Local band set for Fedhealth MTB Challenge debut

Sunset Sweatshop will perform for the masses at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 17 September 2017.  Photo Credit:  Dirk Odendal

Sunset Sweatshop will perform for the masses at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 17 September 2017. Photo Credit: Dirk Odendal

The 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge will close off on a high note at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 17 September 2017 with a lively performance by local band, Sunset Sweatshop.

Formed in October 2016, the group’s debut single “Move It” has been a hit on SA’s leading radio stations.

According to Victor Green, drummer and backing vocalist, Sunset Sweatshop has a diverse genre. “If I had to classify our music, I’d have to say that we focus on ‘feel good South African rock’. We love the profession as we love travelling and meeting new people.Between the five of us we’ve dabbled in gyming, jogging, waters sports, cricket, rugby, hockey, hiking, trail running and martial arts, but never mountain biking. This will also be the first time that we perform for a group of mountain bikers. We’re really excited though as our music appeals to any crowd.”

“The audience can expect a stellar performance that is filled with energy and is a lot of fun to watch,” continues Green. “We will definitely be performing our debut single, ‘Move It ’along with some covers ranging from Bob Marley to The Beatles. We’ll also include our original festival set which consists of songs that will be recorded really soon. We are honoured and look forward to jamming with mountain bikers at the Fedhealth MTB Challenge.”

EVENT INFORMATION:Saturday, 16 September 2017 / Fedhealth Kids MTB Events

Time: 11:00
Event: ·       500m / 0 – 5 years of age / 11:00

·       1.5km / 6 – 9 years of age / 11:15

·       5km / 10 – 13 years of age / 11:30

Entry Fee: R100

Junior MTB enthusiasts are also invited to ‘test their balance’ with YBIKE on Saturday from 09:00 – 14:00 and on Sunday from 08:00 – 14:00. YBIKE will have a fun and challenging Balance Bike Obstacle Course designed to replicate what you would find out on the MTB trails.

EVENT INFORMATION: Sunday, 17 September 2017 / Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Time: 08:00
Event: +- 60km (Marathon)
Entry Fee: R350 per rider (excludes CSA License)
 
Time: 08:30
Event: +- 28km (Half Marathon)
Entry Fee: R250 per rider (excludes CSA License)
 
Time: 09:00
Event: 15km (Fun Race)
Entry Fee: R150 per rider

With plenty of mountain biking challenges, heaps of family fun and a scenic day out of the city, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge is a not-to-be-missed event on the 2017 fitness and social calendar.

The 2017 Fedhealth MTB Challenge is sanctioned by Cycling SA.
EXCITING NEWS:Fedhealth members can enter free of charge – simply by typing in their membership numberwhen entering online! Fedhealth members will also have access to the Fedhealth VIP Zone where complimentary drinks and snacks will be on offer.
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For more information or to enter the Fedhealth MTB Challenge, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.comor visit www.stillwatersports.com