we can
announce that in 2010 we will introduce a new daily ‘refuel zone’ on
the finish line where riders will be able to eat as much as they can
immediately after they finish the day’s stage. This will be new for
2010 and is a result of canvassing riders for what we can still do to
improve the riding experience. Watch this space for even more new
additions to the rider package for 2010.
team entry fee is increased from 2009 but the Absa Cape Epic still
remains one of the cheapest mountain bike stage races in the world.
More and more major stage races are appearing on the global mountain
bike calendar and each is raising the organisational standard and
expectations of participating riders. Up until now we have been lucky
to be regarded as one of the best value and organised races in the
world, and we want to ensure that we keep this prized position.
Therefore we need to continue introducing new features and enhanced
levels of service to our participating riders from across the globe.
The increased entry fee will allow us to continue our quest to host the
best mountain bike stage race in the world on South African soil each