Fedhealth MTB Challenge entries open

Entries have opened for the much anticipated Fedhealth MTB Challenge that will return to the picturesque Meerendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 04 September 2016.  Seen here:  Mountain bikers in action at the 2015 Fedhealth MTB Challenge.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Entries have opened for the much anticipated Fedhealth MTB Challenge that will return to the picturesque Meerendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 04 September 2016. Seen here: Mountain bikers in action at the
2015 Fedhealth MTB Challenge. Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg

Durbanville (Cape Town) – Entries have opened for the much anticipated Fedhealth MTB Challenge that will return to the picturesque Meerendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 04 September 2016.

According to Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge offers families the perfect opportunity to relax in a safe environment. “The Fedhealth Kids MTB Events are ideal for junior MTB heroes of various ages, while Sunday’s Fedhealth MTB Challenge caters for riders of all MTB abilities from beginners to professionals. Together with the tremendous support of Fedhealth, our title sponsor, we look forward to hosting a fun-filled mountain bike weekend like no other.”

“In today’s fast paced world, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge provides a unique opportunity for families to spend real quality time together without slowing down,” says Jeremy Yatt, Principal Officer of Fedhealth. “Whether one or all family members participate in the events, there is something for everyone to enjoy together while breathing in fresh air in the most beautiful surroundings. What could possibly be better?”

Leading South African mountain bikers Erik Kleinhans and Robyn De Groot claimed top honours in the 65km Fedhealth MTB Challenge in 2015.

According to Kleinhans, winning close to home is always great. “I was excited when I heard that the Fedhealth MTB Challenge would take place at Meerendal. I really like the area, while the racing here suits me well. Mountain biking is not all about racing, that is why the MTB weekend is great. It’s a family affair. The timing is perfect and the views on route are fantastic.”

“Stillwater Sports knows how to host great events,” says De Groot. “The 2015 Fedhealth MTB Challenge featured open trails and beautiful views. It’s a proper mountain bike race, so you do need to be fit to really enjoy it. It’s everything that a mountain biker can ask for.”

EVENT INFORMATION:

Saturday, 03 September 2016

Time: 13:00
Event: Fedhealth Kids MTB Events: 500m, 1.5km and 5km Fun Rides
Entry Fee: R70

Sunday, 04 September 2016

Time: 08:00
Event: 35km Fedhealth MTB Challenge
Entry Fee: R200 per rider (excludes CSA License)
 
Time: 08:30
Event: 65km Fedhealth MTB Challenge
Entry Fee: R300 per rider (excludes CSA License)
 
Time: 09:00
Event: 15km Fedhealth MTB Challenge
Entry Fee: R150 per rider

A special exhibitor’s area in the festival village will give entrants and visitors the perfect opportunity to see the latest product and gear on offer.

EXCITING NEWS ~ Fedhealth members will be pleased to hear that they can enter free of charge by typing in their membership number when entering on line.

Fedhealth Kids entries will receive a medal at the finish, a sweet treat and a Fedhealth branded gift.

Fedhealth MTB Challenge entries (15km, 35km and 65km) will receive:

  • A medal to all finishers
  • The first 1000 entrants will receive a stunning event t-shirt
  • A Fedhealth massage (this will work on a first come first serve basis)
  • Access to the MTB Exhibitors Area
  • An awesome Fedhealth branded gift
  • Trophies and prize money for overall winners in the 35km and 65km only.
  • A chance to win amazing lucky drawn prizes compliments of our sponsors

With an array of food stalls serving up mouth-watering treats combined with Meerendal’s award winning wines and live music, participants and spectators will be spoiled for choice!

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For more information on the Fedhealth MTB Challenge contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com.