Local MTB racing team sets sights on Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience!

Seen here: Racing Team member Siya Thuthu in action during the 2021 Fedhealth MTB Challenge, another iconic Stellenbosch based event organised by Stillwater Sports. Photo Credit: Chris Hitchcock

The Stellenbosch based Fairtree Cannondale Racing Team are looking to close off a very rewarding season at 

Stellenbosch’s most iconic MTB celebration, the 8th annual Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November 2021.

An individual 2-day MTB Stage Race, the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience routes highlight the beauty and splendor of Stellenbosch. Mountain bikers can look forward to experiencing a vast network of world-class and exclusive trails while celebrating the origin of SA mountain biking. 

“We live for riding bikes, so this event is right up our ally,” says Chris Norton, Manager of the Fairtree Cannondale Racing Team. “This will be the fourth year that I take part in the event, and I love that it encourages riders to enjoy the experience rather than race. The routes are in our backyard, Jonkershoek and Banhoek, where we love to ride. The vibe is always fun, it’s the last race of the year and we love taking part as a group. We are looking forward to riding together and having fun on route. The Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience is one of our favorite events. The team is very close, and this just means that we get to spend more time together doing what we love.”

Fairtree Cannondale Racing Team members Luyanda Thobigunya and Lorenzo Le Roux can’t wait to toe the line at the 2021 Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience.

“This will be the fourth time that I take part in the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience,” says Thobigunya. “I love the vibe, the fun and of course the singletrack. My goal is to win.”

Le Roux has also set his sights on winning. “This will also be the fourth time that I take part in the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience,” says Le Roux. “I am really looking forward to the climbing and all the great descents.”

EVENT INFORMATION:  Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience 

Date:Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November 2021
Festival Village:Stellenbosch High School
Format:Two-Day Stage Race for individual entrants
Categories, Distances & Entry Fee:Full Marathon Age:  18+
 Entry Fee:  R1600.00
 Distance Day 1:  +-45km
 Distance Day 2:  +-40km
 Half Marathon Age:  18+
 Entry Fee:  R1400.00
 Distance Day 1:  +-27km
 Distance Day 2:  +-22km

The entry fee includes:

  • Finisher Technical Rider Tee
  • Finisher Medal
  • Race Number
  • Trail Access Fees
  • Spectacular on route experience
  • Access to world class routes that are usually not open to the public
  • A light breakfast pack with coffee on both days
  • A scrumptious lunch pack on both days
  • Complimentary drinks and refreshments
  • Well stocked water points (on route and in the race village)
  • Entertainment (on route and in the race village)
  • An impressive selection of gifts from our sponsors including Beet It Sport, Savanna and THIRSTI.

PLEASE NOTE:  The event organisers will at all times adhere to Government Regulations regarding COVID-19.

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 For more information or to enter the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience please email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com.