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Join the battle to win an entry into the 2018 Absa Cape Epic 

Virgin Active is offering a challenging, but unique way to get a highly prized entry into the 2018 Absa Cape Epic. The Virgin Active Epic Battle involves completing five tough challenges in five weeks starting 19 January 2017. Individuals log their performances (cycling activities/rides) on the competition website which is linked to their Strava accounts.

Three lucky winners who successfully complete all the challenges will be drawn to win trips to the Grand Finale of this year’s Absa Cape Epic where they will compete with a riding buddy of their choice in the Virgin Active Epic Battle shootout. The winner gets the coveted free team entry for the 2018 edition of the world’s annual greatest mountain bike event!

The Virgin Active Epic Battle challenges, which seriously test speed, endurance and climbing ability, are also the perfect way to raise fitness levels and to test whether a rider has the mettle to complete the Absa Cape Epic.

Virgin Active is a headline sponsor of the Absa Cape Epic and the event’s official health club partner.

How the Virgin Active Epic Battle works  

Step 1: Create a profile on the Virgin Active Epic Battle website and link to your Strava account (If you are not already a Virgin Active member, you will need to become one to take part.)

Step 2: Choose your riding buddy (must be a Virgin Active member by the end of Virgin Active Epic Battle)

Step 3: Complete all five challenges over the five weeks:

Week one - go for speed
Week two - go for one hundred
Week three - go for altitude
Week four - go for total distance
Week five - go for total elevation.

You can complete each challenge within its allocated week, meaning time is not an excuse that counts here. Three successful entrants will be drawn to win all-expenses paid trips to Cape Town with their nominated riding buddy to take part in the final battle on indoor cycling bikes at the Grand Finale of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic at Val de Vie Estate in Paarl.

Step 4: The ultimate winners will be crowned Champions of the Virgin Active Epic Battle and will win a free team entry into the 2018 Absa Cape Epic!

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