It is a great accomplishment to finish the Absa Cape Epic - just once! We honour and reward riders that return to race the Absa Cape Epic multiple times with an exclusive loyalty programme.
Riders that have finished the event three times are awarded membership of Amabubesi – the Absa Cape Epic Finisher Club. "Amabubesi" means "pride of lions" in Zulu, a fitting description for the tough breed of riders who tackle the Absa Cape Epic repeatedly.
An annual Amabubesi breakfast is hosted in Cape Town on the day before the start of the race. It is a time to come together with fellow members of the prestigious club and swap Absa Cape Epic war stories and encourage those taking on the challenge once again. The Amabubesi breakfast is open to all club members, including those not participating in the current year's race.
Three completed Absa Cape Epic races grants membership to the Amabubesi Finisher Club.
In addition to a special certificate and medal to honour their achievement, Amabubesi club members receive benefits according to the number of races they have completed, such as:
- An invitation to the annual Amabubesi Breakfast for all members, not just those riding in the current year’s race.
- Additional Amabubesi merchandise to all Amabubesi entrants.
- A separate finisher area at the Grand Finale with personalised medal and a personalised certificate that will be made available in your online profile.
- A guaranteed team entry into the 2017 Absa Cape Epic after nine finishes. Qualifying Amabubesi members receive their invitation at the same time as riders that were successful in the lottery (June). All normal registration deadlines apply.