Tag Archives: PwC Great Zuurberg Trek

Stransky aims to be competitive at tough Zuurberg race

Springbok rugby legend Joel Stransky aims to be competitive in this month’s PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race after recovering from injuries sustained in the Cape Epic. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha Photography

Despite having to overcome serious injuries in recent weeks, ex-Springbok rugby star Joel Stransky and teammate Andrew Mclean are determined to be competitive at the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race later this month. The pair, who finished third last year, will pit themselves against arguably the toughest field in the history of the three-day event when it starts ...

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Great Zuurberg Trek sample USN partnership

Participants in the 2017 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek will be able to sample products from international sports nutrition brand USN later this month. Photo: Warren Elsom

International sports nutrition brand USN are ready to play an active role in the three-day PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race near Port Elizabeth after coming on board as sponsors for the first time. Besides a strong focus on the event’s recovery zone at the Zuurberg Mountain Village, they will offer a variety of products for riders to sample ...

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Woolcock heads strong pro field at Great Zuurberg Trek

Riders during stage 1 of the 2017 Liberty Winelands Encounter from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, 21 April 2017. Photo by Ewald Sadie

One of South Africa’s most experienced cyclists, Waylon Woolcock, has set his sights on overall victory in the three-day PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race next month. The Stellenbosch professional, who won last weekend’s Liberty Winelands Encounter alongside BCX teammate HB Kruger, said he was excited about targeting the Eastern Cape race based at the Zuurberg Mountain Village for ...

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Tough but balanced route for Great Zuurberg Trek

Riders in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek will face a variety of challenges when the three-stage mountain bike race takes place near Port Elizabeth in May. Photo: Warren Elsom

While day two stands out as the queen stage, PwC Great Zuurberg Trek route director Rob Hayter feels riders will face a strong variety of challenges in one of the Eastern Cape’s premier mountain bike events next month. Hayter and his team have been hard at work in the last three months preparing the trails for the race from May ...

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Zuurberg race boosts socio-economic development

Having developed a close rapport over the years, next month’s PwC Great Zuurberg Trek will further strengthen the mountain bike event’s partnership with the Unity in Africa Foundation.

Having developed a close rapport over the years, next month’s PwC Great Zuurberg Trek will further strengthen the mountain bike event’s partnership with the Unity in Africa Foundation. Reflecting on the relationship, UinA director Bernice Rose said their position as a race beneficiary had gone a long way in helping develop the foundation’s brand. “This has been a win-win partnership ...

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Zuurberg race support will help develop education

Students supported by the Sundays River Citrus Company Foundation Trust high-five a participant in a previous edition of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek. Photo: Great Zuurberg Trek

The PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race have once again nominated the Sundays River Citrus Company Foundation Trust as one of their beneficiaries for this year’s event. The partnership would go a long way in helping develop education in the Sundays River Valley as well as raise awareness about the area, said Det Bakker, liaison officer for the SRCC ...

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Seyffert chases second Zuurberg title

TransCape MTB Stage Race, presented by #VolvoSA, from Knysna to Franschhoek,   Western Cape, South Africa, RSA

Professional mountain biker Pieter Seyffert will be returning to the scene of one of his favourite races when he and teammate Travis Walker tackle the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek at the end of May. The 30-year-old Seyffert, from Helderkruin in the West Rand, was the champion in 2015 when he partnered Kevin Evans to a narrow win over Chris Wolhuter ...

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Riders will stay connected at Zuurberg race

Thanks to the Igen sponsorship, riders in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek in Addo just outside Port Elizabeth will be able to stay connected this year. Photo: Great Zuurberg Trek

Riders in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race will again enjoy superior connectivity, thanks to a significant partnership with Port Elizabeth-based company Igen. While the remoteness of the Zuurberg region – adjacent to the Addo Elephant National Park – contributes to the uniqueness of the event, it also affects internet connectivity. “The downside is that coverage can be ...

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Zuurberg aim to please – on and off the bike

Riders in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek can look forward to a premium experience on and off the bike when the event is held from May 26 to 28. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha Photography

Organisers of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek are doggedly focused on providing a premium experience to live up to the mountain bike event’s tagline of “Great Outdoors. Great Indoors. Great Impact”. The three-stage race, which takes place from the Zuurberg Mountain Village near Port Elizabeth from May 26 to 28, not only provides the riders with spectacular scenery, but they ...

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Tavcor backing eases life for Zuurberg route director

Tavcor Commercial Vehicle sales executive Donovan Austin (left) hands over the Amarok double cab to PwC Great Zuurberg Trek route director Rob Hayter. Photo: Supplied

Life has become much easier for PwC Great Zuurberg Trek route director Rob Hayter this year after Tavcor Commercial Vehicles threw their support behind the Eastern Cape mountain biking classic. Taking place in the mountainous Zuurberg region in Addo, about 70km from Port Elizabeth, Hayter is already devoting his time to ensuring the route is in top-class condition for the ...

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