Most riders begin planning for the Absa Cape Epic a year in advance. It is impossible to over-prepare for this race (but remember not to over-train!).
Although a lot of planning goes into the physical training, nutrition strategy and preparation of your bike, mental preparation is just as important. Willpower and a positive attitude are just as likely to get your through a tough stage as the latest and greatest carbon mountain bike. We suggest finding a veteran of mountain bike stage racing or previous Absa Cape Epic finisher to help guide your preparation. If you can't find someone, or need more information, we provide a number of tools to assist riders in their preparation, including:
- Rider Workshops are held both in Cape Town and Johannesburg. These sessions are held during September and October the year before the race.